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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wudz, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. wudz

    wudz Lurker
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    My screen has two black holes with a yellow tint around them just the size and look of cigarette burn holes. What's up with that?

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  2. Swizz

    Swizz Android Enthusiast

    1. Can you post a picture of it.
    2. Is the "burn" only visible with the screen on, or can it be seen when the screen is off.
  3. wudz

    wudz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    They're only there when phone is on. and, trust me, they are the exact size and look just like cigarette holes . . .
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Do the spots ever change locations? Do you see them on just your homesceen, our while using apps too?
  5. wudz

    wudz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    stationary, and all the time the screen is turned on, thanks.
  6. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    How long has it been happening for?
  7. louconn

    louconn Newbie

    do you or anyone close to you smoke cigarettes? cause without more info, it leads me to believe they are in fact cigarette "holes".
  8. Paul Allen

    Paul Allen Lurker

    my gf put a hole in my bijan winter coat with her cigarette. i took it from her, and put it out on her cheek. we broke up the next day. i would just break up with whoever put these holes in your phone, and put a cigarette out on their face.
  9. wudz

    wudz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Sorry. they LOOK like cigarette holes. there are no holes in the screen. sheesh.
  10. wudz

    wudz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    a couple of weeks
  11. fonefreak

    fonefreak Well-Known Member

    I've heard about screen burn-in, but that sounds ridiculous. I'd definitely contact VZW and have them send a replacement.
  12. Doit2it

    Doit2it Android Expert

    Try to get a photo of them.
    If not possible, are they symmetrical (perfectly round)?
    Are they spaced in any pattern on the screen (side by side, upper left and lower right corner, etc)?
    Are they evenly spaced in relation to the sides of the screen (same distance from each side or top/bottom)?

    Can you see them when in apps too?
    Do they move when you swipe from screen to screen?
    If they are not visible in apps, and they do move when you swipe between screens: Change your wallpaper. Perhaps someone edited your wallpaper and is playing a prank on you.

    To Change wallpaper: Settings / Display / Wallpaper settings / select a new image from any of the options in the popup
  13. wudz

    wudz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    they are clearly a hardware problem, similarly sized but not exact, slightly rough around the edges and horizontally (in portrait) similar but not exact and they are there at all times when any screen engaged. will try for a pic tonite, but amazed no one has ever seen this before.
  14. legacyss

    legacyss Lurker

    I have the exact problem! Mine is middle of screen right side. My X isout of warranty so no replacement. Have you found any fixes.
  15. wudz

    wudz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    No, but my warranty ends next week so I'm sure as hell getting to the VW store pretty darn soon. Did they tell you what the problem is even though they won't cover it? Would heelp me to know ahead of time. Thanks.
  16. legacyss

    legacyss Lurker

    They have no clue, they worked a deal with me on a bionic.bionic
  17. orayzio

    orayzio Lurker

    Me three. It started one day with a square checkerboard patter about where the left "hole" started and during that day, I watched as it changes to a series of lines and finally settled on the two holes.

    I brought it to the Verizon store and they had no idea what was going on, but since I had no extended warranty and had gotten 19 months ago, there wouldn't do anything for me. I ended up ordering a Razr Maxx from Costco this weekend to replace it.
  18. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    Using that lighter app a little too often...
  19. Sharkgirl7

    Sharkgirl7 Lurker

    What ended up happening? I know it's been a while but was just curious cause this was what happened to my husbands phone

    Also, did the spots move around and get bigger or smaller? they do on his screen. It's not the background as they are stationary but appear on top of apps and he can swipe/touch through them and it's as though they aren't there.

    And yes, they look like burn marks!
  20. bdclary

    bdclary Member

  21. Savagerun

    Savagerun Newbie

    You sure your battery isn't bad and swelling? Swelling battery can cause pressure on the screen and cause spots on the screen. Take the battery out and put it on a flat surface and try to spin it. If it spins it's swelled and needs replaced. A good battery is perfectly flat therefore can't spin. This may not be your issue but it can be.
  22. bdclary

    bdclary Member

    I'm pretty sure it's not the battery, since I had that situation several months ago. The original battery was going bad, and the swelling was causing slightly darker spots on the screen that moved when you touched the screen. I replaced the battery and those spots went away.

    The current battery is still in decent shape, and these "burn holes" don't respond at all to any screen touch, so I'm thinking I need to replace the LCD screen, but I want to make sure that will solve the problem before I do it--I've viewed a couple of videos on how to disassemble a Droid X, and am not quite sure I'm up to the task.
  23. c0nn13

    c0nn13 Newbie

    Have the identical prob. Took it to a repair shop. He says LCD screen. 59 bucks. 3 days for parts. 20 min to replace.
  24. bdclary

    bdclary Member

    $59 for the repair shop to do it? Or to do it yourself?
  25. c0nn13

    c0nn13 Newbie

    T-mobile store that does repairs.

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