For those with button backlight bleed/adhesive issue
I noticed today if I push down a little on the bottom of my front glass, the bottom backlight bleed goes away. It seems it's not flush like the top of the screen. I did a little searching and found this tear down of the Evo.
HTC Evo 4G Teardown - iFixit
It seems the glass is glued around the edges. Most likely some units didn't get the proper amount of glue, hence the backlight bleed. This would explain why some people have it (like me) and some don't. Does anyone know what kind of glue HTC is using?
- 06-08-2010, 08:02 PM #2
- 06-08-2010, 08:07 PM #4
However, the problem is the glass is rising up. That can lead to more problems down the road (dust behind the screen) and should be addressed.
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- 06-08-2010, 08:32 PM #10
so many people mentioning the light bleed, seems to me a pretty decent chance the one I would exchange for would have the same issue
oh well, I'll find out what the sprint store says in a half hour, have my appointment then for "phone repair" lol
- 06-08-2010, 08:35 PM #11
I can press down on the glass at the virtual buttons and it seems to depress a little. I also have light bleed and I am also having a problem with the top 1/2" of the screen not recognizing touch inputs when on a flat surface, but it works fine when I hold it.
- 06-08-2010, 09:21 PM #13
I'd play it safe and just try the link that he posted. Not the surgical one, but the simple fix.
Caulking is only masking the light leakage. Wait until these sit in pockets for awhile and dust gets behind the glass. I'm sitting on hold with HTC now. It's been 25 minutes so far....
- 06-08-2010, 09:37 PM #15
I just finished logging a call with HTC support. I suggest anyone having this issue do the same or they won't understand the scope of this issue. They are getting hammered at the moment as it took over a 1/2 hr. to get a live voice. The gentlemen I dealt with was great and cared about the issue.
- 06-09-2010, 12:05 AM #17
Again, burned as an early adopter...
- 06-09-2010, 12:20 AM #18
I didn't even notice the bleed for the first couple of days because I thought people were talking about "flashlighting" (i.e. when the backlight shines up into the panel area in visible cones of lighter area) and not down at the seam. I had small spots that I'd thought were specular highlights under the Home and Search buttons; no biggie. After seeing this, I pressed down on the glass above those spots and it appears to have sealed off and there's no light leakage. When I put a case on it, they'll be hidden anyway.
The level of hysteria over this reminds me of the terrified screams that the Pre's keybaord was a lethal Ginsu that could cut cheese. People screamed that they had defective units and wouldn't rest until they were given brand new units personally prepped by the Dali Lama and the ghost of Salvador Dali. Pffft. I just rubbed my thumbnail over the edge for a minute and it dulled the edge nicely and it wasn't a problem afterwards. No hysterics; just problem solving. Try pressing down the glass first.
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- 06-09-2010, 11:27 AM #25
I called HTC tech support, I have the issue where the backlight is bleeding onto the screen and showing white streaks. Extremely noticeable on a white background (google.com). They basically told me to take it to a Sprint store and they could exchange it. He didn't really seem that concerned.