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Current version by oldturkey03 (vote details),

Title:

Mineral Oil Between Glass and LCD

Text:

I've got what I'm pretty sure is a new one. My iPhone 4S (AT&T) was having problems muting the microphone as it believed a headset was plugged in. My solution was to deliver a short spray of WD-40 into the headphone jack, which solved the problem but caused a new one. Now there is a small blob of oil visible on top of the LCD. I'd like to know if it might be possible to clean it out by taking apart the phone, or if I would be better off replacing the whole front LCD/digitizer combo.<br /> <br /> You can sort of see the blob in this photo, right in the middle of the screen. There is a very faint discoloration and darkening around it, leading up to the headphone jack where it started, but the blob in the middle is the worst. If I press hard I can get it to disperse but it quickly re-forms.<br /> <br /> [image|178991]

Device:

iPhone 4

Tags:

dirt, display, oil

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open

Accepted Answer:

97476

Original post by bennettprescott,

Title:

Mineral Oil Between Glass and LCD

Text:

I've got what I'm pretty sure is a new one. My iPhone 4S (AT&T) was having problems muting the microphone as it believed a headset was plugged in. My solution was to deliver a short spray of WD-40 into the headphone jack, which solved the problem but caused a new one. Now there is a small blob of oil visible on top of the LCD. I'd like to know if it might be possible to clean it out by taking apart the phone, or if I would be better off replacing the whole front LCD/digitizer combo.<br /> <br /> You can sort of see the blob in this photo, right in the middle of the screen. There is a very faint discoloration and darkening around it, leading up to the headphone jack where it started, but the blob in the middle is the worst. If I press hard I can get it to disperse but it quickly re-forms.<br /> <br /> [image|178991]

Device:

iPhone 4

Tags:

dirt, display, oil

Status:

open