For about a month now I have been unable to use my Fairphone 3, as the screen turns off from time to time. After looking for the problem, I think it is some kind of problem with the contacts of the screen module, as it happens especially when I bend it in a certain position (you can see in the attached video). However, I can’t use it to take it out of the house or for “normal” use, as I always carry it in my pocket, and sometimes it just doesn’t work when I need it, and the screen doesn’t return to “normal” no matter how much I tighten or bend it. In fact, I don’t even know if the screen is locked or not, because the appearance is the same: a blank screen.
Video: Fairphone 3 screen contacts problem - YouTube
It hasn’t been dropped in the last few months, and unfortunately it’s out of warranty. I’ve already opened it up and secured the modules a couple of times. I bought new screws to make sure they are tight, as the original ones were worn out. I also cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol, but I still have this problem.
Unfortunately, my Fairphone has failed me several times now, and this despite the fact that I take great care of it so that it will last me for many years. I’m starting to think that modularity gives more problems than advantages, at least in my case… luckily, I’ve managed to get an old phone in the meantime.
Has anyone had a similar problem? Any ideas or suggestions?
Thank you very much