Replaced iPhone 4's cracked screen and now I don't have the proximity sensor issue

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  1. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    I cracked my iPhone 4 two weeks after I bought it on launch day. I sent it in to iResQ last week and they replaced the screen and the proximity sensor issue was gone!

    I had the problem even before the screen was cracked, so I'm wondering if it's a hardware issue....:confused:
     
  2. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    How long has it been fixed? Lots of people thought they had no problem, until it eventually started. Also, people report that a reboot fixes it, but it eventually starts up or they got a replacement from Apple and it eventually deos it again. The issue is probably hardware-software interaction related and is either too sporadic or needs just the right circumstances to appear, so I would not be ready to say your phone was fine until some time passes.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Some say that the glass is too dark for the sensor to work right.
    Maybe the new screen let's thru a higher percentage of rays to go thru.
     
  4. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    its important to know that they did not replace it with an Apple Screen. there are only "copies" available at this point.
     
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    I have never had, no have any of my iPhone 4 friends had the proximity issue. Not saying it doesn't exist, just saying I've never seen it.
     
  7. chrismac00 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is legit. It was installed by an Apple Authorized Service Center.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh, it exists.
    Lucky you dont have it cause it would drive you nuts.
    I hang up once today with my face and was pressing a bunch of numbers while on another call. It is very annoying.
     
  9. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Service Center or Apple Store? no such thing as an Apple Service Center. an Apple Service Center is an independent repair shop like I have. there are NO authentic parts for the 4 at this time. now if you went to an Apple Store then yes you have a legit screen. otherwise you were lied to!
     
  10. candygetsfunky macrumors newbie

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    Help fix cracked iphone4 screen

    Hi I just got iPhone 4 32g n it's my 1st iPhone but my daughter's had around 7(she lost em, broke, upgraded etc) Well the Apple store had no cases or bumpers at all for iPhone 4. I ordered as suggested from App store a bumper n was given shipping arrival time of 3 to 5 weeks. I went n got clear case in meantime that has been on it ever since. The phone accidentally fell out of a bag not even 1 foot off ground n screen cracked. The upper right front corner actually shattered a little. When I examined it a shard of glass got stuck in my thumb n I keep getting cut if finger goes over it. What are my options? Thanx!!
     
  11. candygetsfunky macrumors newbie

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    Help fix cracked iphone4 screen

    Hi I just got iPhone 4 32g n it's my 1st iPhone but my daughter's had around 7(she lost em, broke, upgraded etc) Well the Apple store had no cases or bumpers at all for iPhone 4. I ordered as suggested from App store a bumper n was given shipping arrival time of 3 to 5 weeks. I went n got clear case in meantime that has been on it ever since. The phone accidentally fell out of a bag not even 1 foot off ground n screen cracked. The upper right front corner actually shattered a little. When I examined it a shard of glass got stuck in my thumb n I keep getting cut if finger goes over it. What are my options? Thanx!!
     
  12. Solange82200 macrumors regular

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    You can go to an Apple store and see if they can have mercy on you, since you havent had it long. I had had my iphone 4 for a little over a month and the camera lens had scratches on it, even though it had been in a case. i took it into the Apple store and told them I was miffed about that, and that also I was dropping a lot of calls in areas where my friends who also have iphones didnt (that last part was lie, I just really was pissed about the scratches). The guy switched it out with a new one no problem. Yours was dropped, whereas mine was scratched for no apparent reason, so i dont know if they will be that generous, but perhaps they can charge you less for a new one? Also, you can get the screen replaced at repair shops, it may not be an OEM apple screen according to a poster here, but it may be ok...
     
  13. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok first step is to go back to the apple store if you get no where with the genius ask for a manager all the while being nice about it.........as far as there being no OEM parts out for the iphone 4 that is not true at all......but like I said you should go back to the apple store I have had customers go back and get swaps ad they were told its a one time deal only....hope it works out for you
     
  14. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    well Dee it was true when I posted it...and we both know its still true!! lol
     
  15. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    ..they may have not been out then but certainly they are now.....
     
  16. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    well I really dont consider high quality copies OEM....and that is what 3 suppliers told me last friday that they have........
     
  17. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    neither do i thats why i am sending you proof to what i am saying.....emails sent...oh and if anyone wants to read into this as a fight dont tracy and i are friends....
     

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