Weird blotches on screen.

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  1. Armadillo
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    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Took my slim psp out to use after not using it for a long time and there are some weird blotches on the screen [​IMG]. Here's a picture

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    I know 100% nothing has been spilled on it and that's just one corner (worst place), there are a few other odd spots on other parts of the screen. So I can only assume, condensation or something has got in there, dried and left the marks behind.

    They're not on the faceplate as I've had it off and they are not on the surface of the screen either. So that leaves either the back of the lcd, the backlight or just a strange failure of the lcd [​IMG].

    So just wondering before I dig a bit deeper and see if I can get what ever it is causing the, shadows I guess, cleaned off. Any one else had or seen something similar? if so how did you get it off, (was it on the backlight, back of the screen etc) or can just say it's a lcd failure of some kind and I'm wasting my time and need a new screen.

    Also while on screens, £30 or so for a replacement, that the going rate of them or can you get them cheaper? as the 1000 and 3000 series seem to be much cheaper [​IMG].

    Thanks.
     
  2. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    Is there a screen protector on your psp because that just looks like air bubbles.
     
  3. Armadillo
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    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nope, no protector, although now you mention it, they do look like bubbles. Possible for the backing of the lcd to start coming away from it? or would that just kill the screen.
     
  4. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    How odd.

    It looks like a moth has eaten away at the insides of your PSP...!
     
  5. Giga_Gaia

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    I have those at the exact same spot as you. I also have another one a little above too.

    It was fine yesterday, got weird today when i started playing KH BBS.
     
  6. Armadillo
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    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    [​IMG]


    Mine also just appeared randomly [​IMG]. Was fine when I put it away, and then full of them damn blotches when it came back out [​IMG].
     
  7. overslept

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    Moths? In my PSP!?
     
  8. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Could happen. Have you been playing a game with armies of enemy cyber-moths?
    If so, this may explain it.
     
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    Joke Lore.. i love it.
    anyways that is just odd :S
     
  10. DMC23

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    Those spots are exactly what happened to my PSP a few months back. I hate to bring more bad news, but despite great care and cleaning, the number of spots grew over a 2 month period - I ended up ordering a replacement LCD from overseas (had to wait forever, but it was the cheapest option). Had the new LCD screen installed for about a month and so far, knock on wood [​IMG] , the new LCD has been spotless. So, I would advise the same if the spots grow too annoying ... it's 40 bucks well spent if you don't mind opening up the PSP.
     
  11. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Did you get the screen at DX? How are those screens?
     
  12. Armadillo
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    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    [​IMG].

    Won't bother trying to dig further into it then (was going to check the backlight etc), I'll just grab a new lcd for it.