Fine scratch in left edge of iPhone7+ screen - what are my options?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by aliensporebomb, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth
    So coming back from Ireland I was selected for special security screening at our lovely Chicago O'Hare airport and in the confusion my iPhone 7+ and car keys got pressed together by the personnel there and there's a fine scratch on the upper left edge of the display. I didn't even notice until a couple hours later.

    I've tried the "place toothpaste there, let it dry and then use a microfiber cloth to wipe it off" trick but that must be a joke since it doesn't really eliminate it. Just the left smallest portion of it.

    I talked to a guy who could barely communicate at one of the repair kiosks at a local mall just asking and he wanted to charge me $100 to replace the screen. No idea if it's even an Apple part.

    The screen still works, it just has a stupid fine scratch on the upper left, mocking me every time I look at it.

    Grumble. Ideas?
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    As it was a result of a security screening, you could consider it "battle damage", and show your pride by ignoring it.

    Yeah, I know, hard to un-see...:cool:

    Clear nail polish will cure that scratch.

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