1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I've got a pixel 5, and it has 3 vertical lines through the screen. I tried to post a pic but it blocked the link. I'll try in the comment below or something.
    It doesn't bother me that much, but it is at max brightness which is a bit annoying at night. Does anybody know of an app that can just turn brightness to 0 for a certain line of pixels? Just turn them off completely?

    Thanks guys.
    08-03-2021 01:46 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, you have warranty or insurance should try that way

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-03-2021 01:52 AM
  3. Trousers2's Avatar
    Hey, thanks for that, all done.

    Long story short I got the phone reaaaaaal cheap from a local classified because of those lines. Tried taking it to where he bought it from as he gave me the receipt and they took one look and said 'it's been dropped'. Which may be true, the guy told me it just happened randomly but I don't believe him and I don't think anybody else will either. So yeah warranty I don't think is gonna happen. Might try to take it to a different store but not expecing a different outcome.

    EDIT: I'll see if that link will work now. Again, not my phone, just similar issue:
    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qim...2bbb2b113.webp
    08-03-2021 02:06 AM
  4. VidJunky's Avatar
    The simple answer to your question is no. There are hundreds of lines of pixels in the X and Y axis trying to pick a line or a handful of pixels from all of those would be difficult to say the least. Getting it repaired is your best option.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-03-2021 02:08 AM
  5. Trousers2's Avatar
    Yeah all good. Just thought I'd give the software option a go. Honestly I'm happy to live with it, it only really bothers me at night because it's like those pixels in those lines are stuck on max brightness.
    08-03-2021 02:10 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hey, thanks for that, all done.

    Long story short I got the phone reaaaaaal cheap from a local classified because of those lines. Tried taking it to where he bought it from as he gave me the receipt and they took one look and said 'it's been dropped'. Which may be true, the guy told me it just happened randomly but I don't believe him and I don't think anybody else will either. So yeah warranty I don't think is gonna happen. Might try to take it to a different store but not expecing a different outcome.

    EDIT: I'll see if that link will work now. Again, not my phone, just similar issue:
    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qim...2bbb2b113.webp
    Hi welcome to AC!
    If that line is there like in the s7 you have shown then screen and digitizer need to be replaced unfortunately
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-03-2021 03:37 PM
  7. Trousers2's Avatar
    Hi welcome to AC!
    If that line is there like in the s7 you have shown then screen and digitizer need to be replaced unfortunately
    That's ok! I went in knowing that was a probable outcome, but was just checking to see if there was another way 😁 thanks
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-03-2021 05:00 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's ok! I went in knowing that was a probable outcome, but was just checking to see if there was another way thanks
    No problem
    08-03-2021 05:31 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I would just mention that if you intend to use this phone as your daily driver, then make sure your important data is synced or backed up regularly, because a screen defect could lead to progressive failure down the line. You don't want to be in the situation where your screen suddenly fails and you can't access any of your important data!
    VidJunky likes this.
    08-09-2021 08:11 PM

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