Dead Pixels?

EvilManatee

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I just noticed what looks to me like a couple dead pixels on my Apple Watch. At first I thought I just had some dirt on the screen but cleaned the screen and the spots are definitely under the glass. I am going to try and get to the Apple Store tomorrow to see if they can help. Has anyone had this on their watch?
 

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tomekosiowy

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You should rather ask: how many dead pixels are allowed to occure on Apple Watch? On iPad if you have less than 5, it is normal (they will not replace or repair the device untill screen has more than 5, except if 3 or more are visible in the same small part of the screen). Probably 1÷2 dead pixels on Apple Watch are normal situation.
 

Julien

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I just noticed what looks to me like a couple dead pixels on my Apple Watch. At first I thought I just had some dirt on the screen but cleaned the screen and the spots are definitely under the glass. I am going to try and get to the Apple Store tomorrow to see if they can help. Has anyone had this on their watch?
That is larger than a dead pixel, especially the larger spot. The larger is at least a cluster of pixels. It looks to be a defective OLED.
 

JFazYankees

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You should rather ask: how many dead pixels are allowed to occure on Apple Watch? On iPad if you have less than 5, it is normal (they will not replace or repair the device untill screen has more than 5, except if 3 or more are visible in the same small part of the screen). Probably 1÷2 dead pixels on Apple Watch are normal situation.
This is not true. 1 dead pixel is enough to replace to an iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch.
 
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EvilManatee

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This is not true. 1 dead pixel is enough to replace to an iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch.
So just a quick update...I had to make an appointment to see an Apple genius. I showed the genius the watch and he agreed with me that I had a defective display. He had me unpair my watch from my phone, and then he said he would have to send the watch off for repair but in reality they would not repair and they would just send a brand new watch (which is cool because I had a bunch of little scratches on my stainless steel case). I should have the new watch in a couple days. In the meantime I am wearing my old "dumb" watches and missing the Apple Watch.
 
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