My fairphone screen is having some issues. I am trying to figure out if it is just the screen, or if there is something else wrong.
It started this morning when the screen stayed black after I turned on the phone (I assume. It vibrated as usual).
When I connected to power, the screen came to life, and it stayed normal for a little while even after disconnecting power. Connecting to power a second time did not help.
I charged for a while (even though it had just charged all night), and that gave me 5 minutes of screen time, then it was back to black.
Changing to a spare battery got me a lot of colored pixels, but no other signs of life. A second attempt with the spare battery got me something like the normal logo, but with a lot of horizontal colored lines.
None of the above tricks give me any results anymore, except I will occationally get to the first fairphone logo, which will either turn straight to black or give me colored horizontal lines before turning black.
I have tried cleaning the screen connector. No luck…
Any ideas? My first guess is a broken screen, but it seems strange that fiddling with the power (changing batteries, connecting power) will affect the issue. Is that normal behavior for a broken screen?