iphone gap on the rear panel

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  1. alloucho, Dec 3, 2010
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    alloucho macrumors member

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    since two days there is a gap on my iphone 4 rear panel
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    i tried to remove the rear panel and align it but the gap still there
    any fix?
    PS. don´t tell me i should have an appointment on an apple store. i live in tunisia, here there is no apple store
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    Did you drop the phone? It looks like a chunk is missing. I've seen this before, but I think it came like that in the box for a previous poster. Don't think there is a fix...seems like the panel is just warped.
     
  3. alloucho thread starter macrumors member

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    i haven't drop it. nothing is missing, when i press it, it is fine
    when i removed the rear panel, i noticed that the battery could be the cause
    should i replace it?
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    Is the battery swelling? If it's bulging at all, it's probably pushing up on the rear panel causing the gap. I'm guessing Tunisia is hot? Hot temperatures can cause a lot of battery problems in all electronics.
     
  5. alloucho thread starter macrumors member

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    yes it is, swelling on the left side and bulging, should i replace it?
    could such battery damage the phone?
    PS. the battery still working fine, no drain at all
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Oh yeh, a bulging battery is not good at all. You should stop using it entirely actually if you want to be completely safe. Last thing you want is that thing leaking or exploding while charging. Even if that doesn't happen, pressure from the battery could cause other problems in the other components inside the phone.

    You should get it replaced asap.
     

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