Does your iPhone 5 have any dead/stuck pixels?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Radeon85, Oct 3, 2012.

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Does your iPhone 5 have any dead/stuck pixels?

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. No

    54 vote(s)
    81.8%
  1. Radeon85 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Received my white 64gb on the 21st Sep and the body is flawless, whiter screen than my 4S and perfectly even screen tint. But only yesterday I noticed a red stuck pixel :(

    I have had the 3GS, 4 and 4S, every one has been flawless. Have booked and appointment with Apple and hopefully they will exchange it. I know it's very, very tiny but when browsing the web it's easy to see.
     
  2. petes67bird macrumors newbie

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    I would keep exchanging until your happy. My phone is fine, but I had to change out my plasma 3 times because I noticed the same thing while running slides.
     
  3. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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  4. retinarob macrumors regular

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    I got mine yesterday and now have a green (when on black, red on white) stuck pixel lower right corner. It annoys the hell out of me. It kind of phases in and out after a color switch, but it's there. Right at the corner of my K key.

    If I get it exchanged do I just count my wrapsol as a loss?
     
  5. Ev0 macrumors newbie

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    I have a black 64gb iphone 5, with no issues at all other than 1 dead pixel.

    But it's in a very obvious place and it bugs the hell out of me.

    Yesterday I went to the nearest apple store (40 miles away) to get it sorted.

    When I got there, they looked at the screen and said it looks like dust and took the phone out the back to "try and remove it".

    When they came back with it, they said no it's a dead pixel, and it needs to be replaced.

    Turns out that just went on youtube and ran the stuck pixel fixer video for a couple of mins as they forgot to close the youtube app.

    They didn't have any 64gb's in stock and they didn't have any screens either, so they ordered 1 for me.

    Today I got a phone call, to say my new phone has arrived and I could go and collect it.

    So I drove there again, they opened a white box, and took out this handset, it had 2 nasty scratches on it (which my phone doesn't have).

    So I said I wasn't happy with that handset, they guy said fine, we haven't got anymore so will have to order you another 1.

    I said i'm not being funny but by the time I get home that will be 160 miles i've driven for nothing, it wouldn't be so bad but the cost of fuel isn't cheap in the uk at the moment, and if I have to go back again thats another 80 miles round trip.

    So I said can't you just swap the screens over, as I don't need a replacement handset, just the screen swapping for a good one.

    They refused and said they can't do that, as they then can't exchange that handset with someone else that "wouldn't care about cosmetic damage".

    I refused the handset and told them not to bother ordering me another, and rang applecare instead.

    Waiting for a call back tomorrow now to see what they can do about it.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Nope. My launch day 5 is perfect, and I tested it before I left the store.
     
  7. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I have a grey one right in the middle of my screen. I may stop by the Apple Store next time I pass it. I had forgotten about it but every time I notice it I can't stop noticing it for a while.
     
  8. offcamber macrumors 6502

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    Build your own.

    Had two scuffed phones and one with a single dead pixel but no scuffs.

    Removed one good screen and put it on the good frame.

    All good!
     
  9. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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  10. Radeon85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Quick update.

    I went to the bar, showed the girl the dead pixel and a close up shot I took with a camera as it is tricky to see such a tiny pixel. She then went under the desk and brought out a replacement white 64gb, so far so good.

    I checked it over quickly and the body is flawless and the screen is perfect, no dead pixels and an even white tint very close to my previous one.

    Overall I'm very pleased :D
     
  11. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    Guys I just got my iPhone yesterday from Verizon store. I have a green stuck pixel on the bottom right screen. Who do I go to? Will there be no questions asked or will they say its "normal"
     
  12. sdyoyo macrumors member

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    I would go back to verizon first, and see what they say, if not then apple.
     
  13. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Verizon won't do anything, they'll direct you to Apple.

    Apple will replace it as long as you can point out the pixel to them.
     
  14. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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  15. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

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    Do u think ill get a refurbished one?
     
  16. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I don't know, but I don't think there are refurbished ones yet. I got mine switched out last week for a dead pixel, the new one came in a little white box.
     

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