Gaming my pokemon walker got a rainbow hue

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a friend of mine found a boxed heart gold in her attic and gave me as a gift (it was a forgotten Christmas gift back when she played pokemon)
it was a really cool gift, i didn't had a pokewalker and was missing heart gold from my collection..
this thing was forgotten on an attic for years the outside i can notice the paper aged
however the pokewalker was still wrapped in his plastic wrap thing and didn't look humid or anything


however when i was trying with the pokewalker i noticed the lcd had a rainbow hue that can be noticed with reflection
should i be worried that the lcd is dying, or is there a fix to this "issue" ?

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also, i didn't tried to take it on a walk yet, however i tried to shaking it to count steps, while i was shaking it didn't count any but when i stopped shaking it counted steps for a few seconds after i stop. not sure if this is a normal behavior
 
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those hues can be normal if it was left in a hot environment for a long time, its nothing to get worried about. it'll definitely hold long enough for you to get bored with it ;)

the counting too. the pokewalker will always start counting a bit after you start moving it and its somewhat picky about what it counts and what it doesnt.

irregardless, it ends up being very accurate if you actually use it to count real steps for a few minutes.
 
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those hues can be normal if it was left in a hot environment for a long time, its nothing to get worried about. it'll definitely hold long enough for you to get bored with it ;)

the counting too. the pokewalker will always start counting a bit after you start moving it and its somewhat picky about what it counts and what it doesnt.

irregardless, it ends up being very accurate if you actually use it to count real steps for a few minutes.
thank you, for the explanation now that you mentioned the attic was hot when i picked it up.. and i think my friend mentioned it was always like that..
is there a way to reverse it? like putting it the freezer or something?
i understand it's nothing to worry about but it kinda bothers me to see it xD
 

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thank you, for the explanation now that you mentioned the attic was hot when i picked it up.. and i think my friend mentioned it was always like that..
is there a way to reverse it? like putting it the freezer or something?
i understand it's nothing to worry about but it kinda bothers me to see it xD
i wouldn't think so. it may or may not be a thin film of oil used to clean/polish the screens during production that would require disassembly to be able to clean.you'll get used to it.
 

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You really shouldn't worry about it, it's a normal glare of the screen lens. I have also rainbow glare even if I never left pokewalker on the sun.
 
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