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    Unhappy iPhone screen damaged? what happened?
    I never had this happen to me before but I leave my iPhone in my pocket where it seems to work fine. There was some funky marks I believe behind the screen which was annoying! Im not sure if it was condensation from cold to hot or how moisture got its way in, but is there anyway to fix this? At first it was really bad and went away!
    I tried the blow dryer, air compressor, rice (Not long) but I thought just leave it and it will go away. Been 2 days and its not as bad as before, but still noticeable! Nothing is improveing, its actually spreading again....
    Any ideas?

    Last edited by lilskaterpunk; 02-06-2009 at 10:37 PM.


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    Looks like water damage, only fix is a new screen assembly.

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    Is water sensor red???

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    Where is the water sensor, can you see it without opening the phone?

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    bottom of the headphone jack.

    Shine a bright light into it, should be all white....if there's any color on it. Its water damage.

    Keep in mind, it "could" have water damage and the sensor still be ok.

    If the sensor is fine and the phone is still under warranty, good chance Apple will replace it.

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    Thanks guys for ur help, ill check my iPhone about water damage.
    Last edited by lilskaterpunk; 02-06-2009 at 10:35 PM.


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    Why did you censor your carrier name in the pics? LOL
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    LOL Really no reason, it just said something that was stupid... :P


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    There arent any "cheaper" sites to find screens. In fact, ebay is the cheapest I've seen them.

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    You got a 1G or a 2G iPhone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickCocchiarella View Post
    You got a 1G or a 2G iPhone?
    2G iPhone, 16GB

    @cpjr
    Yup, eBay is the cheapest so far...


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    did you ever figure out if the water indicator was red? hate to have you really void your warranty if you still had one by changing the screen yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LrdBane View Post
    did you ever figure out if the water indicator was red? hate to have you really void your warranty if you still had one by changing the screen yourself.
    Hey dude,

    Sorry for the late reply, been busy and forgot lol Well I just checked right now and all I see way deep down in the headphone jack is white! So its not water damaged... I keep thinking more and more its just punctured pixel or stuck pixels, because it gets better and then worse. I will kepep trying different things and let ya know what happens.


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    ^You could have accidentally put to much pressure on that one spot (being in your pocket) and messed it up a little.

    I say take it to Apple. You can check to see if your warranty is still good here:
    https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

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    @cpjr
    Ya, maybe some pressure was applied. Sh*t happens... lol

    Thanks for ur help.
    Last edited by lilskaterpunk; 02-06-2009 at 10:35 PM.


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    Its not water damage then . Just take it apple store , youll walk out with new one .

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    It is worth a shot

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    Good luck to ya and BACKUP before ya take it in. Dont know if your a jailbreaker but may as well clear it out with a restore too while your at it if not for that but for your personal data removal.

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