iPhone 4S Backlight bleed at top

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  1. icomputered, Nov 3, 2011
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    icomputered macrumors member

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    Does anyone else have some visible backlight bleeding at the top of your display? It is clearly visible the phone is tilted or when the top of the screen is displaying a whitish color. Do you think I should try to exchange my device? Is it worth the risk of getting a device with a worse defect?

    Thanks guys

    EDIT: Here is a picture (Sorry for the low quality):

    http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=310923&d=1320548133
     
  2. icomputered thread starter macrumors member

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  4. icomputered thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, sorry about that. However, if you have the same issue, you will understand what I said.
     
  5. Phillyphil0302 macrumors member

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    Same issue here. It's as if there are mini spot lights on the top status bar when the phone is held vertically.

    On a side note, ambient light sensor seems to be not working either...
     
  6. icomputered thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting. Mine has those little spot lights, but my ambient light sensor is working fine.
     
  7. Phillyphil0302 macrumors member

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    I'll wait a few weeks before I go in for a replacement. Hopefully, next batch of phones by then should be of better quality.
     
  8. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 4 didn't have this; I now have the 4S, 32GB, white, and it's pretty clear that there is backlight bleed from the top. I purchased the phone sometime around the 18th of October. It doesn't bother me enough to warrant a visit to the Apple Store, though.
     
  9. icomputered thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone NOT have backlight bleed at the top?
     
  10. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    I have no backlight bleed at the top and I have no backlight bleed?
     
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    The good news is that most stores now have refurbs!:p
     
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  13. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    No backlight bleed here also, but I have one spec of dust about three-four mm above home button and two very thin micro scratchea on the diaplay itself under the glass. Still wondering if I should go and get a replacement... Very risky to get a refurb with other more serious problems.
     
  14. icomputered thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you think I should keep my iPhone, or get a refurb? Are the refurbs any good?
     
  15. icomputered thread starter macrumors member

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    A questions for people with no backlight bleed:

    Is your iPhone black or white? It seems like the people with backlight bleed have white iPhones...
     
  16. Phillyphil0302 macrumors member

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    Blk32G. Serial starts with DNP.
     
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