light leaking from Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spikescot2005, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. spikescot2005 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Scotland, Glasgow
    i have started to notice a line of light coming from the side of my iphone when using it in a darkened room. The light is starting to get annoying.

    Is this something that Apple will be able to resolve as my warranty runs out on the 22/09/09?
  2. SWISSHAT macrumors member


    Jul 23, 2009
    Is it a crack in the casing?:D
  3. spikescot2005 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Scotland, Glasgow
    no there is no crack but looks like the screen is slightly raised.
  4. tnisatard macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2008
    go talk to a genius person, they will probably replace your iphone
  5. lollicup macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    this has been talked about to death ( do a search )

    even if you get a replacement phone, the new one will probably have light leakage

    get a butter knife and push the rubber seal into the phone, this should help fix some of the light leakage ( but not all)
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Don't push it in with a butter knife, that's horrible advice. The reason you get a light leak is because the rubber gasket that rests between your scree and the chrome bezel just isn't thick enough. This has been a problem since the 3G and it isn't an issue Apple considers "replaceable". Now, if some dust happened to make it's way in through that space and under your screen thY may be a reason to exchange.

    Either way, if you do find a reason to exchange ... The new one will most likely have the same problem, maybe worse. So try to exchange at your own risk. One fix I have seen used is to take a sharp razor blade ( not butter knife ) and basically move the rubber gasket until it blocks out the light, or even filet it to block it. A butter knife is too thick and may crack your screen by placing pressure on it.

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