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I just got my transformer in the mail and when I looked at it carefully, I see one deadpixel on the sceen. Anyone else got this? It's sort of in the corner so not that big of a deal but am I the only victim?
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you're not the only victim from what I've read - I've been looking into tablets and laptops for college recently and I read more than one description of this issue. apparently asus has been really good about replacing them though, so I'd go ahead and contact them about it
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you're not the only victim from what I've read - I've beenlol, looking into tablets and laptops for college recently and I read more than one description of this issue. apparently asus has been really good about replacing them though, so I'd go ahead and contact them about it
Oh I see but they're seriously going to replace it because of one dead pixel. I probably won't bother with it since its hardly visible .. its in the corner.
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If you can I'm sure someone has developed one of those pixel reviving programs for android. Maybe try that, it will just rapidly cycle through different colours to try and bring that pixel back to life. ie. Something like UDPixel for the droid.....
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If you can I'm sure someone has developed one of those pixel reviving programs for android. Maybe try that, it will just rapidly cycle through different colours to try and bring that pixel back to life. ie. Something like UDPixel for the droid.....
There is an app that is supposed to be used as a screen lantern(makes your screen really bright), and you can make it flash different colors. I don't remember what it's called though.

EDIT: It's called Flashlight 1.5. Search for it on the market.
    
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Asus warranty should a Zero dead pixel warranty check it out. if where you bought it will exchange, you can try that.

Also try rubbing around the dead pixel, just might be stuck.
    
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Most warranties only cover 8 or more dead pixels, or 2 adjacent. Its why whenever I buy something good screen on it I get a zero dead pixel replacement policy or just get it from Bestbuy, since they have a no questions asked return policy.
    
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Oh I see but they're seriously going to replace it because of one dead pixel. I probably won't bother with it since its hardly visible .. its in the corner.
Apple does, then bs something like "Should have got an iPad" and hopefully they change their mind.
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post #9 of 12
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Asus warranty should a Zero dead pixel warranty check it out. if where you bought it will exchange, you can try that.

Also try rubbing around the dead pixel, just might be stuck.
Tried and also tried the program mentioned by others. No luck... and I found a litlle spec of dust under the center of the screen. Most annoying thing ever. First I thought nothing of it cause the screen was dirty but after cleaning it .... and I have a couple other problems too....

- compass interference pops up randomly after updating to 3.2 .... its a software issue and othershave it too.
- major lag while typing in browser

Going to exchange it over the weekend....

Edit - the spec of dust got loose and disappeared .. YAY! As for the dead pixel, not going to return it because I ordered it online from staples.ca, they don't have this model in stores - the one with keyboard dock, to much hassle. Its super tiny and in the corner.
Edited by mikeseth - 8/5/11 at 9:54am
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You're not alone. This is my first Asus product, but the Transformer has some seriously loose quality control. I've had 7 replqcementa in a row and none of them had a defectfree screen. Not only that but the quality of the Transformer is inconsistent in general. One may have its glass panel flush with its bezel but with a dead pixel, while vice versa and etc for the next.

The transformer is a good device when you're lucky enough to get a quality one. I'm on my 8ty Transformer and I'm still waiting for one with zero screen defects and with a bezel thats flush with the screen on the left and right sides.
    
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