iPod touch Displayed screen not using up enitre area

csmitty

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Sep 15, 2007
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I just noticed today in direct sunlight that the displayed springboard dosn't take up the entire screen area. It looks like there are a few columns of unused pixels on the right and some on the top and bottom. Its really strange and you can't really tell unless in sunlight. or atleast for me anyways. anyone else notice this?
 

csmitty

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Sep 15, 2007
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Well mines a 38 so i might take it back to BB to see if i can get a later one and see if its different.
 
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Arisian

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Sep 14, 2007
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Mines that way as well... I agree with 'its just the way it is'

also, I notice when the ipt is turned off that these same rows and columns of pixels are a different shade that the lit lcd. I dont know alot about lcd's but I assume that those rows and columns arent supposed to display things...
 
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cwolves

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Oct 11, 2007
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There are no extra rows, it's just the edge of the LCD. If you look at almost any LCD, the edge beyond the display area looks similar to the rest of it because it's the same surface material, just no LCD grid behind it.

Also, the "hole" in the touch is cut noticeably larger than the display area, presumably due to allowable manufacturing defects, e.g. they cut it larger because the screen isn't always perfectly centered.
 
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