Ipod touch with light leak from amazon

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by schopaia, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. schopaia macrumors member


    Apr 14, 2010
    Just got my 4G touch from amazon yesterday, and immediately noticed the light leak issue on the left size. But rather than the "pinhole" leaks I've heard described, mine has a 1/4" band of light emitting from what looks like an irregular glass or plastic shard lodged between the rubber gasket and screen. It also has several pinholes of light along the midpoint of both sides of the screen.

    Anyone else have this issue? I ordered from amazon - can I take it to an apple store for replacement - if it should be replaced? Thanks!

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  2. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Yes, you can.

    Do you have clicking in your video and voice recordings too?
  3. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    Return it to apple for a replacement. Do NOT send it back to Amazon. You will probably receive another one in one month due to shortage. At Apple store, you can get it right away if they have it in stock.
  4. stevo101 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    im pretty sure they all have it, i wouldnt worry about it!
  5. EJR macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2009
    I had to return two ipods to amazon because of a multitude of issues, one of which was a light leak. I gave up, definitely not worth the hassle.
  6. RayLancer macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2010
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
  8. GekiRed macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hades aka England
    If I have a problem with one bought from Amazon in the US and I live in the UK, would I be able to take it back to my local Apple Store in Liverpool for a repair or replacement with the receipt?
  9. schopaia thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 14, 2010
    Thanks everyone for the replies. I did a little more reading on the topic and it looks like this issue is somewhat common. Would it make sense to wait to exchange it - until Apple sorts out the issue?

    In other words - Does apple historically make changes to it's manufacturing process with later shipments - and how long might that take?
  10. gta50419 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    why are people worried about a light leak when the ipod still work and won't effect the performance?
    just asking because i don't understand, anyway i would just keep it no big deal
  11. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2007
    Because it's distracting in low light conditions and at night.

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