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Blank screen when ever i flip my phone up it goes white the screen it will come on if i dont flip it up but if i do i just goes white what cud this be ..?

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Re: blank screen

I had the same problem and as maniac says it's the ribbon in the middle of the phone, could be cut or dislodging.

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Re: blank screen

Sound like a problem with the flex ribbon connection.
when your openning the slide it may be dislodging it slightly

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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