3G S Pixels/Dust Thread

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  1. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Please post your experience with the new 3G S for the following:

    1. Any dead or stuck pixels?
    2. Any dust stuck under the glass?

    Thanks
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    No dust under the screen, but definitely dust under my screen protector :mad::mad:
     
  3. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sounds good, what about pixel issues?

    The purpose of this thread is that I'm wondering if the 3G S is improved compared to the 3G regarding those things in my first post.
     
  4. Seraphx17 macrumors member

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    Mine is absolutely perfect (which is quite relieving as my 3G on launch last year had several specks of annoying dust under the screen).
     
  5. nomad421 macrumors member

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    Mine has a single spec of dust/dirt about 2/3 of the way from the bottom and smack dab in the middle of the screen (horizontally). At first I thought this was a dead pixel, but then I noticed it was still noticeable when the screen was off and it casts a shadow on the LCD screen (meaning it's likely stuck to the bottom of the glass faceplate). What action should I take on this? The AT&T store is *obviously* sold out of stock. Should I just wait until they get more and then do an exchange, or should I set up a genius bar appt. at my local apple store?
     
  6. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Just go back to where ever you bought the 3G S. If it's AT&T and they give you a hard time, then go to Apple. Anyway, I have a few dead pixels as well. I don't notice most of them except this one that is smack dab in the middle. I'll be calling Apple either tomorrow morning or Monday to see if I can get this exchanged soon.
     
  7. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I would just go straight to Apple and see what they can do, AT&T is probably just going to give you a lot of hassle about it. Apple wants you to be happy.
     
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  9. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting results so far. This type of thread usually takes on a very negative tone, not the case here this far. Does this mean Apple improved their quality control for this new model? Maybe the screen is supplied by a different company than the 3G?
     
  10. VeNoMiZeD macrumors 6502

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    Is this visible to the naked eye or are you using one of these [​IMG] LOL:eek::p:D
     
  11. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In the event that you are being serious, I am talking about with the naked eye.

    I have to say there is a curious lack of posts in this thread, yet in another thread asking about who has a perfect 3G S, there are MANY replies. This all seems to point at the new model having better quality control than the 3G. My hunch is that they went with a new supplier for the screen.

    Let me give you some reasoning behind this theory. I have owned approximately 10 different devices manufactured by HTC. Not a single one of them ever had any dust under the screen or dead/stuck pixels. Contrast that with every iPhone I have personally ever used. In fact at launch last year I went through so many in one Apple store that I ultimately gave up and didn't purchase one. Even my current iPhone, a 1st generation model that I bought on Craigs List brand new, has 1 stuck pixel but no dust.

    My point is that with the apparent lack of screen complaints something must have changed. It must be a new screen supplier. Either that or people just aren't complaining about these issues (unlikely).

    So please continue to post your experiences in this thread.
     
  12. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    I have single stuck pixels. I'm going to see if I can get it exchange!
     
  13. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    I just found two stuck pixels last night. I'll probably wait a while before I exchange it, they're barely noticeable, plus my Apple Store is about an hour away.
     

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