Watch Screen Damage - Growing

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jsamuels, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. jsamuels macrumors member

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    Presentation1.png Thoughts on what's happening to the screen on my Series 2 watch? The highlighted area is silvery, obscuring the watch display. There are no cracks or other obvious physical damage to the screen surface. It doesn't seem like water vapor or something trapped underneath the screen. It just appeared, seemingly out of nowhere. Turning the watch on or off doesn't change it. Before this appeared, the screen displayed everything in red and there was a brief, high pitch squeal. Strange.

    Thanks in advance. Any and all theories welcomed before I head to the Rome, Italy Apple Store.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Just a guess, but that looks like water damage to me. Where water somehow is embedded underneath the display. Have you gotten a Watch wet at all?
     
  3. jsamuels thread starter macrumors member

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    Water damage is my guess, too. The watch has only been in the water once when I went wading with it on. Depth at the wrist: 1 foot max. Series 2 is supposed to be water resistant, right?
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    50 Meters water resistant to be exact. But unfortunately that's not a guarantee for the watch to be free of any water damage. In Your case, somehow water made its way under the display. OLED displays also very sensitive to water, so I imagine your watch will short out sooner than later.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Looks like water damage to me too. I would take it to the Apple store and see if they would help you our. Sometimes they can replace, even when out of warranty. No guarantee, but can not hurt to try.
     
  6. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    You might want to try to contact apple & see if they'll replace it because this may actually be a quite rare & important failure.
     
  7. jsamuels thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Heading to the Apple store shortly. We'll see what they say.
     

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