Dust/speck underneath the glass around the home button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by XciteMe, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. XciteMe macrumors 6502

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    Any ideas for how to get it out? It's a little speck of dust or whatever RIGHT on the edge of the home button, but inside the glass.

    I've tried depressing the home button all the way down, and sticking a piece of paper in, but it doesn't create a gap between the button and the screen like I thought it would. I'm wondering how the dust even got in there, then?

    And NO I don't wanna use air or watever, cuz that would just blow the dust further away from the edge of the home button.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How in the world did you ever notice this? I have to ask.
     
  3. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

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    I have had a spec of dirt under the glass if every iPhone I have owned (3)

    Sucks, no fix.

    For me its in the center of the screen.
     
  4. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Same. Dealing with it right now... recently got rather noticeable.. wondering if I can get it fixed or replaced...
     
  5. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    I just noticed 6 specks of dust under the screen of my iphone while I was cleaning the screen... Now that I know it's there, it's been bothering me like crazy. I kinda want to get it replaced but I have a feeling that the replacement will come with 3.1 or possibly 3.1.2 firmware :(
     
  6. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    Take it apart and clean it. It's not that hard.
     
  7. XciteMe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually now that I think about it, compared to most of you guys it's not that bad and I'm complaining about such a tiny thing... ;)
     
  8. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    In all honesty it's not that big of a deal to clean it.

    Remove the two screws by the dock connector, use a suction cup to lift the screen up, disconnect 3 connectors, remove about 6 screws attaching the LCD to the glass, clean and reassemble. It shouldn't take more than an hour even if you've never done it before. If you've done it before more like 30 minutes.
     
  9. jp70 macrumors member

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    Take it to an Apple Store

    They usually have screens in stock, if not they'll order you another and replace it for free under Apple Care.
     
  10. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    Just came out of the apple store and now have a brand new screen installed. Overall I'm glad I made the trip as my peviois screen also had a dead pixel and the home button wasn't even with the glass screen.
     
  11. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    +1 for apple customer service.
    Hopefully this one works out good for you. I know that dust under the screen can get irritating, especially while watching a video or movie.
     

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