Apple Watch has become very dim

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by cowboy77, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. cowboy77 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2012
    My wife and I are the owners of two apple watches, both Apple Watch Sport (first generation), 42mm, with aluminum case, model number MLC77LL/A. Watches were purchased six months apart. Both watches have gradually become very dim, my wifes' watch (first to be purchased) is so dim, its unreadable except in a dark room. Mine is barely readable in sunlight. I've dialed up the brightness to as high as possible on both watches, and i've tried the suggestions below with no success. I've taken the watches into the genius bar, and was told this type of failure is not common, and the only recourse was to purchase a new watch (both are out of warranty). My thoughts are that if two watches purchased six months apart exhibit the same failure mechanism, then the problem is more widespread than the feedback I am getting from Apple. Is anyone else having issues with a dim screens on their Apple watches??
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The bolded points you have listed above would likely not repair the issue with the screen dimming. Based on what you're saying, it sounds like the OLED display is fading for whatever reason.

    Have the either of your Watches been subjected to water? OLED is also very sensitive to water.
  3. cowboy77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2012
    mine has seen a little bit of water, my wifes' has not been exposed to any water

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