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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ferris23, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member
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    My Droid X has one small white speck of dust under the screen about half way up, maybe less than an inch over towards the middle (right hand side).

    I can see it if I look close, I can easily see it if I have the screen off in the sun light and look for it. Partially because I know it's there.

    When the screen is on, and I look very close against a white color, it just darkens that small area a bit. Sort of looks like a funky pixel, but again, very faint. Because I know it's there I can locate it easily, but you would have to really look for it. Once you know where it is, you can see it against the color white.

    With that being said I'm a little annoyed by it, not killing me, but I know it's there.

    Anyway, I found a Wal-Mart that had 3 X's in stock and they are shipping one to my local Wal-Mart for me to swap it out.

    My question is, do you think I am making a mistake?

    What would you do?

    Everything else on the phone, so far, is flawless. No dead pixels, no funky buttons, nice tight build. Except for my pet piece of dust.

    Obviously it will be a pain in the ass to reconfigure my phone, but whatever, I'm just wondering if I'm setting myself up for possibly going from bad to worse.

    I'm sure Wal-Mart will let me examine the phone before I swap, maybe that will make my decision easier.

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  2. tbert

    tbert Member

    Whatever makes you happy man. Do you really want to be bothered every time you pull out the phone for the next 2 years? On the flip side, it's probably not that big of a deal but I haven't seen any pictures. It seems like it bothers you enough that a replacement is probably the best option. /2 cents
  3. mjblaurock

    mjblaurock Newbie

    I don't think your being unreasonable at all. I would do the exact same thing in your situation. Not sure if this was just a faulty build or you are around dusty conditions and keep your phone in your pocket. I work in construction and I used to get dust under my storm 2 screen. I swapped one of those out for the same reason. It drove me crazy seeing it. With this phone I have been trying my hardest to keep it out of the pocket as im sure this is the main cause for dust build up.
  4. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Well-Known Member

    My moto droid had a spec of dust under the screen. It bothered me and simply got it replaced for another....they didn't want to replace it because it didn't affect the phones use...in the end they replaced it....just complained.
  5. jbhumph

    jbhumph Android Enthusiast

    You paid money for a product that does not included defects. If you are unsatisfied, you should get it replaced

    My 2 cents :)
  6. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, so I'm not as picky as I thought maybe? ;)

    I'll try and get some pics of it, brb..
  7. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member
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    Above the D in delete.
  8. ixobelle

    ixobelle Newbie

    girls hate guys who obsess over little insignificant crap like this.

    just sayin.
  9. Nightwind Hawk

    Nightwind Hawk Well-Known Member

    I don't think you're being unreasonable, but if you put it in your pockets this will probably happen again. Motorola isn't very good at preventing dust from getting under the screen.... this was a huge problem back in the day when I had a RAZR (remember when that was the coolest phone?????)
  10. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member
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    My girlfriend does modeling work. Just sayin'


    But yeah, I get your point.
  11. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member
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    It was also a problem with iPhone 3GS. I went through a couple until I got a screen with no dust. My iPhone 4 has nothing first shot.

    It's probably inevitable that dust will find it's way in, just probably never seen if it's so small. None of these phones are made with a vacuum seal and dust sometimes is just unavoidable. Still annoying though.
  12. hahaha what

    hahaha what Android Enthusiast

    i actually have a nearly similar problem to this but i didn't think they would actually exchange it. i think i'll give it a try at the vzw store.

    tell us more about how girls work we are interested
  13. 10splaya22

    10splaya22 Android Enthusiast

    Pics or ban...
    mxsjw likes this.
  14. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Android Enthusiast

    Wow that's very faint, I don't think it would bother me.
  15. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    Things like that bother me too. If that were mine and I kept it I just know that every time I pull my phone out I'd be irritated.
  16. tbert

    tbert Member


    Just saying :rolleyes:.
  17. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    Yes do tell how us girls work...
  18. tats_06

    tats_06 Android Enthusiast

    Oh I am totally picky about dust...screen is the #1 selling point of this phone...and if has dust, dead pixels and so on, then it defeats the purpose. :)
  19. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Yes, because girls never obsess over insignificant crap.

    To the OP, whether or not anyone else would do it is irrelevant. You paid a bunch of money. You got a product with a flaw and the particular flaw is bothersome to you. Get it swapped and be happy. If your next phone comes with a problem, get it swapped again.

    Motorola is selling a product with certain promises and expectations. They aren't selling a "best effort."
  20. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member
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    Thanks, I happen to think you're right. I'm going to do the swap but just give it a good examination before I go through with it.

    Wow, so original. I only said it because the previous poster somehow insinuated that a picky guy would be hated by girls, which of course is ridiculous.
  21. Foolish Mortal

    Foolish Mortal Well-Known Member

    Does everything else on your phone work fine? Do you want to take a crap-shoot and find that your replacement has some of the other issues mentioned on this forum?
  22. Foolish Mortal

    Foolish Mortal Well-Known Member

  23. Foolish Mortal

    Foolish Mortal Well-Known Member

    Why did you blur out the hot chicks' faces?
  24. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member
    Thread Starter

    Because I don't know them, probably shouldn't even use a pic with other people in it. This really isn't about my girlfriend though. It's about my damn dusty phone. ;)

    Do I want to take a chance getting a worse phone? No

    Should I assume that most people don't have dust under their screen then?

    I mean if that's the case then maybe I stand a good chance to get one without dust.
  25. 10splaya22

    10splaya22 Android Enthusiast

    Yes I don't think many people have dust under their screen. I haven't heard of anyone else say something about it. But if you mention anything about your girlfriend you know everyone is going to want pics...

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