Faint glow around the edges of the LCD

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ajnicho, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Does anybody else have this, it's like the backlight is brighter around the edges and shows a faint glow.
  2. acvball92 macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2008
    Fairfield County, CT
    Yea I have it on the top of my LCD, I took it to the applestore and they said it was normal.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Use the term "light leak" when you search the forum. You'll get a lot of hits using those words.

    (Although 'Faint Glow' does sound a lot cooler, I admit!)
  4. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    Thanks guys, I take it that its pretty normal then. It's no over-obvious just interested really to see if its a fault or design flaw.
  5. ajnicho thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    After reading the threads on light-leak, I dont think I have the same problem. Light leak tends to be between the metal rim and the LCD screen (where the rubber is).

    The problem I am seeing is on the LCD itself. Where the LCD meets the black border it seems to be brighter around the edges than say in the middle of the LCD.
  6. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I've seen iPhones with or without this issue. I personally don't think its a big deal, and wouldn't replace mine if it had it, but yes, iPhones without that glow DO exist.

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