Crack of Light Leak along the Left Hand Side between the Bezel and Glass Screen!!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FXT 1, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I noticed that my iPhone 3G (2nd replacement!!!) has a crack and obvious backlight leak along the left hand side, between the chrome bezel and glass screen, and is only noticeable in dark environments.

    Should I be concerned???? Can it worsen?

    I'm going into town soon and I might pass through the Apple Store there. Would it be something covered by warranty?

    Cheers

    P.S. I've already taken a look at some other posts. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=752209&highlight=iphone+3G+cracks+bezel+screen

    On another note:
    What replacements are Apple handing out? If my phone DID need replacing would I get an iPhone 3G S ?:p:D;)
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Yes, Apple will replace it.

    No, they will not upgrade your phone without you giving them a lot of money.
     
  3. ant131531 macrumors member

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    What do you mean "back leak"? On my iPhone 3G S, i kinda have a gap between my bezel and my screen but it's cover by some black stuff...is that normal too?
     
  4. FXT 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Backlight leak. You can see the backlight shining through the crack in between. Obviously the adhesive they've used has come apart.

    Perhaps from its constant overheating :rolleyes:
     
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Yeah. It's supposedly supposed to absorb impact from drops. Methinks it was a waste of money on their part.
     
  6. ant131531 macrumors member

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    Wow, that sounds bad..definately take it back....maybe if they replace, if you pay them 199, they can give you iPhone 3G S?Idk.


    Thi doesnt look like it will absorb impact from a drop lmao and i think its gunna eventually wear out...these types of phones only last for a set amount of time :p
     
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

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    1) based on your title and !!! - I'd say you're already concerned - you don't need us to feel validated. :)

    2) With the enormous amount of 3G iPhones both new and refurbished - why the heck would they give you a 3GS?
     
  8. fr00b macrumors regular

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    My replacement from Apple has a rather large light leak coming from the left side as well, only noticeable in a dark room. Buy a case for your phone. I bought an Incase Slider, and it covers the light leak completely, as well as protecting the phone.

    As for question 2, no, they would not replace with a 3GS.
     
  9. dpw84 macrumors member

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    I had this issue multiple times before finally getting one that was fine. All I would do was take a pic of it when it was dark and load it onto the iPhone. Then when I took it to the Apple Store all I had to do was show them the pic and they would give me a replacement. I would be in and out in 5 minutes without a hassle.
     
  10. FXT 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They replace it straightaway? Should I wipe my phone etc first?
     
  11. dpw84 macrumors member

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    Yeah they replaced it right away each time. Not sure if they would have replaced as quickly or at all if I didn't have a pic to show them how bad it was. I wiped mine and then put the photo of the light leak on the iphone to show them but they will do a wipe again when/if they replace it.
     

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