Screen issue

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  1. tech3475

    tech3475 Active Member

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    I just noticed that my ipod touch has about a dozen stuck pixels.

    I have tried the flashing pattern fixes at about 10mins but to no avail.

    Is my screen starting to fully break or am i doing something wrong?

    My touch2g is out of warranty.
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    HeadReaper Well-Known Member

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    How fast do the videos you tried switch colors?
  3. JakeMan

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    I think I may have had a similar experience. I started to get dead pixels and it just got worse and spread, and my friend has solid bars of dead pixels that keeps growing. It's a hardware issue, you may need a replacement depending on if you want to deal with it or not.
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    The colours go quite fast, the app itself is called pixelchecker.

    I feared that this is a cascading thing similar to what happened to an old hdd of mine where bad sectors suddenly started appearing abd the number grew.

    How much will a uk repair cost and will i still get an mb ipt2g?
  5. JakeMan

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    I say call up your local Apple store and talk to them about it. If you send it in, make sure it's not jailbroken. I believe that under warranty, Apple will replace the screen and possibly other hardware components, but not the main board. It might look new, but it will be the same guts. If you're not under warranty, your options are either get the problem looked at by a professional, look into the new problem yourself (requires some hardware knowledge) or just buy a new iPod Touch. But for it to be fixed, hardware fixing/replacement needs to be done.
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    How long have you had your ipod?
  7. tech3475

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    Since october 2008. So its way out of warranty.

    What was the period of time Jakeman for your issue to get worse?
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    has the ipod been dropped or anything?
    cause that can cause it to have dead pixels or something.
    i know my ipod had that.
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    Not that I can recall.

    Does anyone know what the Apple repair costs are for a screen? I can't call them right now because someone is expecting a call.
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    Search Ebay or TrueSupplier or Something.
    They sell LCD's for cheap like around $30+

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