Oh no! Screen scratch

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ramparts, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    Not a deep one, but I guess in my pocket it got a shallow one, vertically down the middle of the screen at the top for about a centimeter. It's only noticeable when you're on a lighter screen, and the light just gets reflected off the scratch in a different way - the colors look different.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for getting rid of this? It's not deep but a bit annoying. I've searched around but haven't found much that I'm sure is specifically about the iPhone 3G screen.
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    Just for personal intrest did you have any screen protector on it?

    As for the scratch I'm pretty sure you will need to replace the screen :(
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I got a small scratch on the screen of my first generation iPhone. I stopped being able to notice it after I put a screen protector on it. I recommend the Power Support Crystal Film sold in the Apple Store. It is almost impossible to tell it's installed.
  4. ramparts thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    No, I didn't have any protector.

    Thanks iFerd! I always thought screen protectors were big plastic lumps that made your iPhone look awkward ;)
  5. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Well now because you didn't use one, it looks scratched. :)

    I use an Otterbox Defender and am glad I do.
  6. davelanger macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    yeah if you use a screen protector it should fill in the scratch.
  7. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    I have had success on other phones polishing out scratches using Brasso (A metal polish).

    Try it at your own risk, but if the scratch is not deep you might be in luck.

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