Red Light on iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by robecq, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. robecq macrumors regular

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    A red light has appeared on my friends iphone, where the proximity sensor is, and won't go away. I've taken a photo of it with my iphone but in the picture it comes out as a white light (infrared?):confused::confused::confused:
    Any ideas?
     

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  2. jmann macrumors 604

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  3. robecq thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, I can't get rid of it, even after a reboot (pressing both buttons)
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Looks like it's time for a trip to the Genius Bar for an inspection. :)
     
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  6. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a

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    That's the flash for the secret video chat cam that will be enabled with OS 3.1
     
  7. davew22 macrumors newbie

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    Is this red light bright or dim, i'm guessing it's dim, infrared emitters come in 2 different wavelength versions, one is totally invisible to the human eye and the other appears as a very dim red glow (this can be seen on the cheaper security cameras that have infra red illumination) i would say that for some reason the infra red led in the iphone has failed and is emitting in a different light frequency spectrum. If your friends iPhone is out of warranty then find some one technically competent (and who you trust) and get the part replaced, they can be bought cheaply off eBay - just search for "iPhone light flex" it comes with the connecting ribbon and the pcb attached to the end contaning the emitter / detector and ambient light sensor.

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    Dave
     
  8. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    I would worry more about the wiring in the first pic.
     
  9. curly14 macrumors regular

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    What’s even more fascinating is the routing of all those exposed wires :eek:
     

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