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So a nasty smash destroyed both Front & Back of my iphone 4, and since having them replaced the Wifi signal has been really weak. I have seen other posts about screen replacement having to be done by going through the antenna, so something could be missing, or done incorrectly during the screen repair. Will definately be taking it back to the shop and finding out if It was put back together properly. In the meantime I was wondering if it is possible to share my Macbook Pro's Wifi (always full signal in my house) directly to my iphone either using USB cable or through bluetooth. It's not been too much of a problem but it would be nice to use my iphone in bedroom using the Macbooks good signal. Note: The replacement front screen on iphone has a small gap >1mm between the screen and centre metal casing on the left side just above the Silent/Loud Switch, which can be noticed by light leaking through the gap. The metal casing also still has a small dent between the volume down buttons and silent/loud switch, again nothing drastic 1mm maximum
I noticed light leaking from the top right corner of my new iphone 5 from a small area. I noticed first, when I changed the brightness to higher and when I changed back the light was still there.
I am trying to get a guage of just how many people are experiencing this issue on their WHITE iphone 5. The light shines throught the gap between the white face place and the aluminum surround just in front of the power on/off button. I had the phone replaced once for this issue with no issue however my replacement has this very same issue. When I went back to Apple to have this addressed, I was greeted by the Genius Bar with, "The light leakage is normal on the white iphone 5's and is within the tolerance level. We can not exchange this phone under warranty for you." I questioned why this is light leakage is acceptable. They responded with "All our white iphone 5's in the store have the same light shining through. Its the way the face plate sits in the frame." Even if I were to exchange in the store, the issue would still exist.Does anyone have an idea when Apple plans on fixing this DEFECT? I say DEFECT because the iphone 5 was not designed to have light leakage. If it is not designed or engineered to do that, its a DEFECT.
Dear all iphone 5 users! I am very happy I bought the iphone 5 on launch day. To be precise I got the white 32 GB version. Just after 2 days I started to notice that there was light leaking between the sleep button and the display. I have read some articles on the net and it seems only white iphone 5’s are having this problem. You might think it’s a cosmetic flaw… but I am worried. It means there is a ‘gap’ between the unibody and the display. A gap means it’s also susceptible for moisture and damp (i.e. keeping device in pants). I went to the apple store (Amsterdam) and the didn’t have any new iphone 5’s in stock so I got a iphone 5 replacement unit that looked like refurbished unit. The service was excellent but when I got home the leak was also present in this swapped device. It seems like it’s a wide spread issue.Anybody have this problem? Thanks, D
My phone got water damage from a leaking water bottle in my bag. How do I dry it out? Will work again?
I took notice of this issue a while back. I haven't gone into apple yet but I will be going in today to see what can be done. I read other threads but they felt with older model I phones and I have te iphone 4s so I am not sure if it would be the same case. Does anyone have te same issue?
Every time I charge my iphone 4 with the Apple iphone Charger (5 W) I get this gooey substance inside the dock connector of the device itself and on the charger. This started almost a week ago. The substance does not smell of rust or anything. The device itself is half a year old, never had contact with water, never ran too hot and was never dropped. It does run quite hot under heavy load and while being charged, however judging from many many forum posts that's a regular thing for the iphone 4/4S. It behaves normally, charges normally and holds its charge just like you would expect from a regular iphone 4. I don't think this is battery related as it only appears to happen when I'm charging the device (why would the battery only leak when being charged?). However, except for the polymer gel inside the battery, there's nothing else inside the device that could possibly leak. This really has me worried, not only because the device might fail any second, but also because the leaking substance might be hazardous.
Hi All, I got my uncles iphone 4 as a gift (he switched to 4S). At first everything worked fine, but about a month later I noticed, in the upper left corner, just next to the signal bars going black – like a small half-dot. I do not recall dropping the phone, and I keep it in a case since the first day I got it. The funny thing is, the spot/smudge, whatever it is, starts disappearing if I, for instance, read using Stanza for more than 5 minutes. Is this light leaking, or damaged screen (if it's damaged, how come the smudge disappears?). It's not something that is impairing my ability to use the phone, just aesthetically insulting I searched around the forums and the web, but found nothing similar. And unfortunately, going to Apple to replace this is not currently an option, as no official Apple service exists in my country. All thoughts and ideas are welcome.
I just did a factory restore on my iphone 4 and it seemed like it worked only for an hour or so. Now I am back to camera light on the backside being always on. There is now no way to turn it off (Used to be able to take a picture with a flash and the light would stop leaking for some time). If i take a picture it flashes and then goes of, but comes back on. Has anyone experienced this? any solution? Ive tried uninstalling all the apps and nothing has worked so far. dell Windows 7
Guys, I'm Andrea... developer of iTorch4! That's not a defect... it's a graphic effect that I designed on purpose to make it look more real. I've never thought someone could possibly think that there's really some light leaking through the screen!I must have done a damn good job if you thought so! :)You don't need to bring your iphone to a Genius Bar... it's just a graphic trick!Cheers,Andrea
Hi,I have installed iTorch4 on my iphone 4 and when i turn the light on, i can see the light leaking on the top right corner of the screen. Is this usual ? iphone 4 Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Just got my iphone 4, and theres a light leak in the lower left corner of the display. Its only noticeable when the surrounding area is black, as when booting up.Anyone else have this issue? 20" Intel iMac, 2GB RAM, 320GB HD Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Hey everyone i just bought my iphone 3G about a week ago. i instantly bought a case from the company who gave me the phone and they installed it for me. not my problem is they told me to clean it once in a while on the back behind the case incase particles are around which i did just today. i noticed in the dark on the left side near the silver trim i have like 5 lines about 1cm long with light coming thru. and if i try i can push that metal towards the phone to close the gap but obviously it wont stay like that. in the dark i can also notice it thru my silicon cover which is all white it is really irritating is there anything i can do about this like return it? Compaq presario Windows Vista
I unpacked my iphone 3G on O2 pay-as-you-go last night and noticed that there was a dead pixel and the backlight was leaking through left hand side of the iphone (by the silver trim) The dead pixel isnt that much of an issue but I am not very happy with the back light issue. I brought the phone while I was holiday so I am unble to return it to O2 and we dont have an Apple store here!. Are these issues common with the 3G?Any advice would be greatly received.Thanks iphone 3G iphone OS 3.0 O2 UK
I have to tell this story, it may help others and may end-up happy like mine.Last weekend Saturday I was in a canoe and at the dock, when due to some unwise maneuvers the canoe tilt upside down. My iphone was in the pocket and I was in the water up to my neck. The phone was in the water for about 5 minutes. When I realize I give it to my wife on the dock.My beautiful iphone was leaking from everywhere. In my friends house they have a central vacuum system which I did not think to use. I was asking for a blow-dryer (big mistake). My friend ( smart) said use the vacuum not the the blow-dryer. The phone was off (or turned off due to the drowning). I took the SIM card out and for about 10-15 minute I use the vacuum on every phone opening. When the paper towel was not wet anymore I try to turn the phone ON. Surprise the iphone came ON and it was working.The LCD was milky and the icons hard to see. The next day the LCD was worst but fully functional. Monday I could hardly see something on LCD but like a steam started to create in one of the LCD layers. I did not use any heat, only I charged the phone and I use the bluetooth from the car ( the bluetooth make the phone hot when is in use for long time). However both flood sensors are activated ( pink /red) no way to go to Apple. But today Wednesday mu LCD is back to the original color and contrast. I had a little bit of issue with the home button but after a full iphone restore , everything works like before. I am so happy that end up like this. I have read about rice and silica bags, but I was afraid to try it. I do not know if I was lucky with a smart friend, who told me to use the vacuum instead of the blow-dryer.Anyway, I felt that I have to share this with you and hope that everybody will have the same happy ending story. macbookpro 15-4GbRAM/iMac20-4GBRAM/ATV40GB/iPOD touch /Airport Extreme/iphone 3G Mac OS X (10.5.7) 1.5TB TimeMachine
Let me give a basic run down of what happened. (Ill get to the temperature error)2 nights ago, I was shaving and had the sink full of water (I had a very strong feeling I was gonna drop my phone in). and I did. I pulled it out in half a second or less, almost as soon as it hit the water. There was a towel right there and I dried it off immediately. I sat outside thinking hey its hot itll dry out my phone. I was texting people but my service was shaky and it kept giving me the accessory was not made for iphone error and asking if I wanted to put it in airplane mode to reduce audio interference. I started seeing water leaking out of all the openings and the home button so I took it inside and put a hair dryer to it, part of the time on the hottest setting. (Yes, stupid me, I didnt know any better I had never dropped something like that in water). I could still text at this point and receive texts but my service was still on and off. I turned my phone off let it dry, later turned it back on and it wouldnt stay off, it would just reset and flash on and off. Apparently I was still receiving texts, but at this point I just left it in a bag of rice to dry. Came back to it later, it was off, turned it on and got all my texts/replied to them, then my service dropped again. So I just turned it off and let it dry more. I heard about the vacuum trick to vacuum all the water out of your phone. So earlier today I tried it, and tried to turn my phone on. It gave me a temperature error, saying I would have to wait and let the phone cool down before I could use it. I also had no service. And the phone wont turn off, just reset. It wasnt in an environment where it was too hot or cold, just in a 75 degree air conditioned room in a bowl of rice. Oh yeah, and I took the SIM card out to let it dry as well. I vacuumed the slot for that too.Can anyone help me figure this out? I even let it sit for a while after I vacuumed it and Im still getting the temperature error. iphone iphone OS 3.0
Ok, this is my this is my 3rd iphone 3G 16GB Black from 2008, still covered in warranty, and still has the light leaking defect. Since the the iphone 3GS is released, i was curious if i will get the iphone 3GS as a exchange. I have the 16GB Black and Apple does not sell this anymore. Since they do not sell it, what would happen if i get the exchange? Will i get the 3GS? Just wondering, what do you guys think? iphone 3G 16GB Black Model iphone OS 3.0
My iphone doesnt recognize any headphone and when I remove the headphones from the slot, the jack is stained with a dark brown liquid. I cleaned the jack and inserted it into the phone again and same issue. I remove the jack and the same liquid stains my jack.HELP! iphone 2g Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Just upgraded from an original iphone on Sunday to the iphone 3g. Last night while setting it all up I noticed that all down the left side between the iphone casing ad the glass screen, there is light leaking through. I am thinking I could her easily take it back to the apple store for a replacement, however I have reservations about it. I recently had an iphone replaced under warranty. I believe I received a refurbished one, which was fine because my iphone was almost a year old and I didnt expect to receive a brand new one. In this case, however, I just got this iphone two days ago and do not want a refurbished one. What do you think Apple will do, and is this a problem that other people have experienced?
I posted an earlier post about exchange my iphone on the account of 8 times, and my end result is a light leakage, and hopeful train of thought that apple will address this issue.so with everything said lots of people are reporting light leakages on the left side of their iphones... Im fairly certain this is due to a mis glueing of the screen to the chrome bezel... others are noticing small specks of dust, including myself, that have shown up under their screen. I think the dust gets in here due to the light leakage... SOOO can people who have dust problems under their screen try something for me? Go into a bathroom, or dark place, turn off the light and put your brightness to full, if you notice on the left side of the screen light leaking through please report back to this forum.if we get enough people to notice this, and to say something about it, it will help to get apple to fix it, from there we can all exchange our phones for new and improved ones! that is... if they fix it. Macbook intel Core 2 Duo Mac OS X (10.4.8)
As widely reported, the iphone takes a screenshot every time the home button is pressed so that the 3D “zoom” effect can be processed when the application zooms in and out, when suspending and resuming applications. These shots are stored, at least temporarily, on the device, presenting potential privacy issues.Jonathan Zdziarski, author of the book iphone Open Application Development and an iphone Forensics manual, has deviced a way to disable this writing to disk, so that screenshots cannot be recovered.He writes: “(I) found that the screenshots themselves actually get written to /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots. If you delete this folder and symlink it to /dev/null, the screenshots don’t get written to disk. The side effect to this is that when resuming an application, you’ll get the default screen in the zoom-in effect. Once the application resumes, however, you’ll have your application screen back. For example, your mail application will always zoom to the front as if you had an empty inbox, but will quickly correct itself once the application resumes. On a jailbroken iphone, you can disable these screenshots with the following commands: # rm -rf /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots # ln -s /dev/null /var/mobile/Library/Caches/Snapshots“To return to the default behavior, just delete the symlink and the directory will get recreated. Mind you, this has no effect on the many other pieces of data stored on the iphone, and therefore your iphone will always be at risk for leaking private data, especially to seasoned forensic examiners. Use at your own risk.”
I am just curious about these white pixels. I have had at least one on every phone I have had, replacements and all. I sometimes think I got a phone w/out one, but it eventually turns up. The tricky thing is their visibility changes at different angles, which is strange for a stuck pixel...So what is the deal with these? Ive never seen one like these prior to the iphone...Are they a new species?Also, is apple replacing iphones for 1 of these pixels? I have had almost every replacement replaced for the stuck pixel (geniuses), although my/the phones primary issues were not the pixel. I dont care that much about it if it isnt very visible, but when it is in a spot you can see and you notice it, it turns me into an OCD wreck...The current phone I have now has one and light leaking from the left side(which bothers me more), but I am NOT going in for another replacement, because every time I have, it has had either other issues, or MORE bright pixels...So are these really stuck pixels? Are they replacing them for 1? (Screen size matters, IMHO)Do these types of pixels get worse/more numerous over time?I dont need:Links to pixel fixing videos,etc, or massage techniques, the glass doesnt let you massage all areas and even when Ive been able to reach them, it doesnt work with this species of pixel...Any help would be great! (I am not interested in hearing mines perfect, I have no stuck pixels, out of 9million it is surely a small percentage or its the limitation of the technology)<---I am aware of these things already, but they dont help me or others experiencing this issue over and over again...Does anyone have a real Customer Relations Email Contact? (not just for the pixels, but I have had many, many problems since launch) and steves email hasnt worked...THE PIXELS ARE NOT A DEAL BREAKER by any means, but are frustrating... Primary: 15"2.4 MBP(SR) Secondary:G5 Dual 2.5+many,many, more computers and asso Mac OS X (10.5.4) Currently Triple Booting OSX, Vista, Ubuntu
So its been a little while since the intro of the iphone 3G. And lots of new batches of iPhones are floating around. Ive had problems with 8 phones now with eitehr dust or most recently Light leaking from the left side.To those who just got their phones within the last week, have you experienced any of these problems? Macbook intel Core 2 Duo Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Does these (cracks, dust under screen, leaking backlight) problems occur in countries that it has been released? Other OS
Stood in line to get my new iphone 3g on release day. A few days later i noticed light leaking down whole left side of screen between chrome and gasket. Apple suggested i switch it out--instead went back to att and they exchanged mine for a new one.Just got my new one yesterday-- fired it up and two hot pixels right dead center of screen.They have been very helpful and are getting me a 3rd new one. Really terrible quality control issues. pc