iphone 4 dead/stuck pixel ??

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  1. mcpd macrumors newbie

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    hello
    i have new iphone 4
    yesterday i noticed that there is a very very small red pixel in the middle of the screen
    and its appear only with black backgrounds
    after making a search i know that red pixel is stuck and black pixel is dead
    i tried programs that supposed to fix this stuck pixel but its still there
    its not very noticeable but whem some one pay 1200$ for something he wants it complete and working very well
    my question , is this stuck pixel will be fixed by it self ??
    i am hesitating to go to apple stoe and get new one because i spent 2 days installing programs and adding contacts numbers manually
    but if this will not fixed by its self i must go to apple store
    any body have any advice ??
     
  2. TruckdriverSean, Dec 13, 2010
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    TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Have you synced this new phone to a computer with iTunes? It will make a backup, then a replacement phone from Apple can be restored from that backup and you've lost nothing at all.

    I think the folks at the Apple Store can do the backup & transfer at the store as well, if you don't have access to a computer.

    As for the dead pixel, it sounds like a hardware defect and no, it will not fix itself. I'd carry it back for a replacement.
     
  3. mcpd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes
    but i jailbreak my iphone
    and download alot of stuffs from cydia
    i think also jailbroken iphone not included warranty :confused:
     
  4. vachargerfan macrumors regular

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    Restore it as a new phone before you take it back.
     
  5. mcpd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i went to the store i bought the iphone from
    the guy there looked at the screen but he said he cann't see any thing
    i tried to show him but it was very difficult to notice it
    then he refused to replace it :( :( :(
     
  6. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Sucks for you.
     
  7. mcpd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i think i will live with it
    there is nothing to do
    just to keep out of my mind that there is unnoticeable stupid dead pixel from stupid apple i really hate this company
     
  8. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    one stuck pixel =/= dead pixel

    in other words its within the specifications = no replacement

    suck it up you whiny brat
     
  9. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    umm chill out?

    i would be as pissed as the OP, i paid £600 outright for my phone, i expect it to be PERFECT.

    OP i would take it back and demand a refurb replacement. if worst comes to worst just claim you are having antenna issues and they will swap it.

    oh and for god sake restore it before you take it back! the genius wont touch it if it is jailbroken.
    :apple:
     
  10. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Another thing to do is to copy a black image in your camera roll so the issue is easier to show.

    As far as I know, one dead pixel is enough for a replacement thru Apple, but you have to deal with a human being in the process. If it were one dead pixel at the extreme edge of the screen I might consider it not worth the trouble. But near the center where it will be annoying, I'd ask for a replacement.
     
  11. mcpd, Dec 14, 2010
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    mcpd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i took it again
    genius guy didn't notice any dead/stuck pixel
    he called another genius guy and he neither didn't notice any thing
    and sure the background was black
    i tried to show them where is the dead pixel but it was very hard to me to see it
    so they refuse to replace it for me
    and i cannot tell them that my iphone have antena problem
    because its not exist in my iphone :(
     
  12. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    return the phone for a refund and buy it again.
     

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