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    I was using my phone, and the screen turned a yellow tint for about one minute. Then it restored itself. I've read about yellow tint issue on lower left side of screen, but this was scary.

    If it turned yellow permanently, would Sprint replace this phone after 14 days?
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    I had this happen to me very quickly. Not a minute, but it was the entire screen. I locked the phone and unlocked and it was fine. Very odd problem. My guess is it had something to do with the lighting level and the auto brightness. Do you have auto brightness turned on? That is my guess anyway. Cause I do and it makes sense if i think about it enough :-)
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    As a second piece of your question. That would be covered under the manufacturers warranty (i believe one year). Samsung would take care of that for you. if you have the TEP (Total Equipment Protection), that would be covered in the service side of that as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar1995 View Post
    I had this happen to me very quickly. Not a minute, but it was the entire screen. I locked the phone and unlocked and it was fine. Very odd problem. My guess is it had something to do with the lighting level and the auto brightness. Do you have auto brightness turned on? That is my guess anyway. Cause I do and it makes sense if i think about it enough :-)
    Yes, I have auto brightness enabled. I hope it was just that, and not a hardware issue.
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    I'm going to guess it has something to do with that. I'm actually more relieved to know there is someone else who experienced it. I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled on this to see if it develops to more of an issue. I think it comes down to the way Super AMOLED+ lights the screen and just picks up a really really dark hue. Its pretty well known there are some kinks in the auto brightness and this momentary darkness might be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedrlaw View Post
    I was using my phone, and the screen turned a yellow tint for about one minute. Then it restored itself. I've read about yellow tint issue on lower left side of screen, but this was scary.

    If it turned yellow permanently, would Sprint replace this phone after 14 days?
    Maybe it got jelouse seeing the new HTC Amaze comeing out soon! kick asss LOL
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    I think it's auto brightness, there's also toggle under Settings>Display called "Adjust Screen Power" which adjusts screen brightness based on the image being displayed, so that could be it too.
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    this phone should be perfect ............what happened lol
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    I had the same experience, except my screen turned magenta, or more specifically, it lost all green, so everything was red, blue, black, or something in between -- hence mostly some flavor of magenta. For those of you who were getting "yellow" screens, were these actually no-blue screens, with everything being red/orange/yellow/green/black? I wonder if anyone's experienced a no-red screen, with everything being blue/cyan/green/black?

    Out of curiousity, are any of you who are experiencing this using Go Launcher EX? I installed it not too long before the color glitch.

    Also, if this happens to anybody again, it might be a good idea to grab a screen-capture (by holding Home and quickly hitting the Power button). Twould be interesting to see whether the captured image is full color (indicating that the problem is fairly late in the process, perhaps even in the display hardware) or whether captured image is distorted too (indicating that the problem is relatively early in the processing, most likely in software).

    Anyway, tis a weird bug, but I was very relieved when it righted itself after about a minute.
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    jacief, if i see it pop up again I will certainly screen cap it. As someone mentioned, I think it has to do with the "Adjust Screen Power" setting. That means there are two different pieces of software adjusting brightness and power. One (or both) of those wonked out causing irregular screen activity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oskar1995 View Post
    jacief, if i see it pop up again I will certainly screen cap it. As someone mentioned, I think it has to do with the "Adjust Screen Power" setting. That means there are two different pieces of software adjusting brightness and power. One (or both) of those wonked out causing irregular screen activity.
    I think it's one of those settings unless it's really drastic and lasts for a while.

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    The same thing happen to me how did you fix it


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