Screen Burn InGeneral


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  1. jgscott987

    jgscott987 Well-Known Member

    Just to add a data point, I've had my Incredible for about 3 months, and keep the brightness set at 50%. I ran Dead Pixel Detect and saw absolutely no evidence of any burn-in or burn-out.

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  2. mihneagabriel

    mihneagabriel Well-Known Member

    I have had my phone since launch and have none of these problems.

    I tend to change my layout around a lot though and I never keep my screen above the medium brighness, sometimes even on low.

    I dont see what you can be doing on your main screen to let the am/pm or any other icons on your main screen stay lit on the screen for so long. The internet hides the bar and so do most other apps.
  3. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Well-Known Member

    me too. *hug woods*
  4. Woah, this thread is still alive.

    I will say that I haven't seen any more burn-in/out since the original post. My guess it that running at 100% was a bad idea. :cool:
  5. SynisterWolf

    SynisterWolf Well-Known Member

    GHOST IMG. OR thats what the tech called them at best buy when i took mine back. they sell a dvd that can get rid of it. i wounder if someone will make an app for us
  6. sail4fun201

    sail4fun201 Well-Known Member

    24 hour time ftw. no M for me
  7. Contempt

    Contempt Well-Known Member

    A scrolling feature on the notification bar would be cool.
  8. mihneagabriel

    mihneagabriel Well-Known Member

    from pardonmyfreedom
  9. For those that are concerned about the status bar, there are many custom ROMs (requiring root) that have various options of hiding status bar icons. I suggest Virtuous ROM (Virtuous ROM).

    I myself hide the location, battery and time.
  10. billybob275

    billybob275 Well-Known Member

    I have a very very faint line visible from my notification bar when using the blue screen on 100% brightness. Looks like I will be hiding that from now on.
  11. ACD168

    ACD168 Well-Known Member

    I NEVER run brightness above 45% and I can see a slight notification bar on blue, and I JUST got this refub within the week.... kinda pissed.
  12. zemerick

    zemerick Well-Known Member

    For any curious about the couple of pixels at the top: Tilt your phone. It's part of the app, some sort of border shading.

    I can't comment on the actual burn-in as I have none. This is to be expected though as I do not ever leave my screen on.
  13. drdoom

    drdoom Well-Known Member

    I've had my Incredible since launch; today I noticed that the notification bar has been burned into my screen. It isn't super noticeable but you can read the time, see an alarm, and other things. AMOLEDs and plasma screens are more prone to burn in when compared to LCD, so I doubt any of the S-LCD users have experienced this yet. I was just wondering if anyone else is noticing this?
  14. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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  15. drdoom

    drdoom Well-Known Member

    Wow. I wouldn't have thought they would burn out that quickly. I think changing the wallpaper every few days has allowed me to delay the burn in for a longer period of time.
  16. incredible x4

    incredible x4 Well-Known Member

    I apologize for bumping this ancient thread, but I figured this was a pretty good time to do so. Many of us Incredible owners are probably getting close to or have passed 1 year of ownership. There are also many of us who probably have another year with our Incredibles and the information in this thread is very helpful. Also, the other thread started by drdoom got me looking into this issue, only to discover that my phone also suffers from it. With that being said, how is everybody's screens holding up after a year?

    I am about a month and a half away from 1 year of ownership and I am having the typical burn out at the top of the screen around the notification bar. Using the screen test app suggested earlier in this thread, I can see it on every color except black. There is a faint line running almost all the way across the screen and almost the entire clock is burned in. My Incredible is an AMOLED phone.

    So now I guess I start researching ways to hide the notification bar, and start praying my phone has another year left in it.
  17. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    Thanks for digging this up, I never saw it.
    Since we are all on the internet it's helpful to actually provide the link, since I was looking for blue underlined text.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=vidyaworks.oxeye

    I've had mine since the release date, no burn in images or dead pixels.
  18. drdoom

    drdoom Well-Known Member

    I knew about burn in with AMOLED when I got my phone and I have tried everything to prevent it from starting to burn in. Despite my best efforts, I started noticing burn in about a month ago and it has progressed significantly since then. I wonder if this would be counted under warranty for an insurance claim.

    I find that hard to believe if you have the AMOLED screen. Check it at an angle on a light gray screen.
  19. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    I gots nada.
    I tried it on the gray screen at full brightness.

    My display timeout is 1 minute. Although the home screens are the most frequently displayed screen, I'm only there for a few moments before I find an app to go to. As far as time duration, I do a lot of e-reading so I would have suspected that if anything would give me a burn in, it would be from the text. But I use night modes with black background and white text. Even then I use 4 different e-reading apps so the placement and size of the text should all be slightly different from each other.
  20. drdoom

    drdoom Well-Known Member

    After doing some research, almost no warranty services include screen burn in as a valid claim; not even manufacturers.
  21. pirate943

    pirate943 Well-Known Member

    had mine since day one. always run at 100% brightness. just ran the DP test and i can see a little burn in if i look for it. but honestly, i dont really care. its not predominate and can only been seem when looked for. lol
  22. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Well-Known Member

    Had mine since day one also. Just went through the DP test thingy, can't see a thing.
  23. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    First gen blue oleds have drastically shorter lifetime than red and green (maybe close to half?). Lifetime is measured in hours and relates to how long it takes the peak intensity to drop by 50%. What you're seeing is that the peak brightness has dropped on the blues where they've seen many hours versus the surrounding ones. The clock is always on and being white numbers, it's running all three colors at peak intensity. There's an app out there that'll let you cycle all blue, all red, and all green on your screen. I can faintly see my clock on my Incredible when I'm on the all blue screen. As oleds are improved, and lifetimes are drastically increased, this will become a non-issue. Blues have already seen improvements from AMOLED to Super AMOLED and now Super AMOLED Plus.
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  25. zapjb

    zapjb Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the App. Gave me additional peace of mind.

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