Dead pixel? Please let there be light! :(
Okay, so I'm having a pretty so so birthday. And now I dropped my iPhone in the floor just now too.. Happy birthday to me, right?
And the first thing I see when I pick it up is a white dot right in the middle of the screen.. So i try to wipe the screen of.. oh noes, it's still there! And I push the home-button and there's a empty dot in my wallpaper! Oh noes! I mean, I'm reeaally carefull with my iPhone.. I like love it so much and I'm so sad right now... Can anyone save my day? Please tell me I can fix it? What can I do? Nothing? =/
- 05-20-2010, 04:24 PM #2
If it's a dead pixel, it's... well dead. You could try and get it replaced at an Apple store if it's under warranty.
If it's a frozen pixel, there's a website that maybe can fix it with some color-tests online. Try and google it
i don't think it's just frozen. It's all black when the screen is on and when it's of it's kinda gray or white.
I tried one of those colour fix things, but it didn't seem to do anything so. I guess it's dead =/ I'm so bummed out right now! I got it like 4 months ago and was really looking forward to OS 4. And now, it's kinda ruined.. It's right in the middle of the screen too. So it's really obvious and annoying!
Would they fix it for free at an apple store? Probably not ey? So what kind of cost am I looking at here? Do you think it'll worth it? I got a contract so I'm kinda stuck with it for another 20 months or so...
- 05-20-2010, 05:18 PM #4
- 05-20-2010, 05:21 PM #5
You didn't murder the pixel, it died on its own. That's a result of build quality and such, so of course Apple will replace it for free.
Oh I just read that you dropped it.. Hmm.. just don't tell them you dropped it, I drop my iPhone ALLLL the time (no case, cement, hardwood flooring, etc.) and I've had 5 replacements in the past 2 years.
Yeah thats the site i tried. But the pixel seems sort of like a void.. It reflects white when im under a lamp but it's black when theres no lamp over it.
Well, there doesn't seem to be any other marks or signs of me dropping it but.. I'd feel kinda bad doing that... Hmm.. Im kinda in shock right now.. Kinda like a crime victim.. Cant believe it happend to me!
- 05-21-2010, 02:04 AM #8
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- 05-22-2010, 07:54 AM #12
If you bought it 4 months ago just take it back they will change the screen. It's like a ten minute process and they are more happy to have you as a customer. I replaced my screen because there was dust under it and I only had 3 months left on the warranty.