Brown Dot

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Lord Sam, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Lord Sam macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

    #1
    I have recently noticed a brown dot above the touch's screen (under the glass in that black bit). However, it can only be seen when a strong light (ie. sunlight) is shined at a certain angle on that area. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
     
  2. seaofshame macrumors newbie

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    It's not a problem, It's a light sensor for the auto-brightness setting.
     
  3. Lord Sam thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

    #3
    Ah. That explains it. Thanks.
     
  4. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    That's why on some cases there is a hole on the top.
     
  5. br1anc macrumors regular

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    oh, thats what that is... i thought it was the WiFi sensor.:p
     
  6. Lord Sam thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

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    Nah. That's the black patch on the back.
     
  7. amanda kathryn macrumors regular

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    speaking of... i have turned on and off the auto-brightness and i notice no difference :confused:
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

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    It depends on where you are. If it's at night and you're in a dark room it is definitely noticeable, the screen will be apparently dimmer than usual. If auto brightness is enabled for you and it doesn't change for your surroundings, then your iPod may have a hardware problem.
     
  9. Lord Sam thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

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    Climb into a dark closet, or turn off all the lights in your bedroom, and pull the covers over your head. Then turn the auto brightness on and off. If nothing happens, you've got a problem with your touch.
     
  10. amanda kathryn macrumors regular

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    i did it with my thumb over the sensor, but i'll try it somewhere dark.
     
  11. Lord Sam thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

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    Okay. That work.:D
     

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