Released November 4, 2017. Model A1865, A1901. Available as GSM or CDMA / 64 or 256 GB / Silver or Space Gray. (Pronounced the same as "iPhone 10.")

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Screen burn suddenly appeared on refurb. Scam?

Hi I bought a refurbed iPhone X on ebay 2 weeks ago. Very good condition cosmetically. Battery 85%. No face ID or True Tone.

The display looked great. I didn’t use the phone for a few days and let it run flat. When I used the phone again it had really severe screen burn. I can ready the labels of the ghosted home screen apps.

How could the screen burn have happened to severely and so quickly? Did the seller somehow do a temporary fix when they sold?



Update (01/16/2022)

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Thanks for the info that's really useful.

Here's a photo of the ghosting. I don't see how I could have missed that in the first 2 weeks!

One interesting thing is that the ghost image has a different home screen image to mine, so it must have occurred before I got it.

If there's no software remedy I'll have to return it I think.

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Like @imicrosoldering said this sure looks like a bad replacement screen that was placed. this "image has a different home screen image to mine" already shows you that there is no software remedy for it.





If it has no face ID or true tone it would confirm it has had a replacement screen installed. People planning to sell their phone will opt for the cheapest screen to replace there broken one. With the iPhone X there are three screens you can choose from, an LCD, hard OLED and soft OLED.

The LCD screen is the cheapest and are not really designed for the iPhone X. I have not herd of a temporary fix for this problem. Without seeing any images of your screen I would make sure it is not a swelling battery that is causing the problem, 85% battery health can cause this. I usually recommend a battery replacement at 87%.

I would order a new screen and battery for this phone. There is not much else you can do.


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