Dust under iPhone3GS screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eminemdrdre00, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a

    Eminemdrdre00

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    A few weeks ago I woke up to 2 pieces of dust under my iPhone3GS screen. I originally thought they were dead pixels, but I still notice them when the screen is off. Today I noticed a 3rd piece of dust, it's especially noticeable when web browsing or using an app that doesn't have a dark background.

    I've read that people have been able to swap their iPhones for a new one for this very problem at the Apple store. Do you think 3 pieces of dust under the screen is enough for a new one? I'm upset because it could hurt the resale value, I plan on selling this and getting the new iPhone in the summer.

    My last question is would I have to bring it to an Apple store? The closest one is 45 minutes away, but the AT&T store where I bought it is 10 minutes away. Would AT&T perform the swap, or would I have to bring it to Apple?

    Thanks!
     
  2. droeun macrumors member

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    They did mine, but the next one got dust too, lol. If you can live with it, don't bother, or you might get one with a yellow screen. Now I use a case & haven't gotten any dust... wife also. Used to get them on my old phone when I carried it nude.
     
  3. Phat^Trance macrumors regular

    Phat^Trance

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    i had dust under my screen before, Apple "repaired" the phone
     
  4. ArrowSmith macrumors regular

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    How it possible - isn't the screen hermetically sealed?
     
  5. Phat^Trance macrumors regular

    Phat^Trance

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    yeah, but those bastards still gets through
     
  6. dissdnt macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    Apple stores can remove the glass, clean it, and put it back for you. I've had my glass replaced before at the store.
     

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