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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.
 

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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
 

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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
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
 

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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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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. :)
 

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