iPhone 4 dead pixels

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by itsharveygreen, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. itsharveygreen macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012

    I've recently noticed at the top right corner of my iPhone 4, a blob of brightened pixels have happened to appear, I don't know what they are or what caused it, my phone hasn't been in any contact with water. the radius of the dead pixels is still scannable and reads your finger gestures if you touch in that area.

    is there any way I can get this resolved, or fixed?

    will Apple replace it for another iPhone 4? I don't have a warranty, so I guess that's a no?

    thanks for your help.
  2. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2005
    I believe your iphone must have a minimum number of dead pix in order to receive an exchange...I thinking it's 3 but someone else might know for sure.
  3. Los macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2010
    A month or two back I went to the Apple Store for this same problem, except that I had 1 dead pixel. The Genius Replaced it after inspecting it, but he told me that the minimum was 3 dead pixels, but that he would do me a nice favor. I thanked him and had a new iPhone 4S.

    So, just try your luck really.

    Just make sure that they can see it though, they're really hard to spot.
  4. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    Only way they will most likely replace your iPhone 4 is if it's in it's 1 year window or you have apple care. If not you are most likely out of luck. Nothing hurts in trying.
  5. itsharveygreen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012
    Hi Los,

    what were your 'dead pixels' like? I'm curious if I've actually got dead pixels or just some leakage. it's very hard to explain but mine's like a brighter spot on my screen, whether I turn the brightness brighter or dimmer it's still there, if I put any pressure on the 'dead pixels' they go all jelly, it's almost like when you put pressure on a laptop screen it does that jelly momentum puddle. so is it dead pixels I've got? or do dead pixels go black on the screen and in a dead pixel area does it still read your touch gestures?

    thanks for your help.
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    "Stuck" pixels are in the on position at all times. They are tiny points of light. A brighter spot on your screen sounds like uneven screen lighting. Can you post a picture? Does not sound like a pixel problem.

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