Brown Dot

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

    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. macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2008
    It's not a problem, It's a light sensor for the auto-brightness setting.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

    Ah. That explains it. Thanks.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Dec 9, 2006
    North-East, UK
    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. macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2008
    oh, thats what that is... i thought it was the WiFi sensor.:p
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

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

    Feb 18, 2008
    speaking of... i have turned on and off the auto-brightness and i notice no difference :confused:
  8. macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    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. thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

    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. macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    i did it with my thumb over the sensor, but i'll try it somewhere dark.
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Sam

    Okay. That work.:D

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