What are these vertical, parralled white lines on my phone?

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  1. Swagged, May 14, 2014
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    Swagged macrumors regular

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    And how do I get rid of them? Everything is responsive and functioning as normal, they're just annoying. I'm not under warranty, so going to the apple store is not an option...
     

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  2. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    I googled it and everyone is saying that the LCD screen under the glass is broken and needs to be replaced. :(
     
  3. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Ur display is broken.. you'll have to send it back. Happens time to time..
     
  4. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    How are not under warranty? You have an iPhone 5s. You get a one year warranty with the phone, so it would not be up until October or so. Just take the phone in.
     
  5. Swagged thread starter macrumors regular

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    What you're looking at there is an iPhone 5.
     
  6. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    Did this happen on its own or ?
     
  7. bmac4 macrumors 68040

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    Oh I could not see the square on the home button sorry.
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    It is a mechanical problem and not software. You will have to get it fixed/repaired.
     
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  10. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    If you're brave enough, you can buy the parts at ebay for 90 dollar with shipping, and change it by yourself ( just a suggestion )
     
  11. Charadis, May 15, 2014
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    Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    You can find the whole display assembly for the iPhone 5 for as low as $42.


    OP, looks like you may have a defective screen. I recommend a visit to the Apple Store for a solid diagnosis before considering your potential options. Good luck!
     
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  13. tomoye macrumors member

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    as another poster suggested, I would take to be apple store to at least get a diagnosis... maybe you will get a friendly genius who will help you out.

    I just got back from the apple store since my iPhone 5s had a single vertical line of dead pixels. it was very fine and could really only be seen on the edge of text. they swapped it
    out with a new one right away. hopefully my 3rd 5s is the charm... my original one was replaced since the upper right edge of the screen started to separate.

    apple genius said they currently don't have replacement screen kits (in apple store) so they just swap out phones for any issues.

    good luck!
     
  14. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    If you got your iPhone Fall of 2012, I would just brave it out, you will probably be due for an upgrade when the 6 is released.
     
  15. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Go to the mall. Plenty of kiosks that replace screens for under a hunksy.
     

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