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Iphone screen problems

Not responding to touch, all the upper half of the screen. Suggestions?

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  • bakegoods Jul 17, 2008

    Yes i cant operate the top half of my phone

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Had this same thing happen with 2 of my apple iphones, but it was the bottom half of my touch screen that wouldn't work. Took in back to apple. They didn't even bother trying to fix the problem, said it happens all the time, and it has something to do with the touch screen not laying correctly against the plastic, so it can't read your touch. They just took my phone, and handed me a new phone each time, and at no cost, of course. I guess it's just a flaw that they had not worked out before putting them on the market. Make sure you download all your settings, phone #'s, music, and pictures by syncing it with your computer through itunes before you take it in because you will have to do a restore once you get your new phone. Also, one person told me it could be due to the plastic film you add to the screen of the iphone, if you did add a plastic screen. It can cause problems with the touch screen. I took it off of my phone, but it didn't help at all. I, also, did a complete restore on the phone, but that didn't help, either. Just take it back to apple, or send it in, and they will give you a whole new phone with no questions asked. Good luck!

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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http://www.gadgetvenue.com/how-the-iphone-touch-screen-works-02223447/


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