Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

View Poll Results: Does your iPhone 5 have light leak problem??
YES 15 20.00%
NO 60 80.00%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 20, 2012, 09:47 AM   #1
simercool
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
white iPhone 5 light leak

Please answer the poll. I have got my white iphone 5 replace 2 times.. But every time their is light leak issue in the unit..





simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 09:53 AM   #2
KandyKane
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia
Poll? What poll?
KandyKane is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 09:59 AM   #3
simercool
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
Quote:
Originally Posted by KandyKane View Post
Poll? What poll?

wanted to create a poll to see how widespread this issue is... as i have already replaced my iphone 5 2 times and still i see the issue of light leak near the power button..
but for some unknown reason, I am not able to create a poll... i don't see a option under Thread tools to create a polls..
simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:01 AM   #4
mattopotamus
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
What is the downside to the light leak?
mattopotamus is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:03 AM   #5
thadoggfather
macrumors 68040
 
thadoggfather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Cant tell if its just the bad camera you're using, but seems like there's pink light bleed all over that screen.

I had two whites, neither had light leak near the lock button though they had other issues.
thadoggfather is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:09 AM   #6
simercool
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
What is the downside to the light leak?
Its just annoying when looking at it.
simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:10 AM   #7
thadoggfather
macrumors 68040
 
thadoggfather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Plus I think it opens up the chance for dust to get into the unit.

my iPhone 3G back in the day had light leak.
thadoggfather is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:14 AM   #8
simercool
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
Quote:
Originally Posted by thadoggfather View Post
Cant tell if its just the bad camera you're using, but seems like there's pink light bleed all over that screen.

I had two whites, neither had light leak near the lock button though they had other issues.
I used iphone 5 to take these pics..

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by thadoggfather View Post
Plus I think it opens up the chance for dust to get into the unit.

my iPhone 3G back in the day had light leak.
went to apple store.. They are saying almost every white unit is leaking light.. Thats why i wanted to create a poll and for unknown reasons i am not able create one..
simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:18 AM   #9
yateseyd1991
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: UK
White 32GB here, no light leak whatsoever, week 41 production


iPhone 5 32GB White, iPad 3 16GB Black, iPod Video 5.5G 120GB, Shure SE425's

Last edited by yateseyd1991; Oct 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM.
yateseyd1991 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:27 AM   #10
simercool
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
Quote:
Originally Posted by yateseyd1991 View Post
White 32GB here, no light leak whatsoever, week 40 production


iPhone 5 32GB White, iPad 3 16GB Black, iPod Video 5.5G 120GB, Shure SE425's
How to check that??
simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:40 AM   #11
simercool
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
2 white 32 gb --- 32nd(Aug) and 38 (Sept)

1 white 16gb - 40 ( Oct)

and the problem is in both 32 gb(both).. May be i need to go to apple store and get 40th week iphone but there is no way to confirm that during exhange..
simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:52 AM   #12
Charadis
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
I currently have a Verizon 32GB white model, week 37, and no light leak. Previously had an AT&T 16GB white, and no light leak with it.. although it did have slightly mushier home button, slightly less clicky sleep button, the top glass back inlay was unflush on one side with the back, and the screen would look pink with polarized shades on. Sent from my iPhone 5
Charadis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 10:55 AM   #13
AJAAY
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
I have a white 16gb with a slighty loose power button and no light leak.
AJAAY is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:04 PM   #14
Defender2010
macrumors 68000
 
Defender2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: London
Can I repost something I put in another thread? Well, here goes...

On closer inspection of the "gap", the light leak is coming from the LED itself. On the back of the LED there is a metal plate (see image). Close to the area where the light leak was when looking at the phone from the front, the metal was not sealed against the LED properly (a 3/4mm gap) so light shone upwards towards the power button. There was no leakage around the rest of the metal plate. I placed a small amount (5mm wide) black tape over the leak. Now when sealed up there is zero light leak seen. DIY My phone is pristine and I did not want to return it again because of the leak, so it was easier to do it myself. As I said before too, it's easy to reseat the screen in that corner first so the gap is reduced anyway.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	21.0 KB
ID:	370865  
Defender2010 is online now   2 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 21, 2012, 05:39 AM   #15
Wolf Gang Fresh
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Ive had no problems with my iPhone 5
__________________
MacBook Pro 15'' (8,2) 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 1TB HD,
iPhone 5 White 32GB, iPhone 4S Black 32GB, iPhone 3GS White 16GB, iPhone 3GS Black 16GB, New iPad 32GB, ATV2, iPod Touch 3rd 8GB, iPod Nano 6th 16GB
Wolf Gang Fresh is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:46 AM   #16
Rocko1
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
The QC on the 5 is abysmal. Jobs is rolling in his grave.
Rocko1 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:04 AM   #17
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post
The QC on the 5 is abysmal. Jobs is rolling in his grave.
My launch day 5 is great. Jobs isn't doing anything of the sort; there were issues when he was alive.
darngooddesign is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:24 AM   #18
Rocko1
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by darngooddesign View Post
My launch day 5 is great. Jobs isn't doing anything of the sort; there were issues when he was alive.
The issues that presented themselves were addressed. Now they are just ignored.
Rocko1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:33 AM   #19
Ahonen
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
I have a white 16GB launch day iPhone 5 that does not have any light leak, thankfully. That would really bug me.
Ahonen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 06:19 AM   #20
simercool
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
according to poll its just opposite to what apple guy told me..
simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 06:29 AM   #21
SilentLoner
macrumors 65816
 
SilentLoner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Mine has it but I didn't think I could return it.
SilentLoner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 08:10 AM   #22
simercool
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Delhi
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentLoner View Post
Mine has it but I didn't think I could return it.
yes you can.. i have already returned 2 units.. and that stupid apple guy gave me 32nd week manufactured iphone 5 instead of giving unit from new stock..
simercool is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:19 AM   #23
droeun
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Both mine and my wife's white iphones have this issue. I think most users don't have brightness up high enough in the dark to really notice it. I didn't want to bother exchanging it since I've read that even the replacements have the same problem.

I'll bring it back later if dust becomes an issue, but hopefully it won't. If you think that leak is bad, try turning on your camera flash or a flashlight app in the dark
droeun is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 10:21 AM   #24
iBaloney
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Have a 32gb white week 42, no light leak, flawless.

I also had a week 38 and 40 without leaks.
iBaloney is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 10:31 AM   #25
darngooddesign
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post
The issues that presented themselves were addressed. Now they are just ignored.
They were addressed with a condescending remark.
__________________
64 giggity... giggity... gigg-i-ty
Lego Apple Store
darngooddesign is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White iPhone 5 Light Leak Leotno iPhone 46 Dec 19, 2012 01:58 AM
Is this light-leak? mac82 iMac 13 Dec 7, 2012 04:39 PM
iPhone 5 light leak Hoyboy iPhone 6 Nov 10, 2012 04:30 PM
iPhone 5 screen light leak :( d0minick iPhone 21 Sep 26, 2012 04:35 PM
iPhone 5 Light Point Leak - Screen Issue ZorroTheCat iPhone 4 Sep 25, 2012 12:53 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC