iPhone perfectionist - Dead pixels, scratch. Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sn0wleopard, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Sn0wleopard macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    I, am a perfectionist. I need everything to be in tip-top shape.

    So I got my iPhone 3G this past December and I was really glad to finally have my hands on one. After having it for 2 months I noticed about 3 dead pixels toward the bottom of my iPhone screen. I freaked and it really pissed me off and bugged the crap outta me for that week.

    So I brought it to the Apple store and they said even though the dead pixel limit is 10+ they still handed me over a new iPhone at the counter (I almost felt a little bad because the issue was so minor).

    After having this brand new iPhone for a week and a half 2 small dead pixels appeared in the same spot as my old one. But the weird thing is, I can see the dead pixel when the screen is turned off, which gives me the impression that it's a scrath.

    So my main question is: Should I REALLY be worried about these issues? Or should I just ignore them and be bugged until the next big Apple phone comes out? My plan right now is to bring it back to the store, get a new one and soup it up with a case and an invisible shield. Help please!

  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    I would bring it in. You paid good money for the phone and you deserve to get a perfect iPhone like everyone else who cares enough to take it in if it's faulty. I would wait for a few more dead pixels if you can because 2 is one fifth of 10 and they might not let it slide this time. And if you have another Apple Store near you other than the one you brought it into last time then I would take it into that one just because they don't know you already exchanged it once about a week ago.:p On second thought, I think they have that on file so it doesn't really matter. Don't worry about that then.:p

  3. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    I thought I had dead pixels once - but like you it was there when it was off. I used a magnifying glass, and it was clear it was smaller than a pixel. I think it was dust in the end. After a few weeks, it disappeared.
  4. Sn0wleopard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    David, that was an extremely helpful answer. That's one I was looking for.

    Can anyone else be of assistance?
  5. KingHuds macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    Take it in, if they replace it, omg, if they dont...oh well, they arent gonna block you from ever replacing it again, so you just wait until more show up or whatever then take it in.
  6. fuzion11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    can you please take a screen shot of the dead pixels and display it for the rest of us.

    I'd like to see what it looks like.

  7. Sn0wleopard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Uh, you can't take screens of dead pixels.
  8. DPA macrumors 65816


    You are very welcome, I am glad I could be of assistance to you. I hope you can get what you want from Apple. You can always sell it online too. If you take a few hours to unlock and jailbreak it, it could go for more than you paid for it. You'd be surprised how many people are drooling over iPhones in other countries where they aren't sold. Then you could get a new iPhone and make a buck or two while you're at it!:)

  9. Sn0wleopard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Hey, guys. Went to the Apple store today and picked up a new 3G for free. Then souped of up with an incase Slider and an invsible for the screen. Thanks again for the help!

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