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  1. dhinez

    dhinez Well-Known Member
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    Well, I did this on my phone and noticed I had a lot of dead pix :(.

    Here is how you do it:

    1. Go to the your backlight setting and turn it up to 100.
    MENU>Setting>Sound & Display>Brightness

    You have to disable the auto blacklight first.

    2. Launch you camera app

    3. Hold your finger over the camera lens and count the dead pixels

    I was disappointed to actually see so many. You really don't notice them during normal. Unfortunately for me, Best Buy has a cap on Sprint phones (only able to exchange 3) returned and exchanged. I have to take mines to a authorized Sprint repair store.

    Does anyone else have dead pixels?
     

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  2. meangreengdub

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    I have about 4. I got my phone from Sprint and I'm debating whether it's work taking back and losing the apps ive downloaded as well as my settings.
     
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    I have 15 or more dead pixels. Some aren't as bad but others make you say wtf.
     
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    i got a fat goose egg for dead pixels

    Also the apps you downloaded are stored to you google acct, so if you have to replace device or reset device they will all be in the "My Downloads" of the market
     
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    So if I get a new phone and sign into my google account, it will bring back my apps?
     
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    will it store the settings/data associated with the apps too? right now i use astro's app backup. if not, is there any app that will do that?
     
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    I tried this exactly as described and couldn't see any obvious dead pixels, but I really can't tell. They're obvious right?
     
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    I think you lucked out. Does your battery cover say "with google" on it?
     
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    Yes it does... got it at Sprint store on 10/12/09. Are they supposed to have better screens than the earlier ones without "with google" or something?
     
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    No dead pixels here and my cover doesn't have the "with Google" stamp.
     
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    No obvious dead pixels on mine. I have no logo version. Man that screen can get bright, never had it all the way up before.
     
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    At startup, I have dead pixels, full boot and camera test = no dead pixels. I am wondering if the Hero's software maps them out...well, some of them out.
     
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    no. same hardware but different software revisions...

     
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    Ok, redid the test and yeah...i have a few. I had to tilt the phone around while staring at a black background and I can see them at different angles.
     
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    Tried the test, o dead pixels here and my cover doesn't have the "with Google". Maybe I am not doing the test correctly. Tried tilting the phone and everything.
     
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    its perfectly reasonable for you to not have any dead pixels regardless of what is on your battery cover.
     
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    I have zero dead pixels on mine as well on my "HTC" branded battery cover. I have found 1-2 SMALL pieces of dust under the screen though but otherwise the phone has been perfect. The bottom, right hand side, near the red button seems to be a little loose thoug. That gets annoying when turning the screen off/on. I really wanted to swap it out for a newer one but after all of the issues I keep seeing, it scares me. I may end up with bigger problems.
     
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    I have zero dead pixels...
     
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    My phone has with Google on the back cober


    sorry for the delayed response.. Im not entirely sure, but i would believe that it would not backup the cache data due to that being stored on the device memory, but it may, haven't had to reset my phone yet :eek:

    I have the same thing. three little pixels in the middle-upper-left hand corner. But they do the same as yours
     
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    I only got 1, right at the bottom right of the focus indicator. back says "with google" and under phone info, the last entry, "hardware version" I think it was, I got 002, does that mean my phones out of the second batch?
     
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    no dead pixels on my non google logo phone , all looks good
     
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    Did the same test too. No Dead Pixels on my phone either. Got My Phone from Sprint and Doesn't have a with google stamp on it either.
     
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