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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dan Davies, May 23, 2020.

  1. Dan Davies

    Dan Davies Member
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    My S7 has been very good for many years, but just yesterday a black bar appeared on the bottom of the screen! It is only about 1/2cm wide and the full width of the screen. It covers anything that would normally appear in that part of the screen, though it still seems responsive to taps.

    No new apps, no setting changes, not dropped or banged. Compared to another S7 and all settings seem the same.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Sounds very much like a hardware fault in the screen itself. Repair or replacement required.
     
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  3. Dan Davies

    Dan Davies Member
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    Thanks for the quick response!
    That is the answer I was afraid of! I assumed that it was hardware, but I am not an expert in this area so I thought I should check with this forum. I was hoping that I was wrong. We tried restart, reset, checking settings - no good.
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep looks like your s7 is on its last leg.....surprised it lasted so long. is this your daily driver?
     
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  5. Dan Davies

    Dan Davies Member
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    I have figured out the replacement, but we usually get 3 - 4 years out of a phone, and this is slightly less. Not sure about the term 'daily driver', but if you mean is this my regular phone, yup - not used heavily, but regularly.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Most phones last only about 3-4years anyways. If it is not the phone, then it is usually the battery. And since the battery is non replaceable usually you will have to get an entirely new phone.
     
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