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[Q] Problem with NOOK HD+ LCD Screen distortion

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6th January 2014, 05:41 AM   |  #1  
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Got my NOOK HD+ a few weeks ago and I have been really satisfied with it. I love the big screen and how smooth Cyanogenmod runs on it.
Yesterday I noticed that if I apply SLIGHT pressure on the plastic sides of the NOOK (not the screen!) the lcd distorts. With distortion I mean that the LCD fluid gets visable and you see white marks (just like oil on water) on the screen. Those disappear when the pressure goes away.

For those of you who might say "it is a touch screen, not a press-incredibly-hard-screen": I am really not pressing hard, just e.g. when you hold the NOOK with one hand - there is automatically pressure where your hand holds it.

Now: Have any of you experience that too? I know that LCD screens do that. I know how they work. But is it normal that I get that effect when I barely put pressure on the sides of the NOOK?

PS: For those who still don't know what I am talking about, this video shows this effect pretty good (even though the guy seems to press really hard ON the screen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPtwGfzchA8

Thanks in advance. I just want to know if you guys thinks it is normal or of I should start flashing stock and claim a replacement.
6th January 2014, 10:19 PM   |  #2  
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Well I also have this "problem", I think it's normal.
6th January 2014, 10:55 PM   |  #3  
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Well I also have this "problem", I think it's normal.

Okay. Thanks for your reply. Really strange, but it makes me feel bette that the problem is out there and it's not only my device.
Today I noticed the bezel on the top right corner is coming loose, you can see between screen and bezel (around 2mm).
I called customer support and they said both problems should not be there and I will get a new NOOK in a couple of days.
6th January 2014, 11:16 PM   |  #4  
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Well, LCD distortion is there for all LCD screens(I'm pretty sure). About second problem through, yea you should get it replaced.
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Originally Posted by asakurato

Well, LCD distortion is there for all LCD screens(I'm pretty sure). About second problem through, yea you should get it replaced.

I thought so, too. If it were just for the distortion, i would have lived with it. But when I noticed the bezel coming off, this was another sign to get a new one. I just bought it like 2 weeks ago. Shouldn't happen IMO.
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