This was going to be a test of things to come. Can I open my iPhone to the extend needed to replace the display? Can I put it back together and still work?
I got all the tools, time and guides I needed. By the way, I used this iFixit guide
That part was easy.
Nothing special here either.
Remobing the battery was a very long process. It was glued so strongly that I got it to bend quite a bit more before I broke free. The metal spudger was essential here.
I was hoping that the display conector was not making a good contact or something but the problem appeared to be buried deep inside the display assembly. I had to buy a new one. They are $100 bucks on ebay.
I assembled the phone and the problem was still there. Here is what does not work:
- second button from the bottom on a popup menus.
- a couple of letters in the landscape keyboard.
Had the dead stribe been a little bit more up or down, it was likely that the portrait keyboard would have been completely unusable. Thank jobs it still is.