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So I got one like less than a week ago, and the top screen has two dead pixels.

The bottom sceen is fine, is this common in DS concoles?
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post #2 of 11
I have a dead pixel right in the middle of my touch screen. I noticed it after about a week, too, but it's not really that big of a worry for me. For the DSL's, dead pixels aren't uncommon, so just contact Nintendo to fix it.
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I'm not to bothered since my mum won it. If id have paid for it I'd send it back.
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Yeah I heard they only accept dead pixel RMAs if there are more than 3 or 4.

I remember when I had mine I had one dead pixel right from the moment I powered it on. It was a cyan one about a 3/4" away from the right side of the top screen near the bottom. Basically if you know when you play a GBA game and you have a black border.. it was on the first row of black pixels.
    
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I bought one, it had a dead pixel so I took it back, the second one also had a dead pixel, so I said screw it - I got a psp, it also had a dead pixel, so I took it back, finally, I have a psp with no dead pixels, so yes I would say it's pretty common for LCD screens to have dead pixels, but if you got it less than a week ago, I'd say return it and try again
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I bought one, it had a dead pixel so I took it back, the second one also had a dead pixel, so I said screw it - I got a psp, it also had a dead pixel, so I took it back, finally, I have a psp with no dead pixels, so yes I would say it's pretty common for LCD screens to have dead pixels, but if you got it less than a week ago, I'd say return it and try again
it IS common for them to have dead pixels.

Thats the only thing that CRT's can OWN LCDs in
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i couldn't deal with a dead pixel, it would eat at my soul until i returned it, .....in other news, i dropped my dsl and now the top right corner of the touch screen is misaligned....and i calibration doesn't fix it 2 weeks till warranty is up, but it was my fault so i'll live with it (only noticeable in pictochat, no game uses buttons on the rightmost 5 pixels ne ways)
    
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post #8 of 11
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Its one thats out totaly near the centre of the screen and one that lacks green by the looks of it in the lower right corner. Easy to ignore for me, I wouldn't stand for it on my computer monitor though.
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post #9 of 11
That's really weird. I've purchased a regular DS and two DS Lites, and I have yet to experience a dead pixel on them. When I got my PSP, it had no dead pixels on it either, but after about 2 days of gaming, i got an orange dead pixel in the center and a green one on the top right.
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post #10 of 11
My DS is fine, but my PSP has a dead pixel. Dead pixels are very common in LCDs, and you usually can't return it unless there are several dead ones. The exact count varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
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