Resolved If your display glass is slightly loose, check for light leak!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Truthfulie, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Truthfulie, Sep 25, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014

    Truthfulie macrumors regular

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    Has anyone noticed LED backlight leaking? No, I am not talking about backlight bleed when the display is showing black. I mean the LED backlight actually leaks out the device and hits my eye. It happens in my iPhone 6 towards the infamous bend-gate area of the phone, volume buttons and the vibration toggle. There is a very thin strip of light leaking and the vibration toggle also leaks the light. It's clearly visible in a dark room but unfortunately, I don't have any picture of this issue since it is very hard to capture with a camera. What's funny is that if I push the glass down a bit, the leak can be sealed (at least the thin strip of light, not the light from the toggle). I don't have a bent phone which makes me think the glass isn't fully glued down as it should be.

    Does anyone have/had this issue? I am planning to visit the Apple Store tonight when I get off work, wondering if anyone has experience dealing with such issue at the store because this is very hard to show them since their store is blindingly bright.

    PS. I should probably get AppleCare+ for this phone...
     
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    If you have a camera, take a picture of it in the dark. Show the picture to the genius.

    But of course, they can take the phone inside of their back office and take a look at it as well.
     
  3. Truthfulie thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is really tough to take picture of it since it can only be observed in total darkness. I guess I'll try to convince them to take it to the back.

    It doesn't look like anyone is having this issue besides me?
     
  4. Truthfulie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update

    Went to the Apple Store and the genius who helped me replaced the unit without much fuss. If you have a display with loose display, check to see if it will leak LED backlight out of the phone. You should get it replaced!
     
  5. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    I have a little light leakage in my volume rocker when its in silent the switch, (the vibrate toggle switch) but my glass isnt loose anywhere, I can only see it when its dark but it bothers me
     

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