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By iknighty, Senior Member on 24th February 2014, 04:12 PM
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27th February 2014, 09:12 PM |#11  
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Problem solved guys.

Tenhi seems to have been right. Moisture.

My brother assumed it was that so he put his phone in a bag of rice for a few hours and it got slightly better. But since he bought the phone from ebay and it has no warranty, he followed this guide to open the screen and wipe all the plastic (or whatever) layers behind the screen (the reflector, diffuser, and lenses or whatever, see the video). Then he left only the screen part in the rice bag for hours and now the phone is as good as new (almost).

It still has kind of a violet tint in the middle of the screen, if you look at the phone from the side but from the front it isn't evident at all. The screen also had green edges that disappeared.

For anyone wanting to attempt this procedure I would suggest only doing it if you have no warranty and if you have some experience in opening up a phone and/or feel confident about it. Also simply putting the screen part of the phone in rice would probably suffice, there probably is no need to take out and wipe all the 'plastic' layers behind the screen, I am thinking.

Anyway, you can see the photos of the phone attached.
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28th February 2014, 11:00 AM |#12  
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It's great to see it "fixed". I managed to ruin my old phone in a similar way. It was in my pocket during one wet hiking day. I had my waterproof jacket, but moisture going out from my body ruined the phone totally.

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4th March 2014, 08:48 AM |#13  
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It's great to see it "fixed". I managed to ruin my old phone in a similar way. It was in my pocket during one wet hiking day. I had my waterproof jacket, but moisture going out from my body ruined the phone totally.

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That's too bad. /: It didn't even turn on?

Also, now that a few days have gone past the phone is back to normal! There is no longer any violet shade or any washed out colours!
4th March 2014, 10:46 AM |#14  
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Wow...guess I better watch how much I'm sweating while I carry my phone in my pocket lol
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I have the same problem!
I got the same problem when I put my Nexus 5 on charging the whole night and When I woke up I found my screen with washed out effect and corners of the screen were alright just the middle portion of the screen was having purple tint appeared when screen is black out but on!
After having this problem I charge my phone via USB and put my screen on highest brightness, I found the effect is lowering after two days.

Do you find any solution for that?
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