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Replaced the broken glass front of my iphone 3GS. Everything looked fine, but the slider on the screen does not work... Did the replacement protocol all over again, but nope no slider. Any suggestions?

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On touch screen phones like the iphone and N97, when replacing the screen there is a small ribbon attched to the back of the screen that connects to the main circuit board.This ribbon allows your phone to recognize you touching the screen and makes the screen work. Take the front cover back off and check that the connector is clean and dust free (on the new screen and on the phone) reconnect the ribbon and push down gently until its securely in place and re-attach the screen to your handset.

This should solve your problem and hope it helps please rate thanks

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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  • Wcwesterh827 Mar 20, 2011

    Thanks, did the procedure all over again, no result.

    Looks to me that the digitizer was broke when delivered.

    What do you think, is that possible / ever heard of that?

  • Craig Perry
    Craig Perry Mar 20, 2011

    Yeah I have heard of and know of the digitizer, It's possible, If you have installed it correctly and the touch sensitivity on the screen isn't working there must be a fault with the part (digitizer). Your supplier (place you bought it from) should offer you a replacement or refund due to a faulty part.
    Hope this helps.

  • Craig Perry
    Craig Perry Mar 20, 2011

    I can only recommend taking your replacement screen back to the place you purchased it, for a replacement or a refund. It's seems it must be faulty, Without seeing it for myself and attempting to repair it myself I'm unable to suggest any other option than to ask or a refund or replacement.

  • wcwesterhof Mar 21, 2011

    Thanks for the help!



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