Touch Screen Grid?


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  1. kellte2

    kellte2 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has anyone noticed a series of vertical dull lines (slightly yellow) when looking at the screen on an all white background with the backlight high?

    Is this normal for a capacitive touch screen ? I've tried searching multiple forums and had no luck finding an answer.

    Edit - This is my first touchscreen device, so I'm really not sure about what is going on in there!
     

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    kellte2 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Bump, now with pictures. I used a solid background to see the vertical lines more clearly. Another EVO annoyance.
     

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  3. horadin

    horadin Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure that is just the nature of capacitive screens. I can see the same pattern on my phone when the screen is off in the right light. Nothing to worry about. Similar experience with my Pre.
     
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    kellte2 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. I figured that was the issue, but I had posted before w/o pictures so I don't think people knew what on earth I was talking about.
     
  5. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    Pictures helped. Thank you.

    Have not noticed but haven't really been looking.
     
  6. kellte2

    kellte2 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Mild case of OCD helps you notice everything, unfortunately.
     
  7. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I understand.
     
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    Thanks though, I'm sure after reading this post.. everyone will start to notice lines on their Evo :)
     
  9. dodgeram02

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    YEP mine has it too..when the screen is all white I got the dull lines bleeding thru from top to bottom..an it drives me nuts.Im waiten for BESTBUY to get some more phones in so i can exchange the phone for a different one..i looked at there display EVO an the screen was awesome more vivid an crisp then mine...grrrrrrr
     
  10. dodgeram02

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    LOL my PRE screen didnt have them..its a Defective screen.I went thru 3 iphone 3gs til i got a good one..i will do the same on my EVO..it is definlty an annoyance..
     
  11. phearx

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    The Pre did have those lines, you just may not have noticed it. If you still have the Pre go look at it in the light when it's off and you'll see it.
     
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    Same on mine. Hardly noticeable, but if it's truly possible to get one that doesn't have that, I will exchange :D
     
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    Yeah the Pre definitely has them. I don't think you'll ever get one that "doesn't have them". The only touch screen phone I've ever owned that I didn't notice it on was an iPhone. I'm not saying they aren't there, but I never saw them.
     
  14. Mekstar

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    Just wanted to add I definitely do NOT have this going on with mine. I even tested by leaving my EVO on for over 10 min on a pure white screen. No lines, dead pixels, or distorted colors. Maybe another production flaw like the infamous front glass glue issue??

    IMO looks very similar to what happens to an LCD that has been water logged before (and not shorted out). Had a friend with an iPhone who would go running with it tucked into her sports bra (lucky iPhone :D). After a few months of condensation from sweat she had something very similar. Almost looked like a stain under the LCD, with noticeable light/color differences.

    I circled and attached one of your pics below to show you.. I would definately go back for an exchange. Can't be normal. Down the road it could lead to bigger issues possibly?


    or maybe I'M seeing things muhahhaha.. :p
     

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  15. horadin

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    To the people who are saying something is wrong with the phone, or "i never saw this on my other phone", and "you need to take it back." Just stop. There is nothing wrong with his phone. It is normal. Every phone has it, you just have to have the phone in just the right conditions to see it. My pre had a very noticeable diagonal grid. I could see lines on my buddies iPhone as well. It is part of the architecture of the capacitive screen.

    If you can see it, don't worry about it, you are looking at your screen way too hard.

    If you can't see it, don't worry, it is there I assure you but don't kill yourself trying to see it.
     

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