Preparing old phone to sell and this??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Noplac2hyd, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Noplac2hyd macrumors member

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    IMG_5990.JPG so I'm about to clean iPhone 6 to sell and my screen starts doing this any ideas? No it did not get wet
     
  2. BrianNH macrumors member

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    Isn't that the start of the so called touch disease?
     
  3. Noplac2hyd thread starter macrumors member

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  4. rawlus macrumors 6502

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    What were you cleaning it with? Certain cleaners have been known to react with the glass coating. I've had this happen on my MacBook before. It goes away on its own.
     
  5. Noplac2hyd thread starter macrumors member

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    I hadn't used any cleaner on it yet. Was wiping the screen off with a micro fiber cloth when I noticed it. It looks like it's under the glass so far has not gone away
     
  6. rawlus macrumors 6502

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    Is it just the angle? Could it be worn away oleophobic coating in the glass? Does it correspond in an way to the way you use the phone?
     
  7. Koobs macrumors regular

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    Don't feel bad, my 6+ decided to quit connecting to its cellular network last week. Instead of me selling it on eBay, it's now a space gray brick.
     
  8. Noplac2hyd thread starter macrumors member

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    No it's not the coating. It's definitely coming from behind. It does not manipulate in any way when you touch it. It doesn't affect the touch sensor because everything else works just fine. I've had iPhone since day 1 of the original and I've never seen anything like it before
     
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  10. Noplac2hyd thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sure I can still get a couple hundred on eBay. But no where near what I would have gotten
     
  11. rawlus macrumors 6502

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    Screen replacement is not too expensive to bring to to like-new condition.
     
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  14. Noplac2hyd thread starter macrumors member

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    I think the phone senses that its replacement is sitting in a ups hub 5 miles away and got pissed off and decided to self destruct
     
  15. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    You could just order the 7+ and turn that one in for the $650 in monthly 24 credits for a trade in deal on a new 7. ;)
     
  16. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Trade in has to be in good condition.
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    Lol nvm! I thought you were talking to the guy with the screen issue.
     
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  18. Dmal99 macrumors 6502

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    This is why i always use a tempered glass screen protector even though everyone keeps saying its not needed. Its a 700+ dollar investment, I'm gonna protect it at all costs.
     
  19. Noplac2hyd thread starter macrumors member

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    That's the thing. It's not water damage. And it's not cracks or anything it's definitely somthing internal
     
  20. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    I'll take your brick. Lol
     
  21. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    Just be careful who replaces the screen. Even some Apple refurbs, I had seen with a display that is not perfectly lined up and with a 1 mm gap between the screen and the body which as a result creates a sharp, instead of the smooth edge.
     
  22. Noplac2hyd thread starter macrumors member

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    Nah just gonna sell it as is. Let someone else worry about fixing it
     

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