Something got inside my camera!? iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coasterider, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. coasterider macrumors regular

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    I have had my iPhone 4 since day one, and this happened maybe a week after I got it but I am maybe 50% sure about that timing. There is something under the glass. The phone has never been dropped, thrown, been mixed with anything...etc. I attached a picture with the thing circled. Note it does not obstruct the pictures in anyway, and it has not moved.


    The piece on bottom right side of the camera is just a little thread thing, I took 2 pictures and it did not show up in the other, so it is not under the glass.
     

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  2. COSWORTH macrumors regular

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    looks like you got something all over the back of your phone...
     
  3. ddoolin macrumors regular

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    You can't even really see the circle, let alone whatever you circled. IS THERE A PROBLEM WHEN YOU TAKE PICTURES?

    IF NOT, CHILL. :)
     
  4. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a fiber of something. If it's not messing with your photos at all I'd just ignore it. But if you're ocd about that kind of thing, see if a genius will replace it for you.
     
  5. coasterider thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fingerprints..

    View the full size picture..


    It is somewhat bothering me but we will see.
     
  6. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    If it doesnt' affect your photos, what does it matter??
     
  7. GDVI macrumors regular

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  8. coasterider thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because there is not supposed to be anything under there. It brings up questions like: How did it get there? Can this happen again? Is there a bigger problem?
     
  9. ddoolin macrumors regular

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    Don't mess with people and their iPhones.

    ...:rolleyes:
     
  10. tomashi macrumors regular

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    oh it's bothering you? good thing you posted about it here on the forum. bring it by and i'll take care of it for you.
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I had a piece of lint underneath my camera glass. Took it to apple and they swapped my phone right away. They just noted it as foreign object under camera lens glass. No biggie.
     
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  13. coasterider thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's great to know, I may end up doing that if it is that easy. Thanks!
     
  14. F123D macrumors 68040

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    LOL, comments on this board are harsh/funny..

    Just take it to apple, they'll replace it for you.
     
  15. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I scheduled my appt in the morning when it's not crowded and all the "geniuses" are just hanging out. Seems they're more easy going in the morning before dealing with 30 people that day before you..
     
  16. mavis macrumors 68040

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    See the two screws by the dock connector? Remove them. Slide the back of the phone up and out. It will pop right off. Clean the minuscule piece of lint off the camera lens cover. Replace back. Replace screws.

    The whole process should take less than two minutes, even if you really take your time.
     
  17. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    To answer your questions, it most likely got there during productio....can it happen again, of course, its not a perfect object, and no its not the start of something bigger....see how easy that was, and still I say, if the photos are perfect quality, does it matter? Good luck, but seriously its barely noticeable, and seriously had you not circles it, no one would be able to see it... best of luck to you though!
     

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