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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lightsleeper23, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Android Enthusiast
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    I've had my n7 for a couple weeks now. I love it, other than the slight yellowing in one corner. But I've been noticing lately, as I go to wipe the smudges off my screen, there's spots all over it. Like from moisture. The first time I thought maybe I had a soda sitting too close and the little sprays from the bubbles popping might have gotten in it. But its happened again and again, while its been sitting in a dry place with no drinks near it. What looks like water spots, all over it, mostly on the top half. And they are very difficult to get off. Has anyone else experienced this? And should I be concerned?

    FYI, I have never had this issue with any of my phones either, and they sit right next to each other.

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  2. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    Weird! I don't know what it is beyond possibly sneeze ejecta, maybe someone spraying air freshener (spray wax, ect.)? Since it does clean off, it certainly seems to be a external event. I don't see anything similar with my N7.
  3. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, it does come off, but its very difficult. It has to be an external event. But it only happens to my nexus. Not my HTC, not my gfs Samsung galaxy, nor her nook color. It doesn't matter where it sits, after a few hours, there the spots are. I leave it sitting right next to my phone, both charging, and later I go back, spots. Only on the nexus. Doesn't make sense, but there it is. And like I said they are very, very hard to clean off. I have to breath on it and scrub for like 20 seconds or so, then repeat 2 or 3 times. The smudges disappear right away after the first wipe, but the spots remain until after excessive cleaning. I just don't know.
  4. Teknologic

    Teknologic Android Expert

    This has to be one of the weirdest 'bug reports' I've read ever... I suspect M Night Shyamalan to release a movie about it sometime next year.
  5. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks i try.

    Seriously though i didnt know if the type of glass or screen the n7 uses is extra susceptible to spots or something so i thought id ask. Guess its only me. Might have to consider returning this.
  6. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Android Enthusiast

    A long shot, but on my niece's N7 there are similar spots caused by her putting a glass of fizzy drink next to the N7. The droplets from bubbles bursting in the drink can travel a surprisingly long way.
  7. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So after dealing with this for a couple months and getting more and more frustrated, I really dug in and did some more research. I was finally able to find a couple more threads out there from people who had has similar issues. 1 of them had even found some resolution, it was determined that it had something to do with a protective coating on the screen and he took it back to Staples where he purchased it and they replaced it based on his warranty. So it appears I was correct, and this is a genuine issue. I hold no ill will for the jokes made in this thread, I just thought I would let you all know that this is a real thing that is happening to these devices. I have attached a screenshot to show you the specific problem. Keep in mind I cleaned the screen before talking this photo, so there spots covering the screen are what remains AFTER cleaning it.

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