Display frame shines through

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  1. Spacegray macrumors member

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    Hi,
    i just got my first Apple Watch (AW4 Cellular Aluminium).
    Is it normal, that the frame of the Display shines through the darkened glass off the Apple Wat ch Series 4.
    I first thought, there was a scratch around the edge of the glass, but it seems to be the display frame reflecting the light of a ceiling light (straight line left from the light reflection).

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    Regards
    Peter
     
  2. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    I can’t work out what you’re talking about from that picture. But no light leak is normal. Get it swapped out
     
  3. Pez555 macrumors 68020

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    I think what you are referring to is the bezel?
     
  4. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a

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  5. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    I have no idea what that photo is supposed to show. In a dark room does light escape out the frame? If so, swap it out.
     
  6. simplynando macrumors 6502

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    That's the bezel underneath the cover glass. Most times you can't really notice it, but if you're in an area that's well lit you can definitely see the bezel underneath the glass. Shine the flash from you phone over it and you'll really notice it.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    This is the correct answer. It is indeed the cover glass under various lighting that is making it more noticeable with the bezels and the outline around the display.
     
  8. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    Am confused...so is it light leak? I’ve never seen anything like that on any of mine?
     
  9. simplynando macrumors 6502

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    It’s not a light leak, it’s a reflection of bright light on the edges of the bezel.
     
  10. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    Well, I still in that case, have absolutely no idea what the OP is talking about :)
     
  11. simplynando macrumors 6502

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    Under the glass there’s a frame around the screen. That frame is reflecting light. The cover glass is dark enough to hide it most of the time, but you can see it when you’re out in direct sunlight or under the right light. That’s why I hate looking at my Series 3 outside because you can see the huge ugly bezel. Lol
     

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  12. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a

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    It's just where the display attaches to the bezel.. or where the display itself ends.

    This is normal
     
  13. James Godfrey macrumors 6502

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    Done exactly the same here caught it in a certain light and thought I had a load of micro scratches but it’s just the bezel perfectly normal
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    OLED does not have light bleed, it’s merely a reflection from the ambient lighting from either being outside or under a direct light that is causing you to see this.
     
  15. Spacegray thread starter macrumors member

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    So i should not really care about it, it seems to be normal.
    Thank you very much for your helpful feedback - great forum!
     

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