3GS - screen cracked, dead pixels

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gahwhatever, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. gahwhatever macrumors newbie

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    Friday night I dropped my phone and it looks like there's about a 2 inch crack on the screen (not the outer glass, if that makes sense). I didn't really care, because it's still usable, and I'm sure the resale value tanked months ago with the iPhone 4 leaks. However this morning I found a horizontal line of dead pixels, about the width of an app icon. Again, not a huge deal, but I'm worried this might be progressive and end up killing the entire screen. Has anyone had dead pixel areas/cracks expand over time, or has the damage been done?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gahwhatever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I guess I'm answering my own question here...the line of dead pixels has about doubled in length over the past 24 hours.
     
  3. gahwhatever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bumping....the dead pixel "line" has now thickened to a height of about 3 lines, and still extending width wise.

    At this pace, it'll still take a long time until the phone becomes unusable, but is there anything I can do to halt the progress?

    I've heard about a dead pixel fixer on Cydia but I'm assuming that's not appropriate for this problem?
     
  4. barroE macrumors newbie

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    nope, dude sorrry to be the bearer of bad news but theres no way to fix that, just pay a new lcd off ebay? there rather cheap
     
  5. gahwhatever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, *sigh* figured. Might just be time for an iPhone 4.

    The dead pixels have now started crawling up and down what I thought was the innocent, initial crack and are expanding width wise.

    The growth is actually really creepy to watch. ("It's alive!")
     

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