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  1. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,

    I just picked up a Droid today, and I just seen, above the

    4 touch buttons when they are lit up, if you tilt the phone down

    you can see light leaking up to the edge of the screen. Does anyone

    else have this problem or should I return my device?



    Thanks
     

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  2. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

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    um? any pictures or more detail? is it really an issue when you look at the phone how you normally do or just when you "tilt the phone down"
     
  3. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why people see this as all that big of a deal. Yes its got a but of light leaking out. Move along... nothing to see here...
     
  4. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I will get some pictures.
     
  5. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey, no need to be rude.

    It was just a question.....
     
  6. dmgabe

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    My droid has the same light leak, but it doesn't effect the screen or usability at all. The two demo units i have seen were the same.
     
  7. Fabolous

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    Are you talking about the 2 bright spots along the bottom edge?

    I can only see them when I am looking at the screen from a greater than 60 degree angle, with 90 degrees being looking straight down at the top (power button, headphone jack)

    This doesn't bother me, and I don't consider it a hardware defect.
     
  8. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, that is what I am talking about.

    But I feel you can see them with a less then 60 degree angle.

    (I will get a picture though)
     
  9. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Pictures below.

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  10. DR0ID

    DR0ID Well-Known Member

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    yeah that does seem worse than any other ive seen...if you want to be that anal about it then youd have to try and get a new one...dont really see it as a fixable option ...just dont be suprised when the vz rep looks at you like youre crazy :)

    also...it doesnt look like your screen is flush with the top of the buttons...my screen goes perfect with the buttons...no gap at all
     
  11. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Damn that sucks, and I just got it today....
     
  12. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone else want to chime in?
     
  13. hdsixhundred

    hdsixhundred Well-Known Member

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    Mine does the same thing.... Dont know if its an issue though...ide like to know aswell.
     
  14. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think I am going to take mine in today, and see if they can crack open

    a new one and let me check it out. I will report back with what I find out.
     
  15. Hellspawn

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    Mine has the same light leakage, I honestly never noticed it until I saw this thread, since im never going to be using the phone at the sort of angle it requires to see the light, I think im good :D

    And FYI, there is also a black mm space/gap between the screen and the home buttons on my phone, just like the pictures.
     
  16. murky024

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    I am not sure you could call it light-leak as I am sure it is the source for the back-lighting. Light-leak would be if it came out the side of the screen...
     
  17. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is what another member on another site said FYI.


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    Pictures 2 & 4 are similar to what my first one did. My second one didn't show any light leakage at all at those angles. If you are looking directly down, like in pictures 1 & 3, I think you are always going to see something. It doesn't affect the functionality of the phone, but if it drives you nuts, then maybe you should trade it in.
     
  18. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    That's not really light leakage, you are just seeing light from the 4 touch buttons. Light leakage is when you actually can see light coming out of the sides or top/bottom of the screen. What we are doing is looking at the inside of the screen and seeing the light source for those touch sensitive buttons.
     
  19. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So do you think what that mod is saying is a joke? (Just asking)
     
  20. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    First of all being a mod has nothing to do with what he is saying. Secondly it doesn't change the fact that what we see on the DROID isn't true light leakage. I had a iPhone 3G and that had it, and you could see light coming out of the side of the screen onto the casing. What is happening with the DROID is we are seeing the back light for the 4 touch sensitive buttons by looking inside of the body. If you have a truly defective DROID with a gap between the screen then you should return it, but mine is perfect and I can still see it when looking at certain angles.
     
  21. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for your insight.
     
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    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    Welcome.
     
  23. Newton1221

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    yeah, mine looks just like that, if you arent looking pretty much straight on then you can see it but i'll be honest i really never notice it when using it, i feel like when you use your phone its either straight on or angled the other way, my advice would be to use it for a few days (without focusing on the light) and you'll probably realize that its not a big deal, so far every droid i've seen has had the leak so if you return it your prolly gonna get one with the light leak anyways
     
  24. Alex2190

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    my phone has the same leakage, im not bothered by it.
     
  25. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, I guess everyone else has this going on I will just keep it.
     

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