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  1. Patrick Jolin's Avatar
    What's goin' on, boys?

    I made the unfortunate mistake of letting a friend who had one too many to drink use my phone to call another friend.
    She promptly dropped it, and nothing noticeable happened at first. No apparent damage, no cracked screen. But over time, I noticed a purple spot in the top left corner of my screen. Slowly but surely, this purple spot grew, and became slowly darker and darker. I was still able to use my phone despite the discolouration.

    I go to bed and wake up the next morning. The entire screen is dark purple, borderline jet black. I can't see the contents of the screen except for slight purple light appearing on the sides. I assume some kind of internal liquid used for the screen is leaking?

    What is the problem, and can you estimate how much it'll cost to fix? I'm with Rogers if that helps.

    Thinking about going to a nearby Samsung depot however.
    11-10-2013 06:16 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It definitely sounds like a screen malfunction related to the drop I don't know how much it might cost to repair, but your local repair shop should be able to give you an estimate.
    11-10-2013 06:33 PM
  3. Patrick Jolin's Avatar
    Hey! Thanks for checking out my thread. I hypothesize it's the liquid crystal itself slowly seeping out.
    11-10-2013 09:08 PM
  4. GSDer's Avatar
    ~$165 http://m.repairsuniverse.com/samsung...ent-white.html

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    11-10-2013 11:04 PM
  5. thewhitequeen's Avatar
    If you have patience and some know-how, you can replace the screen yourself with parts from eBay. I replaced my S2 screen before passing the phone along and it worked very well, I saved a ton!
    03-08-2014 09:38 AM
  6. Criticnumber1's Avatar
    please tell me more about it!!! Same problem, yes... I dropped it by accident...At first it was nothing, but now the left corner is soo dark, you can't see anything. And its purple! Its spreading around! I really need help! And please, don't fool around or send advises that are fake... Thank you sooooo much!
    06-09-2015 06:02 PM
  7. dizmailov's Avatar
    Same thing. Is this what it looks like? And has anyone had luck fixing it? Thank
    Attached Thumbnails Phone Fell: Purple ooze slowly growing across screen-image.jpg  
    06-21-2015 01:42 AM
  8. constable's Avatar
    Your phone is NFG. Not worth repairing a 3 year old handset.
    07-04-2015 06:58 AM
  9. Dorinel33's Avatar
    Hi! It happened the same to me. But i didnt drop it or anything... i just woke up in a morning with a little purple thing in left down...7days later(now) it covered the whole screen. Lol... need to go to service
    11-09-2016 08:21 AM
  10. Kool Kam's Avatar
    Hi! It happened the same to me. But i didnt drop it or anything... i just woke up in a morning with a little purple thing in left down...7days later(now) it covered the whole screen. Lol... need to go to service
    Same happened to me except I didn't drop it and it hasn't covered my whole screen yet. It was on the bottom right of my samsung s7
    01-05-2017 03:15 PM
  11. RAJA SAMIULLAH's Avatar
    Hi! It happens to same to me but I didn't drop and anything it noticed it in last night it is purple small spot on screen then i switched of my phone and sleep i awoke up in morning and notice it will be large im recently buy my phone i just used it 16 days please help me

    Qmobile noir i7i pro
    05-08-2017 12:53 AM
  12. tinaparkii's Avatar
    I have galaxy s6 mine has done same with purple can barely see through it now but if defo not dropped mine plus it's in a protective case as well x looking at £130 to get new screen
    07-13-2017 11:27 AM
  13. tinaparkii's Avatar
    I did take mine to a repair shop and he wouldn't touch it told me its a hardware fault to take it to samsung but it's defo not in warranty so what's the point
    07-13-2017 11:29 AM
  14. Kristyn Johnson's Avatar
    Same happened to me except I didn't drop it and it hasn't covered my whole screen yet. It was on the bottom right of my samsung s7
    Same thing is happening to me I didn't drop it, no cracked screen and this purple ooze has literally almost covered my screen in almost 24 hrs I woke up to it like this. I have AT&T and I'm hoping my insurance covers this!
    08-11-2017 12:51 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What you're seeing is usually due to some kind of trauma, so they'll be looking closely for any evidence of it (like scuffs or dents). If they have a reasonable suspicion that there has been trauma, something like this would probably not be covered by the warranty. However, if you paid extra for insurance​, that usually covers damage (as opposed to defects).
    08-12-2017 12:33 AM
  16. Jake Hardison's Avatar
    10-05-2017 06:20 PM
  17. Brittany R's Avatar
    my phone is doing the same thing just started today.
    12-15-2017 10:05 PM
  18. 311038's Avatar
    I have a Samsung galaxy s5. This problem is also happening to me, I have dropped it a couple times and it is cracked, but nothing had happened, until now, I haven’t dropped it recently but it jut started a few hours ago I’m certain because I used it this morning. It’s a violet and black color covering more than half of my screen please help
    04-09-2018 04:23 PM
  19. J A Wooten's Avatar
    What's the update for those who were insured and didn't drop theirs? Did you get it replaced?
    05-05-2018 06:35 PM
  20. Elijah813's Avatar
    Same thing has happened to me except it is green, yesterday me and my friend were out biking and then I slipped and my bike fell into the creek. After it fell we went to go fish it out and then I slipped with my phone in my pocket and nothing had happened except for when I got home it was bugging a little but I ignored it. Fast forward 24 hours later and there is a green blob at the top left of the screen and it grew across the screen in just 1 minute and all I see is green does anyone know how to fix plzzzzz.
    05-22-2018 12:43 PM
  21. Kelsie Greene's Avatar
    How fast did yours spread mine just happened today and I can't get a new phone for 2 months...
    Anarchy Effect likes this.
    07-21-2018 07:51 PM
  22. Manoj Sonawane's Avatar
    if there is no trauma then what's the reason behind this problem and does that covers warranty when there is no trauma please tell because that also happens to me while my phone didn't fall or din't pressed on display. My phone has amoled display.
    09-14-2018 11:27 AM
  23. Earl Trieste's Avatar
    Same here guys. It's getting bigger real quick.
    10-14-2018 07:04 PM
  24. dalkfer's Avatar
    I have galaxy s6 mine has done same with purple can barely see through it now but if defo not dropped mine plus it's in a protective case as well x looking at £130 to get new screen
    I have the S6 too, the thing is that I didn't just drop it, it also got ran over by my grandpa's car, the phone itself didn't crack, just the template glass because I had a really strong case, I was very surprised nothing had happened to it. But when I got home I noticed a tiny purple smudge on the top left corner of the phone. In about one and a half hour my phone almost got completely purple/jet black with smudges all around the screen. I read that it's just a screen problem but to get it fixed it would be more than $100 and my phone definitely does not have warranty because I didn't buy it from an official samsung store. My question is, should I buy a new phone, should I try to fix the screen or should I try to get someone else to fix it?
    11-14-2018 04:32 PM
  25. Anarchy Effect's Avatar
    Mine dropeed...then two spots appeared at the top most right corner...then the became five micro dots then...a patch grew...and now a light purple patch goes all the way 3/4 of my screen...I have the J7 pro 2018 model....damn...I want to know if using it in such a situation has an effect on battery..?,
    12-14-2018 04:27 PM
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