rev. 003 Screen has faint vertical lines
Luckily I have only found one dead thread so it doesn't seem like a widespread issue but I've noticed lately on white/gray background there are evenly spaced vertical lines that very faintly show up. I didn't notice it until I thought I got smudge of dirt on the screen only to find out it wasn't on the screen.
They look like light gray lines, evenly spaced spanning the entire screen from top to bottom. They aren't horribly obvious but in the right light/brightness they get more noticeable. I'll try and take some photos and see if they can demonstrate what I'm talking about.
Is this just a normal thing with the EVO's screens or do I have one that needs to go back? (I really don't want to take it back).
- 07-13-2010, 11:52 PM #2
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I just noticed a similar problem with my EVO today. After looking intently at my screen at the Google homepage (looking at my one red dead pixel...) I noticed faint green lines that run top to bottom about 1/8" apart.
I just went to the web to find if there's a similar problem or if it's just my mind playing tricks on me...So I wonder if there really is an issue if you have seen something also
I'm probably going to go to Sprint tomorrow and look at the display EVO's and see if I see a similar pattern
- 07-14-2010, 01:02 AM #3
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- 07-14-2010, 07:42 PM #11
Looking at pictures or other things you don't notice it and it's so faint I had to look real hard.... Heck maybe my mind was just telling me I saw the lines your talking about because I read your thread.. With out reading this thread I never would have noticed them....
THANKS, Now my OCD is working over time...
- 07-14-2010, 07:45 PM #12
the new screen sucks, like on my new on the start up screen is almost grey even with full brightness compared to my first evo on medium was very sparkling white! (not even sure brightness settings even effect bootup though so that shouldnt even matter)
- 07-14-2010, 08:02 PM #13
I guess I got worried because I didn't really notice it but now I can see the lines at any brightness on white and certain shades of gray. I have a really bad case of 'looking for flaws' but I figured I'd ask around to see if it was just me being me or an actual issue.
- 07-14-2010, 10:23 PM #16
I do NOT plan to check it again... I am still seeing spots from staring at the freaking screen like that and it's been 2 hours...
- 07-14-2010, 11:19 PM #17
Sprint is swapping phones with minor light leakage on menu and home buttons for replacements.(better screen) I've had my phone for 5 weeks already. If you have even the slightest thought theres something wrong with your evo, take it to a Sprint repair center. My leakage was nearly not visible. The tech couldn't see it at first until I mentioned where it was. So I told him I called Sprint and explained everything to them already. I told the tech when called customer service, they said they've heard of these issue already and to take it to a service center. So the tech just agreed with everything I said and ordered me a replacement. They ordered it 7-12 and I pick it up 7-15. So I say just let the pros do there job.