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General Light Bleed inquiry?


  1. kane1513

    kane1513 Well-Known Member

    OK i have a Xoom wifi and my nexus 10 should be on the way soon. I went to XDA and say the HUGE thread about light bleed on the displays. I cant tell if the people in that thread are all SUPER anal or not. I have a LCD for my PC and there is light on both side edges so maybe im just used to it and ive never noticed it on my xoom. Is there reason to be anxious about this or are they (as i said) just that anal?

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  2. Caveman419

    Caveman419 Well-Known Member

    My device is fine. I'm sure that there are batches of devices that might be worse than others, but I would not worry. If it is a defective unit, Google will ship a replacement.
  3. atg284

    atg284 Well-Known Member

    I have a light bleed issue in the bottom right corner in landscape :( Trying to figure out what to do about it still...
  4. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    I have some light bleed in the bottom right, bottom left and top center (all in landscape). Its not bad enough to bother me that much but I called today for an RMA. I have the problem with the rear cover flexing and making a popping noise. I've been trying to decide whether I can live with it or exchange it. I finally decided to exchange it. I just hope I don't get a new one with a bigger problem.

    I still love this tablet! :D
  5. techrider62

    techrider62 Well-Known Member

    I have in the lower right corner and could care less.
  6. atg284

    atg284 Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same boat in regards to the screen :( I also hope it isn't worse and comes quickly. Will report back when I know more.
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  7. kane1513

    kane1513 Well-Known Member

    I see the N10 has a year parts and labor if im seeing it right... still getting nervous about my order but theres no tablet equivalent right now.
  8. atg284

    atg284 Well-Known Member

    That's why I'm not too worried about it...hopefully will hear back soon.

    To be fair, this thing IS amazing.
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  9. krouget

    krouget Well-Known Member

    I'm sure some people are indeed experiencing the issue, and I wouldn't ever want to downplay anyone who is, but I haven't seen this with mine. I ordered on 11/22, when they went back on sale, if that matters.
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  10. drbugsmn

    drbugsmn Well-Known Member

    I usually use my AMEX card for things like this, as they will double the manufacturer's warranty, up to a total of two years. Haven't had to use it, got the idea from a forum post about a fellow OGD owner who had a bad digitizer, he got it fixed after a year and a half for free due to the extended warranty.
  11. kane1513

    kane1513 Well-Known Member

    Just got mine... the screen is BEAUTIFUL.... play with it more when i get home.
  12. retrorom

    retrorom Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for the nexus 10 to be available in my nearest techshop, since I cannot order via playstore in my tiny country. I'll buy one in a week or so, when they will be available. If the bleed will be too much I will get a replacement immediately, but I hope I won't have to. Wait and see...
  13. atg284

    atg284 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I wish I would have waited...still waiting on my replacement from Google :(
  14. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Yeah me too. I still can't get any real tracking info from UPS. I called Google about 30 minutes ago. That's like talking to a wall. She couldn't even tell me if it had been shipped or not even though I got an email Friday at 4am from Google saying it had. I think it will be delivered tomorrow, 7 days after ordering the replacement. :rolleyes:

    Oh well. Hopefully everything will be fine and I won't have to deal with them again.
  15. Anoles

    Anoles New Member

    It's saddening to see that, now seven months later, the backlight bleeding is still an issue. I just returned my 4th N10, and have been quite active on several Android forums about the issue. I'm watching batch numbers closely, and I hope I can luck out in the near future. But my hopes are somewhat dashed. You can only go through so many units before it seems like they're all equally bad.
  16. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    That light bleed is from the screen not seated fully, and probably slightly bent at the point of the visible back light. It's fixable, and in a quite simple way:

    Turn the device off and lay it face down on a clean, smooth surface with a thin sheet of cloth (hanky, portion of linen, etc). Gently apply some weight to the back of the device, perhaps three or four pounds, several books, etc.

    Usually over night, sometimes sooner and sometimes longer such as 24 hours, the screen will flatten out and stay that way. It isn't about adhesive, etc; it's just about a bit of warping (very little when you think about it; just enough to allow a tiny but noticeable amount of bright light to be detected by your eyes).
  17. Anoles

    Anoles New Member

    I tried this with one of my devices. It actually made it worse. With that said, the fix itself has merit. The screen needs to be flattened more. But any kind of change to the shape of the screen, relative to however it's specifically warped, could also cause more bleed. It did, at least for me.
  18. tanware

    tanware Well-Known Member

    To be honest I had a lot of bleed at first. Way more than any laptop but I was not bothered as it was consistent in the entire screen. I did just check again after quite a while and it is much better now. This could be as it is wrapped in a case so there is constant pressure being applied to it.................

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