Ugh...dust under my screen!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by El3ctronics, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  2. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  3. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the office but I'll try to take a pic when I get home before I get it replaced.
     
  4. doc shivers macrumors member

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    are you going to exchange it for the white given scuffgate?
     
  5. tcoche macrumors member

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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
     
  6. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  7. bisnicks macrumors regular

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    He'd be much better off simply having the Genius bar swap it out. The glass, digitizer and LCD are fused together.
     
  8. El3ctronics thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know if they have replacements available in the stores?
     
  9. tcoche macrumors member

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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.
     

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