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[Q]Is this Screen Tear on my Evo (nova 003)?

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By dan0412, Senior Member on 20th August 2010, 06:34 PM
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Over the past 3 days, I have observed some colored/broken lines on my Evo (pics attached). These have grown progressively in length. I dont recall dropping the phone. Any thoughts on the cause(s)? I know I'll have to unroot (and maybe reset PRI back to 1.40) before heading to the Sprint Store for a warranty replacement. Any thoughts from anyone who's had this?

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20th August 2010, 07:16 PM |#2  
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i thought screen tear was a software thing. try stock 2.2 -rooted of course. if the problem persists then id take it into sprint.
20th August 2010, 07:22 PM |#3  
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That's the Lcd starting to go out usually. It usually happens from very hard pressure on the trouble spot or dropping of the phone.
20th August 2010, 07:23 PM |#4  
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That's the Lcd starting to go out usually. It usually happens from very hard pressure on the trouble spot or dropping of the phone.

the smaller bunch of lines looks like a finger pad print
20th August 2010, 08:28 PM |#5  
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Screen tearing is an artifact in the display, kind of like pixelation - not a physical tear in the screen material. You, my friend, have an LCD that's going bad. LCDs are controlled by a matrix of horizontal and vertical pixels, and when the connectors get damaged, that's what you see.
20th August 2010, 09:54 PM |#6  
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Looks like someone smashed it with their finger too me. Almost looks like a finger print.
20th August 2010, 09:57 PM |#7  
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Same here..looks like someone smashed it with a finger.
20th August 2010, 10:27 PM |#8  
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I have never dropped my phone. On the other hand, that 'imprint' is actually underneath the anti-glare strip and is visible ONLY when the phone is on.

I just did a nand restore of rooted stock 2.2, the 'damaged' pixels still visible. I guess I'll try getting a replacement for a phone that's a month old.

By the way do they offer Evos with the 2.2 Froyo updates now?
20th August 2010, 10:32 PM |#9  
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This is totally unrelated but what Rom are you using in the photos dan?

Sent from my HTC EVO
20th August 2010, 10:49 PM |#10  
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This is totally unrelated but what Rom are you using in the photos dan?

Sent from my HTC EVO

It is Cyanogen RC2.

Sent from my PC36100 using XDA App
21st August 2010, 06:09 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by dan0412

Thanks for the feedback guys. I have never dropped my phone. On the other hand, that 'imprint' is actually underneath the anti-glare strip and is visible ONLY when the phone is on.

I just did a nand restore of rooted stock 2.2, the 'damaged' pixels still visible. I guess I'll try getting a replacement for a phone that's a month old.

By the way do they offer Evos with the 2.2 Froyo updates now?

Yes, new Evos are shipping with 2.2, but there are still 2.1 versions lurking about on some shelves.

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