Light leak iPhone 5s -.-

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  1. marshallbedsaul, Aug 20, 2014
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    marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    So I just swapped phones with my wife, she wanted my black 5s.
    Well anyway I was watching a video., and when the screen went black bright light by volume buttons. Phones never been dropped or anything. Will apple replace the phone ? (6months old)
    Thanks all!

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  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It's very hard to tell anything by those pictures. Is something broken or do you feel like returning it just because.
     
  3. marshallbedsaul, Aug 20, 2014
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    I am just annoyed by the light outside the screen where the metal casing/glass. If I apply pressure the light goes away. My other iphone is free is this issue.

    Just because ? No I paid for a phone and expect zero flaws. Yeah I'm that guy


    Also the photos clearly show enough., I figured a guy with nearly 7 post a day would have something productive to add hmm?
     
  4. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Is the screen clicking? Ultimately you can book a genius appointment or call Apple, and see what they say.

    I've had two 5s's replaced. One for a clicking screen and the other for a loose battery.
     
  5. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

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    I honestly think your wife swapped phones with you because she wanted the flawless one without a light leak. JK.

    Anyways this issue is caused by the LCD/Digitizer assembly not seating properly into the phone. The light you see is from the backlight which the light from it is leaking out of the small gap between the LCD/Digitizer assembly and the bezels. Since you have an iPhone 5s, you are still in warranty and if you take it to the genius bar they will be able to fix the phone or give you a replacement fo fwee.

    Good luck with getting a replacement!
     
  6. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah she is pretty smart -.-
    Thanks for the explanation, and apple appointment booked
     
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  8. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

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    Good luck at the Genius bar!
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh no, that's a tragedy:rolleyes:
    Go to the Apple store and shut all the lights off to test out a bunch of replacements:D

    Lol:D
    You paid for something and expect zero flaws. Good luck with that...
     
  10. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Again useless replies. ???
    My other two iPhone 5s, have zero issues. So this one is flawed/defective.
    No contribution don't post, unless your tired of
    "I lift things up and put them down"

    FYI apple will take the phone to the back and test., I know bizarre concept
     
  11. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Update

    Went to my appointment, and screen replacement.
    149.00 my cost free., results free of light leak.
     

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  12. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    My iPad mini with retina came with several bubbles in the glass, a dead pixel, an area in the top right where there is a slight lack of the black coloring, so light shines through, and a light leak in the bottom. Fun.
     
  13. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Some people may not care about it, which is why I asked. If it bothered me I would be at the apple store first.

    Glad it worked out for you.
     
  14. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    just curious how could you tell the battery was loose?
     
  15. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    When I picked up the phone I could feel a weight shifting. Then I gave the phone a little shake and could feel it thud inside.
     
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    Wow. I did not think there was enough room inside the iPhone for anything to be able to move.
     
  17. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Yep. Search on you tube for loose iPhone 5/5s battery there are a few.
     

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