iphone week 38 serial should i open?

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  1. Ipaqman macrumors 6502

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    hey all,

    so i recently purchased a few iphones all with week 38 serials and all of them had small stuck pixels on them. i returned it for another week 38 which i have now that is sealed brand new. i wanted to know before i open it if i should return for another serial or are the week 38s fine.

    thanks,
    ipaqman
     
  2. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    I have a week 38 and it has a perfect screen so have a look but I suppose you could get a dodgy one its down to luck!
     
  3. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What are the first few characters on the serial? Mine is 7u7
     
  4. D4F Guest

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    I got a week 38 today (replaced my broken week 37) and it's perfect.
    No dead pixels no negative screen issue.
     
  5. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    I originally had a week 38 iPhone i purchased at an Apple store a few weeks ago which had the negative black screen issues i had it exchanged for a week 35 and its perfect, i wouldnt open that week 38 i would go back and ask for an earlier week.
     
  6. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    I am guessing the week is the number after the first three characters. If that is indeed the case than I have a week 38 phone and so far so good.
     
  7. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    for those of you that have had no problems with your week 38 what are the first few characters in the serial number?
     
  8. jvanlee1 macrumors member

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    If I were you I wouldn't open it. Just ship it straight to me. I'll be happy to test it for a month or two.
     
  9. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    Mine had a 7 then an S in front of the 38 however other people on thread thats labled iPhone with negative black screen issues have had issues with the 7R's as well so its hit or miss, i personally would exchange that unopened week 38 for a earlier week for a better one, Apple had to have some production issues during this period.
     
  10. philhyde macrumors member

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  11. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well i used to have a week 32 that had negative black so they gave me a week 38 with serial 7U738P. anyone have any experience with a 7U7?
     
  12. D4F Guest

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    SK7 here.
    works like a charm
     
  13. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I've had two week 38s both with negative black. started 7v
     
  14. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I am dumb for not knowing this, but how do you know the week?
     

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