Sharpie Fix for white conversion

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by SanFranKyle, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. SanFranKyle macrumors regular

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    friend has a white conversion and the prox sensor seems to be working kinda crappily. Heard something about "the sharpie fix". Can anybody explain where/how to do this?
     
  2. guccigucci88 macrumors 6502a

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    Now I don't own an iphone 4, but from what i know you use a sharpie and draw a ring around the camera flash hole so it doesn't leak or something like that.
     
  3. dayumitzmark macrumors regular

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    open apart the iphone, and where the black dots are, sharpie it in..i heard it works..
     
  4. SanFranKyle thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. dayumitzmark macrumors regular

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    yeah basically, ive heard of it, but never tried it since i still have the black iphone..where did your friend buy the white conversion? im interested in buying one, but all these mix reviews worry me..:cool:
     
  6. Sk8mfm macrumors member

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    ive done it before .. you have to take the phone apart and color the proximity holes with a sharpie.. dont darken the hole too much
     
  7. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    I'm running in to this problem. I have to do the same later today. I'll post results. Battery life is terrible right now.
     
  8. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    its a simple fix with a thick tipped sharpie marker
     
  9. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    So just color over the backside hooks? Or fill the holes in?
     
  10. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    just color over the holes from the inside......allow for some light to still shine thru.
     
  11. aj013 macrumors newbie

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    what?

    can someone post a picture or video of doing this?
     
  12. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I had just covered the area in sharpie... worked great for both ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. It doesn't go "in" the holes, but behind it. You can remove the sharpie with alcohol if you need to.
     
  13. wanchu83 macrumors newbie

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    Can someone please take video of doing this or picture of colored holes from inside? it would help so many converted people.
    thanks
     

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