Bizarre Apple Watch Screen Error

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by aerf, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. aerf macrumors newbie

    aerf

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    Tried turning on Apple Watch and got this strange static screen:
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    Any ideas on what the issue is? At this point it won't turn on, even when putting it on the charger.
     

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  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried a hard reset? Hold the Power button+Digital Crown until it restarts
     
  3. aerf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I tried doing a hard reset — nothing happens even after charging it.
     
  4. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Your screen is broken. Go to apple store and ask for a replacement.
     
  5. Wonderboy021067 macrumors newbie

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    I have this bizarre too!☹️
     

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  6. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Your is the watch is overheating or perhaps even too cold.
     
  7. Wonderboy021067 macrumors newbie

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    How take out this error?
     
  8. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    It's probably overheating so I would just leave it alone for a while and let it cool down.
     
  9. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a

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    When the temperature returns to the normal operating zone, you will need to reset it with the crown and side button combo method.
     
  10. Thai macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    Is that channel 0?

    Just kidding how on earth did that occur?
     
  12. daijholt macrumors 65816

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    Faulty LCD. No amount of hard resetting will fix this, you need to see a Genius my friend.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G4

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    That is impossible. :eek::D:D:D:D
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It's not an LCD display. It's an OLED display.
     
  15. daijholt macrumors 65816

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    You're right, my bad. I meant oled. I'm so used to telling iPhone owners their LCD is faulty haha.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Never fear as there are always people who enjoy correcting errors.
     
  17. JannisLouw macrumors newbie

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  18. brianryer macrumors newbie

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    Experiencing similar thing with Apple Watch Series 2.
    Intermittently, the screen is static garbage. I have a vague feeling that its after wearing for 8+ hours...I first thought it was after a shower and I didn't get all the water out :-!

    You can see the OS responding to touches, trying to do things with random black bars or ghost movement on the screen.

    Static screen persists even after multiple hard reboots.

    However, if left on the charger the default-mode green old-time digital display shows up, looking normal.

    After leaving it alone for a while longer (4, 8 hours? I didn't keep track) all screen functions are normal again.

    So it *might* be a hardware issue, but I think it's probably poorly behaved software. It reminds me of when multiple programs claim the same space in memory and it overlaps video memory somehow...yes, I am casting around in the dark because it's such a frustrating problem...
     

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