Little spec of dust under my 4S screen...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by miragebg, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. miragebg macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    Hello, guys!
    I have one very thin spec of dust under the screen near to the home button. This is my second replacement- first had very uneven backlight and a dead pixel.
    This one is perfect as white ballance and display in overall, but came with this piece of dust and two very thin inner diagonal scratches under the glass of the screen. Both problems are hard to be noticed exept you are looking carefully straight for them.
    I bought another white 4S to make a choice between my second black replacement and the white one, but the white had this terible "interlace scan lines" problem and very washed display, so I took it back imediatelly.
    Should I bother to take the one with this cosmetic issues back and to risk of getting another one, which may have even worse problems like dead pixels, uneven whites, scan lines...
    What you would do?
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Take it back. It is fair grounds for a replacement because if one spec of dust got under there, then it clearly isn't sealed properly and could easily get worse.

    Just inspect the replacement closely in store.
  3. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    I think this piece of dust got there during the manifactoring process and once the display has glued to the touch screen- it will be there and I don't expect more to get there...
  4. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    Some other advices? I know here is full of strict users, who can give a good reasonable advices:))
  5. Sith Vol macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    Memphis, TN
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    I have the same problem as you, also 3 hairline scratches in the screen that I know I didn't cause. I'm going to the Genius bar today for that and volume issues. It's driving me nuts.
  6. ijohnbro macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    Gorilla Glass?
  7. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
  8. HiDEF macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2010
    Miami, FL
    Did you ever go back for a replacement?

    Last night, I found a small speck while wiping my screen that I swear wasn't there when I got the phone 2 weeks ago.
  9. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2009
    No, I sold this phone and bought a new one. Couldn't stand this cosmetic issues..
  10. curitibagarrett macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    This happened 5 times to my 3g before they actually gave me a refurbished unit.
  11. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    If its very hard to see unless you look for it then why even consider changing it, just ignore it.
  12. samven582, Jan 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012

    samven582 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    I purchase a white 16gb unlocked iPhone 4s today at my local Apple store. Unfortunately it has a few specks of dust under the screen. Do I really need to make a genius bar appointment to replace it?
  13. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    If you just bought it you can just get it exchanged in the first 14 days
  14. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    if it bothers you i would. I have had my phone replaced for this very reason, however the dust was actually quite a large speck in comparison.

    They will replace it.

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