Dust under screen (Between sapphire and OLED panel)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mr.anthonyramos, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. mr.anthonyramos macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2015
    Hong Kong
    Hi everyone!

    Alright so I sort of expect some bashing for being quite extremely OC but as I was just curious about the possibility of dust under the screen, I turned on my iPhone flashlight and turned off the screen of the watch and as I was looking around, I was able to see two small specks of dust. Extremely small that it was quite difficult to find without the light even if I tried hard.

    Have you ever tired checking if you had dust under your screens with light?

    I am slightly tempted to have my watch replaced (again) if i can get one without dust, but I was wondering about tolerance levels for dust and would dust eventually head into the watch anyways?
  2. Newtons Apple, Jun 23, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015

    Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If I can not see it I am not going to look harder. I do not blame you for wanting that perfect watch but just remember that the replacement can be worst.

    If it was "quite difficult to find without the light even if I tried hard", I would try to relax and let it go and enjoy my watch.

    If you can't get by this then go for the return and hope you get that perfect one!
  3. MartyCan macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    I think you said it yourself already.

    This is not a bash but if you went to this much effort to find a fault do you think you'll ever be happy with anything?
  4. fanta88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2015
    My watch is fine, but I never tried to check under the screen with a light source.

    Even if it was something I noticed without looking for it, I probably wouldn't risk a return. It just wouldn't be worth it.

    You really should just enjoy your watch. You will likely want the new one when it comes out, so this is something to "endure" for, what, a year?
  5. EdisEdward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    i have some dust between my sapphire screen and the stainless steel casing. anyone else have this problem?
  6. Bbqthis, Jun 28, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015

    Bbqthis macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    I had a quite large piece of dust under the glass in my first SS watch casing. So large that it caused rainbows over a white background. AppleCare+ Expedited exchanged fixed that situation with a free replacement in just a couple of days and the new one was perfect.
  7. sxc macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2007
  8. mr.anthonyramos thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2015
    Hong Kong
    Apple just collected my watch today and a replacement (which was ordered in advance last week is well on it's way to me right now. Should arrive tomorrow.

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