Help; My iPhone screen is "Shrinking" any solutions?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chris001, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. chris001 macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2008
    Hey guys, i have a 3G iphone. 3.0.1
    unlocked and jailbroken

    i just noticed about 1 hour ago that my screen display has shrunk.
    it used to fill up the whole screen, now there is a black border around my display.

    it seems like this a box of dead pixels around my display. it is really annoying.
    has anyone had this problem?

    i'm pretty sure it wasn't always like this.
    i tried to take a picture of it but it's not coming out clear on the camera so there's no point in posting it..

  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Try a reboot and let us know if that fixes it.
  3. Gin Gin macrumors regular

    Gin Gin

    Jun 22, 2009
    There is a very thin border, it's normal. You just never noticed it before.
  4. chris001 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2008
    i tried this. but i can still see it

    i think i figured it out...

    my battery was dying and i guess the display dimmed so you can see the border.
    but now that it's charging i can't notice it as much..

    so i think that was that.
  5. Andy Huang macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2008
    Took me forever to find my login info so sorry about the late ish reply.
    I noticed that the other day when I was walking out, too, and freaked out of course.
    Got home and totally forgot about it, but now that you brought it up, I just checked my phone and my brother's phone, we both "have it".

    From adjusting different lighting in the room, it seems to be a border near the display, but actually does not have diodes to display anything. If you tilt the device, you'll actually notice the ring have a different color than the part that displays content when the lcd is not lit (IE: stand by mode).

    I don't think it is something to worry about, until more people start to notice it and find that new devices doesn't have this ring...

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