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1st May 2014, 02:08 PM   |  #1  
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Hey Guys, I'm a New Nexus 5 user here..
Recently, there's this irritating bright spot on my screen.. at the top of the notification bar..






What's the cause of the problem and if there's any advice?

I can't RMA cause it bought it from another person
1st May 2014, 03:42 PM   |  #2  
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Hey Guys, I'm a New Nexus 5 user here..
Recently, there's this irritating bright spot on my screen.. at the top of the notification bar..






What's the cause of the problem and if there's any advice?

I can't RMA cause it bought it from another person

Are you talking about the variation in the backlight? That's not uncommon, it's just the degree that can become an issue. If it really bothers you you could try calling Google, they may still honor the warranty if it was purchased from them originally.
1st May 2014, 05:09 PM   |  #3  
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Are you talking about the variation in the backlight? That's not uncommon, it's just the degree that can become an issue. If it really bothers you you could try calling Google, they may still honor the warranty if it was purchased from them originally.

hi, not a variation in the back light but a stuck white pixel at the notification bar, i think it's called a hot pixel..
1st May 2014, 05:12 PM   |  #4  
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hi, not a variation in the back light but a stuck white pixel at the notification bar, i think it's called a hot pixel..

There are methods of trying to unstick stuck pixels. Mostly using apps and background colours...
1st May 2014, 09:49 PM   |  #5  
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There are methods of trying to unstick stuck pixels. Mostly using apps and background colours...

They're also not likely to fix anything, pixels being a hardware issue. Though some have claimed it's worked for them I would argue the validity of those claims.

If software could fix pixels, I think there would be recorded evidence of such by now.
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They're also not likely to fix anything, pixels being a hardware issue. Though some have claimed it's worked for them I would argue the validity of those claims.

If software could fix pixels, I think there would be recorded evidence of such by now.

You can absolutely fix stuck pixels by cycling colors on an LCD display. Dead pixels cannot be fixed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defecti...us_dead_pixels

I've personally fixed a stuck pixel via jScreenFix.
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You can absolutely fix stuck pixels by cycling colors on an LCD display. Dead pixels cannot be fixed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defecti...us_dead_pixels

I've personally fixed a stuck pixel via jScreenFix.

I guess it might be possible in rare cases where maybe it would have fixed itself over time anyways. Never worked with stuck pixels in my experience, however.

I just find it suspicious that there are 100's of websites talking about how to attempt it, but no recorded evidence of it actually working. It seems almost like an LCD industry conspiracy, but I guess I'm just a skeptic at heart.
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I guess it might be possible in rare cases where it may have fixed itself over time anyways. Never worked with stuck pixels in my experience, however.

I just find it suspicious that there are 100's of websites talking about how to attempt it, but no recorded evidence of it actually working. It seems almost like an LCD industry conspiracy, but I guess I'm just a skeptic at heart.

The LCD industry conspiracy would be the fact that there's been no real study on it. They want you to buy a new screen/phone rather than have an option to fix your display with no cost to the user.
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The LCD industry conspiracy would be the fact that there's been no real study on it. They want you to buy a new screen/phone rather than have an option to fix your display with no cost to the user.

Guess I never saw it that way. Phones can be returned for stuck pixels, though generally any LCD monitor will need 5-7 broken pixels to qualify for RMA. This makes buyers such as myself wary of spending hundreds of dollars on a potential defective screen that most likely will never be fixed.

However, If there was a misconception that the issue could be solved via software, buyer confidence would be higher and potentially lead to more sales.
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Guess I never saw it that way. Phones can be returned for stuck pixels, though generally any LCD monitor will need 5-7 broken pixels to qualify for RMA. This makes buyers such as myself wary of spending hundreds of dollars on a potential defective screen that most likely will never be fixed.

However, If there was a misconception that the issue could be solved via software, buyer confidence would be higher and potentially lead to more sales.

So you think people are just not buying smartphones/laptops/TVs/tablets because they're worried about stuck pixels?

Uhh...

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