what should i do with this scratch???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bluelondon, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. bluelondon macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2008
    so i just flew from LA to London, my iphone was tucked away safely in it's incase case, in a small pocket in my notebook bag. now i take a closer look at it and see this little white line/scratch on the top left of the glass. it looks like a scratch but i can't feel anything when i run my finger over it. plus where it was stored, there was nothing sharp or metal, to cause such damage.

    any ideas? could this be caused from underneath the glass somehow?

    it's not a big deal, and not something i'd take it back for, but just wanted to get some opinions from yall.

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  2. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
    Thats definitely a manufacturers problem and Apple will replace it for you, I had something just like it and they replaced it no questions asked
  3. aroundandaround macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    I have the exact same problem with my iPhone (in the exact same place.)
    Do you really think that Apple will replace it?
  4. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
    Yeah they replaced one of mine that had the same problem, since its under the glass it isnt a user-created probem
  5. ratattak macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    just make sure you haven't any water damage (or anything that could be considered water damage!)
  6. heaven macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    If everything else is fine with your iPhone I would defiantly keep it, because there is always the risk of getting a faultier unit.

    I think that they would replace yours If you asked them to
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Don't get it replaced if you like your current iPhone except for the scratch. It's not worth the trouble of risking a worse iPhone. I'm on my 4th iPhone and I'm not giving this one up... why? Because it's perfect and I don't wanna go through 4 more before I get another one like this.
  8. bluelondon thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2008
    i know how you feel. this is my 3rd! and even though it does have a little bit of light leak on the left side (as did the previous 2) this is the best of all. great battery, no hardware problems, flush screen.

    the only reason i'm considering taking it back is this problem with the screen devalues my iphone. say if i want to sell it in the future, it's no longer in the prestine condition that i tried to keep it in.

    god damn apple and their crap quality control, we can't even take our phones back in fear of getting worse ones.

    ps: anyone know what causes this lines underneath the screens?? seems pretty weird.
  9. bluelondon thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2008
    how weird :confused:
  10. daver11 macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'd make a scratch on the other side for an exact match.
  11. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles

    TheSpaz we finally agree !!

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