Can't seem to get a good screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by drew0020, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. drew0020 macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    My first iPhone had the dreaded yellow line and 2 dead pixels. 2nd had no yellow but 3 dead pixels. 3rd has two dead pixels and a large dust spot.

    Has anyone else had better luck? I'm about to just live with the defects since I only notice the dead pixels occasionally and the dust spot when the screen brightness is high. It's tiring switching the phones.

    I feel like dead pixels and dust are becoming features of apple products lately. Anyone else have a really good screen?
  2. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    Yes, I've had better luck, my screen is perfect, no lines or dead pixels.
  3. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    Thanks. I think I'm cursed when its comes to a good Apple screen haha!
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    My iPhone 4 is fine, but I know how you feel. On my original iPhone 2G, I literally dented the top left and the bottom left corners of the screen because of pushing hard. It made the rainbow problem more visible when looking at the screen.
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    My original 3G had a great screen with no dead pixels or dust and my launch day Ip4 has a magnificent screen.:cool:
  6. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    This seems to have happened to alot of people. I know one person who had this happen, they got a straight swap.

    Nothing wrong with mine :)
  7. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    I'll probably swap it out one more time but I'm ready to accept a couple dead pixels/dust if this doesn't work out. Oh well.
  8. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    No screen issues with mine. Just keep swapping it out, until you get one with a good screen.
  9. The Destroyer macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2007
    My iPhone 3G had a great screen no issues, my 3GS screen developed dust under the screen within 2 months, and so far my iPhone 4 screen is immaculate. Hope it stays that way!
  10. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    Glad to hear good screens exist. I feel like the most annoying customer swapping phones for 2-3 dead pixels but I really do want a perfect screen!
  11. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000


    Dec 20, 2009
    I agree with this suggestion.

    In fact, this is the solution to any one of a number of problems we are seeing with iPhone 4.

    Since Apple has become a mainstream producer like Microsoft, they've not been able to keep up the quality standard. More defective units are shipped, so it's now up to the customer to do final inspection.
  12. twoism macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    Get it swapped until you get a good one, or better yet, check the new iPhone before you leave the store with it. My launch day phone had the dreaded yellow splodges but I since I got it replaced, no problems at all.
  13. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I went thru 6 3G's before I got one with a good screen. My first iPhone 4 was perfect though. :)
  14. ratbatblue macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    I've had a 2G, a 3G, two 3GS's, and a 4, and never had a bad screen.
  15. Zillio macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010
    In my house we have had five iPhones, two of them 4s, never had any issues with the screens. You have had bad luck I think. Magnitude of problems are always difficult to gauge on forums as people with no issues are under represented.
  16. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    I think I do have bad luck plus dead pixels are really a pet peeve. Honestly the 2 dead pixels are so small I could probably live with them but I'd prefer none.

    I setup an appointment for tomorrow. We will see if I get a good one then!
  17. psac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2009
    My wife and I got two week 30 phones, perfect screens on both so far. I don't know if the "when" makes a difference at all.
  18. frikfrak macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    Keep swapping. You shouldn't have to settle for less than perfect.
  19. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    I gotta say I can't recall ever getting an Apple product with a dead pixel. Screen issues yes (iPhone 4 had excessively yellow screen and was replaced, Macbook had the screen flicker and was repaired), but never dead pixels. My brother on the other hand always seems to get Apple products with dead pixels.
  20. drew0020 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    I have a genius appointment tomorrow at 130pm. Hopefully I can check the screen before I leave and they are willing to work with the 2-3 dead pixels.

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