3GS - Bubbles under screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Jay26, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jay26 macrumors member

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    I was having a hard time last night putting on a screen protector, so I decided to use a flashlight to make sure there were no dust particles on the screen. To my surprise, I came across an unrelated issue.

    With the flashlight, I was able to identify two marks under the screen towards the top-left part of the phone. The two marks look roundish and bubble-like. The marks can only be seen when under direct light, such as a flashlight or bright lamp. I made an appointment today at the Genius Bar so they can look at it. Also, the phone is not water damaged.

    Anyone else have/had this issue?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Never seen that but I'd take it in.
     
  3. Xorro macrumors regular

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    They aren't bubbles they are sensors, there's actually 3 of them.
     
  4. Jay26 thread starter macrumors member

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    My wife has an iPhone 3GS, as well. I checked her phone under the light and these marks were not present.
     
  5. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    While I agree that it is a problem if in a comparison test your Wife's 3Gs did not have the same defect, you may have a tough time convincing the "Geniuses."

    "Well, you see, I was shining a flash light in this exact spot, at this exact angle, and if the stars and planets are aligned ever so correctly, you can see a fait bubble or two under my screen."

    "Sir, thats within spec, also here is some tin foil."

    Just messing with you OP. You've got a legitimate concern. Go check it out and let us know how it goes.

    Is there any way you can post pics btw?
     
  6. Jay26 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the levity!

    Unfortunately, I am unable to take pictures as I am at work without a camera.
     
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  8. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Read the whole thread. There were only 6 whole posts before you. Not that difficult.:
    Im pretty sure if it were sensors, he would see the same marks on his wife's phone.
     
  9. Xorro macrumors regular

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    I have the same sensors on my 3GS, all appear dark red in the correct light and are all the same circumference and perfectly round. So on my 3GS at least I am confident that they are not bubbles.

    One is an ambient light sensor and the other two are proximity sensors.

    Also, see this thread - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=729969
     
  10. Jay26 thread starter macrumors member

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    Upon further review, you are absolutely correct. I took a flashlight at work and reviewed the marks again. Thanks for your contribution and for saving me a trip to the Genius Bar. I will check my wife's phone when I return home, but I'm assuming I did not have her phone in the correct light while reviewing it for the marks.

    Thanks again, and I apologize for the redundant thread.
     

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