iPhone 5 LCD backlight leaking

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FlunkedFlank, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. FlunkedFlank macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    Thread title says it all, you can see the LCD backlight leaking through the top of the LCD screen whenever there is a dark image while the screen is on. The exposure of the photo makes it look a bit worse than real life, but it's still unforgivable. It was like this out of the box, not due to any phone damage.

    I'm exchanging the phone today at the apple store. I'm sure they'll let me exchange it without any hassle, but just letting you all know about this.

    AT&T 32GB black. Manufacturing week was 38. Purchased from apple.com.

    Any opinions on doing a whole-box exchange vs. phone-only?

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  2. gregnauman macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
  3. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    You'll have better luck with phone only. As I just said in another thread, refurbs go through some extensive tests.
  4. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    With a phone from the Apple store he'll get a re-manufactured phone, not a refurb.
    But either way, it should be pretty good. I wouldn't worry much, but make sure you do look at it before you leave.
  5. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I say potato, you say potatoe. :)

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