iPhone side slit problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ich1ban, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. ich1ban macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2006
    Hey all. I just got my 3G iPhone on Saturday. While watching a show in the dark, I notice I could see the backlight through the side slit of the phone.

    I circled the part in red. If I put pressure on the side, I won't see the light anymore. Can I take it back for a new one since I didn't drop it?

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  2. 0TT0 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    Same Issue Here

    I've noticed the same thing. I'm worried about rain/condensation drops being sucked in there. Should I exchange?
    3G 8Gb
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    This is a known issue called a "light leak". You can get it exchanged at your Apple store. There's a chance that dirt/dust could get in and damage the internals of your iPhone.

    Search MRoogle for other threads about this issue.
  4. ich1ban thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2006
    Thanks soberbrain. Never knew about that site before. :D

    And sorry about not searching first, it totally slipped my mind.

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