Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By xocomaox
  • 2 Post By SpyderBite
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    ShAdoWSKy's Avatar

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    39 Global Posts

    Default Yellow tint on screen

    Recently bought a G3 and I noticed that my screen has a yellow tint when I compared it to my friend's G3. Is there a way to fix this? I tried the color contrast fix in settings > accessibility but it doesn't seem to have changed the white balance. I'm nervous to exchange the phone because everything else is perfect so I don't want to end up with a replacement that may have more problems.

    Posted via the Android Central App
  2. #2  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,724 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,983 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    If it's having the tint issue out of the box, I'd ask for a replacement from your carrier. These problems aren't very common so it's unlikely that the replacement will have the same or other issues.
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  
    ShAdoWSKy's Avatar

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    39 Global Posts

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    If it's having the tint issue out of the box, I'd ask for a replacement from your carrier. These problems aren't very common so it's unlikely that the replacement will have the same or other issues.
    I've been told that the yellow tint problem is actually very common and some are worse than others so I'm just worried I may get another one. I also have to pay a $30 restocking fee if I want a replacement
  4. #4  
    UJ95x's Avatar

    Posts
    8,724 Posts
    Global Posts
    8,983 Global Posts
    ROM
    Slim Kat 4.4.4

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by ShAdoWSKy View Post
    I've been told that the yellow tint problem is actually very common and some are worse than others so I'm just worried I may get another one. I also have to pay a $30 restocking fee if I want a replacement
    I thought the restocking fee was only if you were exchanging it for a different model phone, but not if it was the same one. You shouldn't have to pay to get your defective device fixed.
    The problem may seem common online since the people who have the issues are going to be far more vocal about it than those who are not having issues. The few I have sen looked fine, so It's not as common as you may think.
    "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." - Carl Sagan
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    I thought the restocking fee was only if you were exchanging it for a different model phone, but not if it was the same one. You shouldn't have to pay to get your defective device fixed.
    The problem may seem common online since the people who have the issues are going to be far more vocal about it than those who are not having issues. The few I have sen looked fine, so It's not as common as you may think.
    Correct. The restocking fee is only if you're returning your device for your money back or if you are exchanging it for a different device, which is basically the same thing as returning for a refund.

    Press them on thus, defective units require no restocking fee because they are not being restocked but fixed by manufacturer which is technically free. Open box items that you don't pay for, IE returned for refund, require restocking fee.
    UJ95x likes this.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Did you return it?
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  
    ShAdoWSKy's Avatar

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    39 Global Posts

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by joe watson1 View Post
    Did you return it?
    I actually did a hard reset for other reasons and the yellow screen seems to have disappeared after that so I did not return it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    A lot of times, a yellow tint is the glue/laminate that secure the different layers of the display together and to the led display. If this is the case it usually "burns" off after time. Its more common on tablets but a few people have experienced this on various phones as well.
    ShAdoWSKy and xamadeix like this.
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    A lot of times, a yellow tint is the glue/laminate that secure the different layers of the display together and to the led display. If this is the case it usually "burns" off after time. Its more common on tablets but a few people have experienced this on various phones as well.
    That's interesting.
  10. #10  
    makie's Avatar

    Posts
    218 Posts
    Global Posts
    274 Global Posts

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    A lot of times, a yellow tint is the glue/laminate that secure the different layers of the display together and to the led display. If this is the case it usually "burns" off after time. Its more common on tablets but a few people have experienced this on various phones as well.
    That's true. Oppo had the same problems with their find 7 and so did one plus one. Because they had to fabricate so much they didn't had the time to let them dry.

    I heard you could dry it with a uv light. Or place it in sunlight for some time. Could be gone within a few days.

    G3
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by makie View Post
    That's true. Oppo had the same problems with their find 7 and so did one plus one. Because they had to fabricate so much they didn't had the time to let them dry.

    I heard you could dry it with a uv light. Or place it in sunlight for some time. Could be gone within a few days.

    G3
    Some camera lenses in the past would sometimes acquire a yellow tint due to ageing of the Canada Balsam used to cement lens elements together, and leaving them for a long time in a window where they would be exposed to UV light (and with due regard to fire hazard) was said to be a remedy. Also binoculars etc.

    Posted via Android Central App
  12. #12  
    makie's Avatar

    Posts
    218 Posts
    Global Posts
    274 Global Posts

    Default Re: Yellow tint on screen

    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    Some camera lenses in the past would sometimes acquire a yellow tint due to ageing of the Canada Balsam used to cement lens elements together, and leaving them for a long time in a window where they would be exposed to UV light (and with due regard to fire hazard) was said to be a remedy. Also binoculars etc.

    Posted via Android Central App
    So many though words for me.

    I think you agreed with me that leaving the phone in UV light could help fix the problem?

    G3

Similar Threads

  1. Strange problem with S3 not turning on
    By TDAYz in forum Samsung Galaxy S3
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-18-2014, 08:10 PM
  2. Camera shortcut on lockscreen
    By gwhizkids in forum Verizon Galaxy S3
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2014, 04:28 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-18-2014, 04:19 PM
  4. Sd card problem on samsung tab 3
    By thatkid96 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2014, 04:15 PM
  5. My galaxy note n7000 shut down and won't turn back on
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2014, 03:42 PM

Posting Permissions