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Iphone touch-screen My Iphone touch screen has stopped working and I am unable to calibrate touch screen - it just won't work. Whenever I select pen calibration and it takes me to the screen to perform function, when I click the screen with stylus nothing happens-it remains at that screen.

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  • Tolbot Nov 04, 2007

    The lowest 1/4 of the touchscreen doesnt work.
    so cant press the "phone" or "ipod" button or slide to unlock it etc.

  • sova Nov 05, 2007

    weather using flesh still can not move the slice bar on the screen please help

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    same with me, i dropped my iphone then the lowest part of the screen is not functioning, anybody knows how to fix? thanks

  • lbdav Nov 15, 2007




    My iphone got a little damp. Everything seems to work but the touchscreen. I still get alerts from my calendar but can't slide the arrow to unlock


  • joggeli Nov 20, 2007

    i also dropped my iphone, now i cannot use half of the lower screen...any clues ?????

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    My phone got wet. My calendar alerts still sound but the touch screen doesn't work. Is there any hope?

  • skibert Feb 27, 2008

    My iphone was dropped in water for 5 seconds, everything works except the row where settings,notes,calculator and clock is. Is there any hope of restoring that row.
    Roberta

  • Joan K Mar 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. We dropped the phone from a really low alltitude and the bottom of my touch screen stopped working.

    Is there a way to reset the screen callibration?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Please help me my slide to unlock is not working . it is showing lock sign on top . how do I unlock my iphone .

  • shariqseraj Apr 21, 2008

    hello!
    plz someone help!
    my iphone screen when i touch apps it opens than anything i tried to do it won't function... its like screen most parts is dead!
    its really pissing me off!
    plz someone help!
    or email me at
    shariq_seraj@hotmail.com
    PS: yes its jailbreak!

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    my iphone touch screen is not working.i am able to release the lock , but unable to access the menu or any of my contacts.

  • becky wardingley May 27, 2008

    my touch screen has stopped working help me please xxx

  • becky wardingley May 27, 2008

    my touch screen has stopped working help xx

  • Mark37 May 27, 2008

    my slide to unlock bar won't slide. Nor am I able to touch my password number to unlock. But my slide to turn off bar works.

  • bgc1947 May 28, 2008

    my iphone touch screen is not working.i am able to release the lock , but unable to access the menu or any of my contacts.

  • ekong111 Jun 07, 2008

    My iphone has been dropped in the water. I took it out and the battery was dead. 2 months later i started it up again and it was fine only this time the touch screen works for about 5 seconds and then it freezes.
    Please help me

    thanks



  • manmananddri Jun 17, 2008

    it wont work

  • jasonong28 Jun 30, 2008

    I am unable to press the 7 ,8 ,9 on my iphone key pad , can anyone advise solution ?

  • mrlsharma97 Jul 03, 2008

    Yes, I am facing with the same problem.

  • veronz Jul 14, 2008

    Can anyone please share with me if there is any solution to fix the touch-screen problem (unable to slide)? Is this Software or Hardware problem?

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    upper portion of iphone is not sensing, i can not use iphone properly

  • jq0729 Jul 21, 2008

    my iphone touch screen isn't operating correctly. only the top half i can access my apps but bottom half no matter what it won't operate at all. i cant even unlock it unless i turn off and back on. i dont know what to do. HELP NEEDED PLEASE!!!!!!!



  • rsai Jul 25, 2008

    the screen is not working at all. can't move the slider.

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    my btton half dont work but my top does help PLZZZZZZ

  • ceeee Jul 27, 2008

    My iphone clone P168C screen got crack and the touch screen is not working what to do?

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    the touck on my iphone got stuck

  • m_en_luis Aug 20, 2008

    my cell phone does not come any flame sends me the message to your mailbox

  • butterfly211 Aug 31, 2008

    My Iphone touch screen has stopped working and I am unable to calibrate touch screen - it just won't work.

    Whenever I select pen calibration and it takes me to the screen to perform function, when I click the screen with stylus nothing happens-it remains at that screen.

  • legallymargo Oct 07, 2008

    Right above halfway of my screen, the phone does not pick up when I touch in that area.

  • sucvan Oct 07, 2008

    i have the similar problem

    my iphone's screen on the buttom doesn't work ( * call # ) these key are not working

    please help me ?

  • juicy4539 Oct 29, 2008

    i dropperd my i touch and i was wondering if you can just replace the screen or do i have to buy a completely new ipod?

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    my service is off and its not turning on

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    my phones touchscreen does not work i bought it in september 2008 i feel ripped of i feel like i got an iJUNK

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    I want to recalibrate my iphone it wont work. im tring to unlick it it wont let me it doesnt do anything how can i fix it. HELP!!!!!!!!!! how can you reset it.

  • thluver Feb 15, 2009

    i got my iphone just yesterday from one of my brother's friend. the only thing i did from then is take a few pics and downloaded 8 songs and that's it. SOMEONE PLEASSSEEEEE HELPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

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Solution i tried on Unlocked 1.1.3 and 1.1.4 versions. Just follow the steps they have been explained really easy way. Dont think this is too hard. Just follow them it will work:

1) download WinSCP on your PC (google it) and run the application
2) download new general.plist file on laptop
3) download OpenSSH on your iphone (its not show on iphone but its there so dont worry)
4) connect the laptop and iphone through the same wireless network and both will have separate ipaddress.
5) write the ipaddress from the iphone (Settings>Wifi>network details to which you are connected to shows you the ipaddress)
6) Goto laptop on WinSCP type the ipaddress of the iphone in host name field and username:root and password: alpine and then hit Login.
7) it will open like an explorer view of your iphone files on laptop then click on root left side. Click Applications> preferences> replace the general.plist file with the one you downloaded. Done the major part.
8) unplug iphone click Settings> General>Touch and reduce the senstivity to 0. 0 gives you the highest touch sensitivity.
9) Now be happy it works....

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The issue you are facing is known as a lower dead strip. You may eventually have to replace the digitizer but if you wnat to save some money then follow the steps below

Downgrade to Firmware 1.1.4 (watch some videos on youtube)

Jailbreak using idemocracy 3.0 (google it)

Connect your phone and open fie browser for iphone.

Move to /Application/Preferences.app/
Replace the touch.plist and general.plist with the files found here:
http://limitededitioniphone.com/iphone-touchscreen-fix-increase-sensitivity/

Restart your phone. Got to settings >>> general >>> Touch and decrease the sensitivity t0 -15.0

Restart your phone.
Should work fine now..


Let me know.

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This may help:

http://rapidshare.com/files/60583410/Gen...
This is the General.plist file that adds a touchscreen setting to your General Settings. It can alter the touchscreen sensors, with 0 being a high sensor (which is what I have set mine to now) and 16 being the lowest sensor (can't move anything). Default setting is 3.5.
Upload the file to Applications/Preferences.app and you're set!


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I can say that this solution didnt work for my iphone :( - i just installed 1.1.4 firmawre for iphone and this mod made my iphone constantly reboot - my only option was to recover from scratch

so i would NOT recommend using:-
http://rapidshare.com/files/60583410/General.plist.html
with the unlocked 1.1.4 version

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There is an iPhone repair service that can help you with that or a free iphone repair guide, if you want to do it yourself or have a tech-savy friend do it for you. The part is readily available on Ebay.

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Use iFuntastic to upload the file

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Ok I have an ipod touch and I had it lying on my end table and by accident my boyfriend knocked over my water and I think it got inside the ipod....the next day the touch screen started acting funny I have tried to shut it down and it wont let me if I touch the screen it does not detect my finger or anything!!! so what can I do I got my ipod new SOMEONE PLEASE HELP DO I HAVE TO THROW IT AWAY OR CAN IT BE SAVED!!!

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

I hav apple iphone 8 gb.but its menu button can working,,,,,plz telll me wht can i do .....

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

My iphone touch screen goes dead after i install aller app. few programs via installer app.i read that the touch screen gives you
problems within 6 months of usage.the plist didnot work for me.

Posted on May 25, 2008

Hey guys, this solution worked 100% for me! Thanks indrek777.
I also unfortunately had dropped my iphone from a very low altitude and the screen went dead. I was very deepressed, and then I came across this post.
indrek777 may all good things come to you man!

David from Sydney Australia.

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

How to i upload the file in applications/preferences.app

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

You have to use flesh... No stylis!

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It probably just a defective touch panel (digitizer). Bring it to the apple store to see if you get a replacement through them. If you can't, there are third party iPhone repair services, that will fixed it for cheap. Also, I found an DYI iphone repair guide, so you can do it yourself too, not that difficult, part is available on ebay.

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Friends i need help i have an iphone mcc model w118 it just have a crake on the screen case this did not affect the real screen but the sceen touch refuse to work now it ask me to celibrate if i try it refuse it doest not work what will i do post to my bow destcare2000@hotmail.com

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Were do u find the Applications/Preferences.app were is it located?
email alanmohall@hotmail.com

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