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March 4, 2017

Switch Dead Pixels

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I'm assuming that's what it is :( It won't rub off
IloveElite 1 day ago#2
Return it for a replacement.
Only a matter of time before games come with a "Win now!" DLC option.
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this is my biggest fear.
Slinky826 1 day ago#4
Looks like it. PSP flash backs
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Cooldawg86 1 day ago#5
Cue flashbacks to original DS
Let me catch you buying a console at launch! >:(
Paulf001 1 day ago#6
Return it. It happened to a 3ds i bought too.
gymnast_79 1 day ago#7
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.
nintendo_masiah posted...
this is my biggest fear.


Mhm :(
PaulFoster 1 day ago#9
gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.


Sure you can, I've done it myself with a 3DS.
Final_Knight 1 day ago#10
gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.

I can't? I mean my thoughts are... if there are no Switches to exchange it for... wtf do I do
You'd think with how old LCD tech is we would have gotten to the point where we can avoid manufacturing them with dead pixels by now, I can't believe they are still a thing in modern electronics.
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archedsoul 1 day ago#14
Dead pixels are not that bad with everything else. I've hardly gotten a dead pixel on a phone since like the Evo 3D
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archedsoul posted...
Dead pixels are not that bad with everything else. I've hardly gotten a dead pixel on a phone since like the Evo 3D


Oh nice, you had that phone too? I still kept mine when I upgraded instead of selling it due to loving it's 3D features, shame that 3D isn't that popular anymore :(
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Final_Knight 1 day ago#16
Might as well ask in this thread.. can I not use usb headphones?
carlos1879 1 day ago#17
Try returning it its worth a shot just hope they don't have any kind of daft policies, I once had a phone with a couple of dead pixels and they wouldn't replace it because the pixels were spread out policy was to only change it if they were in a group of 6 or more. Think it was a samsung cant remember for sure thought. Anyway its only one pixel but once you know its there your eye will get drawn to it best to try getting it changed at least.
Fauch 1 day ago#18
My $1000 Thunderbolt Apple screen came with three dead pixels. Just return it asap.
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Final_Knight 1 day ago#19
can I return it to any gamestop?
Final_Knight 1 day ago#20
cuz the one I got from sold out today
PaulFoster 1 day ago#21
Final_Knight posted...
cuz the one I got from sold out today


So you take it back and get a refund. don't simply keep it and accept it, a dead pixel is annoying as hell.
Fauch 1 day ago#22
PaulFoster posted...
Final_Knight posted...
cuz the one I got from sold out today


So you take it back and get a refund. don't simply keep it and accept it, a dead pixel is annoying as hell.


Yeah. It doesn't look like there will be supply issues at all, so at worst you might be waiting for a few days to get a new unit.
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PaulFoster posted...
Final_Knight posted...
cuz the one I got from sold out today


So you take it back and get a refund. don't simply keep it and accept it, a dead pixel is annoying as hell.


Might be better to call Nintendo to get a replacement, I did that with my DS when it had a dead pixel.
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Paulf001 1 day ago#24
You can get a refund wait till its in stock and then buy it.
Are these common with the Switch, or are they isolated cases? I'm getting mine later when I get out of work, but that looks pretty nasty, and I don't want to have to worry too much about getting one like that.
Shmashter 1 day ago#26
you can just play in docked mode while you wait for stock right? how long is warranty?
Fauch 1 day ago#27
Luke_the_Duke15 posted...
Are these common with the Switch, or are they isolated cases? I'm getting mine later when I get out of work, but that looks pretty nasty, and I don't want to have to worry too much about getting one like that.


I have two Switch units atm, and neither has an issue. Not like that's statistically significant among 2 million devices...
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cloud_8f8f 1 day ago#28
Fauch posted...
Luke_the_Duke15 posted...
Are these common with the Switch, or are they isolated cases? I'm getting mine later when I get out of work, but that looks pretty nasty, and I don't want to have to worry too much about getting one like that.


I have two Switch units atm, and neither has an issue. Not like that's statistically significant among 2 million devices...


And yet there are so many people who couldn't even get there hands on a single Switch.
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Fauch 1 day ago#29
cloud_8f8f posted...
Fauch posted...
Luke_the_Duke15 posted...
Are these common with the Switch, or are they isolated cases? I'm getting mine later when I get out of work, but that looks pretty nasty, and I don't want to have to worry too much about getting one like that.


I have two Switch units atm, and neither has an issue. Not like that's statistically significant among 2 million devices...


And yet there are so many people who couldn't even get there hands on a single Switch.


I'm in Europe. Honestly doubt it's going to be rare anywhere here. These things are going on Ebay for like 330€ (retail price). I'm actually very pleased with Nintendo because it seems that this time, they managed to get their stuff together and appropriately supply enough units.

And in case you're wondering - I'm not a scalper. I'm not selling the other unit, I'm giving that one away.
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gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.

this is why I always buy the 3 year protection.
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cloud_8f8f 1 day ago#31
Fauch posted...
cloud_8f8f posted...
Fauch posted...
Luke_the_Duke15 posted...
Are these common with the Switch, or are they isolated cases? I'm getting mine later when I get out of work, but that looks pretty nasty, and I don't want to have to worry too much about getting one like that.


I have two Switch units atm, and neither has an issue. Not like that's statistically significant among 2 million devices...


And yet there are so many people who couldn't even get there hands on a single Switch.


I'm in Europe. Honestly doubt it's going to be rare anywhere here. These things are going on Ebay for like 330€ (retail price). I'm actually very pleased with Nintendo because it seems that this time, they managed to get their stuff together and appropriately supply enough units.

And in case you're wondering - I'm not a scalper. I'm not selling the other unit, I'm giving that one away.


Well I'm glad for you guys in UK. But in US and Japan, they are extremely hard to find.
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Fauch 1 day ago#32
cloud_8f8f posted...
Well I'm glad for you guys in UK


Germany, not UK :)
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nephalim 1 day ago#33
RS_YELARAKA posted...
gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.

this is why I always buy the 3 year protection.


You can return for 30 days for any reason at most places. Just take it back and say you don't want it.
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nephalim posted...
RS_YELARAKA posted...
gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.

this is why I always buy the 3 year protection.


You can return for 30 days for any reason at most places. Just take it back and say you don't want it.

I always say these things have a screen defect instead of just saying dead pixels and they always take it back right away. Have had this happen a few times with tv's, 3ds, psp and vita and yes ive had all those come with dead pixels.
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RajRave 1 day ago#35
Got my Switch at Midnight, took it out of the box and...

http://tfofootball.weebly.com/uploads/1/5/8/7/15875976/16999239-10154127639570807-3868680047978705217-n_orig.jpg

Dead Pixel! NOOOO! Called GameStop this morning and they will do a replacement but can take upto a week because of the Switch being sold out.

Sucks to wait, but glad its getting replaced.
Hangul 1 day ago#36
I'm actually here for another Topic, but since I found this Thread, I can stop by. It was more a coincidence I spotted a grey dead pixel near the right Edge of the Display. It's tiny and you only see it when you tilt the device. My New 3DS owns one, my Laptop owns one and now I welcome another device with a dead pixel. I can get over it since I know it existed since I received my PSP back in the days. If it's not right in the middle of the screen and glowing, get over it, you won't notice it after playing with it a little. Chances are higher you will receive a device with a serious defect. But don't get me wrong, a glowing stuck pixel in the middle of the screen is a reason to replace it at the Retailer or send it to Nintendo. But a 100% replacement is never guaranteed.

Also, for the people curious to send it in to Nintendo: They sure have a Dead Pixel Policy. I know it cause I wanted to know if it's worth to send my New 3DS in with the chance to receive a replacement maybe. Chances are high they send you a replacement if the dead Pixel is in your field of view (the middle). There have to be at least two or three near the edge of the Screen before they send you a new device. This is far more gentle compared to Sony, but don't get your hopes too high.

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Oooh. That can be a problem. Sorry this happened to you. While usually dead pixels are no big deal to me, they can possibly get bigger. Happened to a few of my devices that first got dead pixels. I'd try returning it if possible.
PaulFoster posted...
gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.


Sure you can, I've done it myself with a 3DS.

Same here with PSP, its a manufacture defect, so yes its within warranty. Return it and you will get a new one.
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nintendo_masiah posted...
this is my biggest fear.

I agree. I just recently noticed a stuck pixel on the monitor my dad got me for Christmas. Drives me nuts.
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Solid Sonic posted...
nintendo_masiah posted...
this is my biggest fear.

I agree. I just recently noticed a stuck pixel on the monitor my dad got me for Christmas. Drives me nuts.

You can fix stuck pixels. As long as its not the black of death and just a different color there is ways to fix it. I had something like this with my PSP years ago, downloaded a video of rapidly flashing random solid colors, look away by the way. It fixed it sometimes.
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I remember having a dead pixel on my ds and nintendo did cover it at the time. Sent me a new ds and I swapped it out for my defective one and returned it. Not sure if the policy has changed since but they did cover dead pixels.
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Final_Knight 1 day ago#42
RajRave posted...
Got my Switch at Midnight, took it out of the box and...

http://tfofootball.weebly.com/uploads/1/5/8/7/15875976/16999239-10154127639570807-3868680047978705217-n_orig.jpg

Dead Pixel! NOOOO! Called GameStop this morning and they will do a replacement but can take upto a week because of the Switch being sold out.

Sucks to wait, but glad its getting replaced.

I did talk to Gamestop and they will request a unit from Nintendo, just gonna take time.
Kougeru 1 day ago#43
The big problem I have with my dead pixel is that you can't transfer save data. So we can play docked while waiting for stock but we'll lose all our Zelda progress.
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Final_Knight posted...
gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.

I can't? I mean my thoughts are... if there are no Switches to exchange it for... wtf do I do


why keep the dead pixel
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alphame4 1 day ago#45
Kougeru posted...
The big problem I have with my dead pixel is that you can't transfer save data. So we can play docked while waiting for stock but we'll lose all our Zelda progress.


yeah this seems like such an oversight

if you find out down the line you have a defect, you can kiss your saves goodbye if they have to replace it.
Final_Knight 20 hours ago#46
Kougeru posted...
The big problem I have with my dead pixel is that you can't transfer save data. So we can play docked while waiting for stock but we'll lose all our Zelda progress.

What? I thought save data is on the cart?
Storm Chamber 20 hours ago#47
gymnast_79 posted...
You can't return it because of a dead pixel. It sucks really.

qVmMEmm

If you have everything it came with + the receipt, it can be returned.
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Mungefuddler 16 hours ago#48
Ffs I've got a dead pixel too. Not happy. Has Nintendo got a support section up on their site yet for Switch returns etc? (I'm UK btw)
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Usabell 16 hours ago#49
Cooldawg86 posted...
Cue flashbacks to original DS
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HomerSimpsonn 16 hours ago#50
I had bad luck with dead pixels on my handhelds over the years. Luckily none on Switch

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