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[Q] Xperia S' screen problems

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dibdin

Senior Member
Mar 6, 2012
428
48
Kent
Ok got my 3rd Xperia yesterday,
AND FINALLY!! ITS PERFECT! :D

12W13
ACAB
Touch firmware 7

Pushed it to like 45C twice, but no sign of any yellow tint.

That's GREAT!! Keep a close eye on the screen though over the next couple of weeks, as some users have found their new Xperia S to be fine at first, then after a couple of weeks or so the tint starts to appear. By the way did you receive your new phone from Sony themselves?
 

moonset

Senior Member
May 13, 2010
126
7
London
Ok got my 3rd Xperia yesterday,
AND FINALLY!! ITS PERFECT! :D

12W13
ACAB
Touch firmware 7

Pushed it to like 45C twice, but no sign of any yellow tint.

Good news, seems like AB / AC phones are fine!

Some people with touch firmware "6" have yellow tints (only a few people), and generally what I've read so far is that touch firmware "6" screens are more yellow than "7" screens (with no yellow tints).
 

tel033

Senior Member
Apr 4, 2012
517
22
Hi I'm am about to buy this phone and Im worried about this issue cos offcourse i don't want to have it.. so i want to know how many chances are they that the one i bought is a faulty one? here it seems that almost everybody has it but thats understandable beacause all the people fre off issue wont report here.. i think sony has fixed their manufacturing process cause AB AC seems to be fine... i really like this phone please help me

THANKS
 

xavez

Member
Jun 30, 2010
22
8
I've got a 12w11 AAAB and got the yellow tint on the bottom of the screen, I've had the XS for close to a month now and noticed the yellow tint last weekend.

Going to exchange mine today.

I've got Touch Firmware 7 btw.
 

Razje

Senior Member
Sep 7, 2010
136
15
That's GREAT!! Keep a close eye on the screen though over the next couple of weeks, as some users have found their new Xperia S to be fine at first, then after a couple of weeks or so the tint starts to appear. By the way did you receive your new phone from Sony themselves?

I got my replacement from T-Mobile Netherlands.

Sony told them it's a known manufacturing fault.
And T-Mobile Netherlands has a policy that you can get your phone replaced within 2 months when you have manufacturing errors/fault
 

LahiruRD

Senior Member
Sep 3, 2010
113
7
I've just returned my XS to the shop I bought it to send to repair.
I had the yellow tint in the sides & on the bottom.

He said that it will take up to 10-12 days.

Will you guys inform

---------- Post added at 08:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:19 PM ----------

Here's pictures for the new device, as you can notice the problem is on right, left, bottom and some parts of top of the screen .. appeared after playing asphalt 6 for about 30 minutes ..
( I increased the yellow saturation in second picture )
IMG_1629.jpg


IMG_1632.jpg

On my 1st XS, it was only on the bottom & on the 2nd, it was just like yours....
 

deanfield

Member
Feb 20, 2012
22
2
NEWCASTLE-under-lyme
Hi, guys. Just post my experience.

My xperia s is 12w09, with AAAB and version 7 screen.

I brought from O2 contract and used for about 40 days. Finally it got the yellow tint at the bottom and left side of the screen.

Today I went to O2 store and the staff there told me that my phone is more than 28 days, replacement is not possible. But they said I can choose to send the phone to O2 repire centre or to contact Sony myself.

Anyway, I leave the phone at O2 store for them to send to repire.

Just wait for one week to see the result!
 

diceroller

Senior Member
Mar 16, 2012
55
7
Leeds, UK
I wanted to send it to sony but first I've try O2 again. It will be my third xperia. Its been more than a month but lady said that they will send me brand new handset on monday but next time I have to remember that I got 28 days to raport problem and ask for replacement.

Third time lucky
 

Nimche

Senior Member
Dec 5, 2008
2,687
304
San Diego, CA
I wanted to send it to sony but first I've try O2 again. It will be my third xperia. Its been more than a month but lady said that they will send me brand new handset on monday but next time I have to remember that I got 28 days to raport problem and ask for replacement.

Third time lucky

You could bring yellowness by having the phone in charge with display 100% and play some heavy crazy games.

If its not complete, but I assure you that you will see signs of it by placing a white background....and install one of those temperature apps to see what degree have you reached. This become fun testing phone for Sony after a while. For FREE!
 

Nimche

Senior Member
Dec 5, 2008
2,687
304
San Diego, CA
OMG! I have a dead pixel!!! Quick take it back!

But really... I have a dead pixel that i only see when the screen is black!

Sony production of Xperia S handset is good for ****. I recommend everyone who can return to return older initial models as they will develop crazy stuff and wait and see what will come new...
Maybe don't listen to me :D

Always wished for one perfect device with good support but all we get is 8 models per year with no support and they all have issue. Thanks Sony.
 

dixter

Member
Jun 1, 2011
45
4
OMG! I have a dead pixel!!! Quick take it back!

But really... I have a dead pixel that i only see when the screen is black!

I've got a green pixel. I have read that stuck pixels can be cured, but not dead pixels. Not sure if mine is dead or stuck, but either way it's pretty hard to see because there are so many pixels. The Xperia S warranty says they count I think it's up to 3 dead pixels as a normal manufacturing default and won't replace it.
 

MikeBuck

Senior Member
Apr 28, 2012
78
5
So had the phone 1 week and have got the issue general yellow across the bottom and the 5mm spot on top right of screen, If it helps the details are:

12w10
aaac
touch firmware 7

I'm gunna give it back to the supplier on monday, only issue I have is if I ask for the replacement will I just get the same issue, will getting it repaired mean a screen without the manufacturing "issue" gets fitted.

Other than the screen I love this phone, its amazing! shame the screen is the one thing you use all the time! grrrr
 
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    Hey everyone,

    I'm writing this info to help as asked by "alsaqr", very nice guy. :)

    I bought the Rogers's version. I do not have the yellow tint problem. Here's the following information on the device.

    The number is 6 for Touch Firmware
    The letters above the 12W14 are ABAE

    I hope this helps. :)
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    Good Job SONY!

    Batch ACAC 12W22, Anyone else got this ? Hows your screen ?

    All AC doesn't have yellow tint/screen issue. I can confirm it because I have ACAG, my phone is 3 weeks old and I'm playing HD games like MC3, N.O.V.A. 3, Sahdowgun etc.. to the point that my phone reaches (I think the hottest temperature) but no yellow tint/spots/screen issues. :good: thumbs up for SONY!
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    Thanks , I have touch firmware number 6 , so i dont have to worry as you say. thanks again.

    No problem glad to help you! You can hit thanks :)

    nokia 3310 > sony ericsson t250i > nokia 5530 > htc wildfire > sony ericsson xperia play > sony xperia s
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    And what about ACAE 12W23 , in black ?

    Dial *#*#7378423#*#* go to service info > software info, if your touch firmware is 6 you don't have to worry. All AC versions including yours doesn't or will not have yellow spots ir tints.

    nokia 3310 > sony ericsson t250i > nokia 5530 > htc wildfire > sony ericsson xperia play > sony xperia s
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    Just wanted to let people in the US know that Global Mobiles have phones in stock through Amazon.com

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HHOEKG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

    Those should be the new batch.