Gelaskins interferes with iPhone 4 Flash

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  1. xraytech macrumors 68030

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    And yes my skin is perfectly centered.

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    I think the easy fix is to make the cut out for the lens and flash larger. Maybe a hole punch will do the job.

    Sending http://www.gelaskins.com a link to this thread. Hopefully they will fix the issue.
     
  2. nin7474 macrumors 6502

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    Can you please post a pic of the back with the Gelaskin?
     
  3. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

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    At the moment i can't but I assure you, the hole is perfectly center around the led flash.
     
  4. bobright macrumors 601

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    This is too bad!

    I was going to order one too, I'll wait and see if they sort this out before I do!


    thx for the info
     
  5. caralck macrumors member

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    this is discouraging...i was planning on getting one. I thought that the reflecting flash thing was only an issue for cases that were clear in the back, hence people "fixing" this issue with a black sharpie on the plastic case. will also be interested in seeing if other people have a similar problem or if it is skin design dependent
     
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  7. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Don't think it's dependent on the artwork printed on the skin cuz my design is mostly black.
     
  8. nin7474 macrumors 6502

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    My Gelaskin is a custom design too. I was hoping that would help not getting the problem.
     
  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    What's so hard about pointing the camera at a mirror? I mean, if you have time to post here ... :confused:
     
  10. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Didn't think of that.

    Well here it is, centered and black.

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  11. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Looks like it's about 0.5mm off, vertically. I don't know if that's enough to make a difference, but ...
     
  12. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    find it hard to believe that would cause a flash issue its almost on the money. damn shame looks like ill be skipping this..

    on a side note, its odd a skin is doing it bc the feather doesnt cause any problems.
     
  13. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Makes no difference, I was able to nudge the skin over and I still get that flash artifact.
     
  14. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    This bums me out. I ordered a skin from them too, thing is I asked a question on twitter if their skins messed with the flash and they said no.
     
  15. caralck macrumors member

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    thanks for the info. I guess I'll just get a case that blocks the back unless they update their product in the 3 wks it takes for me to get the phone (it's an exercise in delayed gratification for a person who prefers instant gratification :p)

    wonder if making the flash hole larger with a hole punch will solve the issue. As stupid/silly/pointless as it may sound, I had planned on putting something like the zagg or powersupport crystal film on the front and back and then putting the skin over that. That way if I chose to change out the skins, It didn't matter if lint got stuck between the skin and the phone from the static charge that happens from pulling those things off. So then do those protectors like zagg/powersupport also interfere with the flash?
     
  16. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    What did you expect them to say? ;)
     
  17. nin7474 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder when I get my Gelaskin if I should take a razor and enlarge the hole a bit and see if that help or use the black magic marker trick used on the Griffin Reveal cases.
    XRAYTECH, have you thought of doing either of those things? Definetly curious if that remedies it.
     
  18. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thinking of taking a hole punch to the LED hole. Will try later today.
     
  19. nin7474 macrumors 6502

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    Please keep us updated. You might want to try a razor? I'm assuming a hole punch might stretch the Gelaskin and not go through cleanly
     
  20. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone obtained a response from Gelaskins on the issue? Would be curious to see what they suggest.
     
  21. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I sent them an e-mail with a link to this thread. They have not yet replied.
     
  22. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Now this is very interesting...

    When taking close up photos, the flash artifact is gone. Hmm...

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  23. nin7474 macrumors 6502

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    That is weird! Hey XRAYTECH, where did you get that Yellow Power Cord roll?
     
  24. psychonaut macrumors 6502a

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    That's actually how it works. It's the same with cases that mess up the flash as well. When taking a wide/not up close photo the flash spreads and causes the issue.
     
  25. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    so has anyone come up with a solution!?, i was right about to order a custom one when i saw this!!:(
     

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