Ugh...dust under my screen!

El3ctronics

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Whelp, I thought I was one of the lucky ones who had a perfect iPhone 5 (AT&T, black, 32GB). No scuff marks, no rattling, no screen issues, etc. Unfortunately, as I'm browsing the web on my phone today I notice a black spot on the bottom center of the screen. Go to wipe away the mark and it doesn't move :( ...unfortunately, it's a speck of dust under the screen. If I make a genius bar appointment, I shouldn't have any trouble getting it replaced, right?
 

MarcBook

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I've had iPhones and an iPad replaced on the spot because of dust under the glass. I was told that they have a zero-tolerance on it, so you should be fine.

Good luck!
 

tcoche

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Sep 14, 2012
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Honestly if it were me, I wouldnt mess with a replacement. I would fix it myself. I am going to fix my uneven home button. I ordered this...

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=330711146577

After watching these, it is going to be a few minute fix.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8QsM7TTyc

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nUEFNcu_IEE

In your situation, if you want to attempt it, I would simply pop the front off and use a bottle of compressed air pointed under that silver metal backing. ;)

Whatever you decide to do, good luck! :D
 

El3ctronics

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Honestly if it were me, I wouldnt mess with a replacement. I would fix it myself. I am going to fix my uneven home button. I ordered this...

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=330711146577

After watching these, it is going to be a few minute fix.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8QsM7TTyc

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nUEFNcu_IEE

In your situation, if you want to attempt it, I would simply pop the front off and use a bottle of compressed air pointed under that silver metal backing. ;)

Whatever you decide to do, good luck! :D
Yea I would never do it. I will continue to exchange them until I have a perfect device. I didn't pay for something with manufacturing issues.
 

bisnicks

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Feb 4, 2011
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Honestly if it were me, I wouldnt mess with a replacement. I would fix it myself. I am going to fix my uneven home button. I ordered this...

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=330711146577

After watching these, it is going to be a few minute fix.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8QsM7TTyc

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nUEFNcu_IEE

In your situation, if you want to attempt it, I would simply pop the front off and use a bottle of compressed air pointed under that silver metal backing. ;)

Whatever you decide to do, good luck! :D
He'd be much better off simply having the Genius bar swap it out. The glass, digitizer and LCD are fused together.
 

tcoche

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Sep 14, 2012
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Oh ok. Makes sense. I wasn't aware the screen is fused. I was going to swap out my phone for a different one. But, I don't honestly want to mess with driving to the store, explaining a slightly uneven home button, waiting for a possible exchange, coming home and swapping everything back over and sitting here fixing my settings all over again. I just dont feel like going through all that. Top it off, my home button works fantastic. Its just an ocd thing I believe at this point, me knowing its slightly uneven.