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Why isn't the right side of my iPhone 4S touchscreen working?

Why isn't the right side of my iPhone 4S touchscreen working?

I first noticed that the right side of my touch screen wasn't working while writing an SMS when I couldn't type the letter "P". It works in landscape mode but not portrait (because it is a different location on the phone.) It works to launch apps but if I need the very right side of the screen it doesn't work. (For example, jumping to a certain letter in contacts or moving an app from the 1st page to the 2nd.) There is no damage to the screen or water damage to the phone. Is there a part that needs to be replaced or a connection that needs to be checked? Thank you in advance for any help or advice you can give.

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Guest [Entry]

keith harris, usually when the touch screen does not work in a specific area, it is the digitizer that has failed. Of course you should always try a reset/ recover on your device first, if it is unsuccessful you will have to replace the front display assembly. Follow this guide for that, and the part is available right here as well as many other places. There are those that say you can separate the digitizer from the LCD, I personally have not had any success with it due to the lack of proper (expensive ) equipment for that task. Hope this helps, good luck.
Guest [Entry]

Well I had the same issue.dropped my iPhone 5 and thereafter a part of the the bottom screen became unresponsive.what I did was to apply a little pressure to those areas and it came back to life.hope it helps.