New 3DS XL weird pixel question.

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  1. Zuljaras
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    I got a new 3ds xl console and after 2 week of use I noticed something very weird. One certain pixel on the top screen is kind of dead but only when I look it from a ceratin angle. If I look at it straight it is normal and there is no problem. It happens in both 3d and normal modes. I can't return it because did not bought it from a retail store. It was brand new from UK and it was never opened. And the pixel is not exactly dead but it has a gap that is black but only from when looking at it from an angle.

    Is anyone else got thing like that? It is not a big deal but I am just curious if it is a common thing like the 3ds display hinges.
     
  2. Kohmei

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    This is usually due to dust or debris underneath the screen. If you look at the screen closely while it's off, with a flashlight, you should notice something under there. It might be very small.

    I've went through a load of N3DS consoles and I will tell you, most have particles underneath the screen. Maybe 1 in 10 have a debris-free screen, and even then, you're dealing with other issues such as a improperly calibrated color temperatures (yellow tint, etc). It's unbelievably shitty QC that Nintendo has going for these panels, nothing more can be said about it

    What I suggest is consider how bad it is and consider you might get something worse if you return it:
    -Is it visible when viewing straight at the screen? Off-angle visibility isn't as bad as it being visible dead-on
    -How big is it? Some are more noticeable than others
    -How many are there? I've seen units with 8 or more particles under the screen
    -Where is it? The outskirts of the screen is less viewed than the center
    -How is the quality of the unit otherwise? Is there anything else that bothers you about it or is it otherwise good?

    What's less common is one of the right/left displays has a dead pixel but the other is fine, but this would really be visible at any angle in 3D mode. There are also dead sub-pixels to consider (for instance, a dead red sub-pixel would only look like a dead pixel on red, and would be mostly invisible on other colors since it would simply be the wrong color -- harder to notice).

    Many, many things can go wrong. No such thing as perfect, so finding one that's good enough is the key
     
  3. Zuljaras
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    It is not visible when looking right at the screen. Only when looking from the left or right angle.
    It is only one and I don't think it is debris. And the pixel is not dead because when I look at it it is ok. Everything else if perfect and there so other issues. It is more to the center.

    I do not how to describe it. Just a black gap between 2 pixels when looking from an angle :D

    Very weird :D Otherwise the new 3ds xl is amazing :)

    UPDATE: I found 2 more but the thing is that the pixels are fine. The gaps are showing only when looking them from an angle.

    UPDATE 2: there are some extremely small objects when the screen is off and using a flashlight. I do not know if it is from them but the pixels are definetely not dead. Weird stuff :D
     
  4. nervx

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    its crap under the screen. I noticed this issue myself when buying my original 3dsxl and took a picture. that tiny little spec looks like a dead pixel when in use. it was especially noticeable when using 3d.

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    Thank you for the info. I was just surprised that I can see it only when looking at the screen from left or right angle. :)