Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 11:36 AM (in response to Edward M. Baum)
The screen may have been crushed by pressure of front glass on underlying LCD Display. Reset, hold both home and power buttons for about 10 seconds until the iPhone restarts itself. See if better. If not, then Restore your iPhone with current iTunes on your computer. See if better. If not, make Genius reservation and take to Apple Store for evaluation. The Genius may be able to help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 2:46 PM (in response to brad805)
Thanks. I tried the Reset and then the Restore and the patterns on the screen remained. Just now, in addition, the entire unit went black and I can't restart it.
Off to Apple Store tomorrow.