White Spots on GBA SP screen

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  1. Sizednochi
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    So I've been hunting down GBA SP 101s and I've seen A LOT of these consoles with this peculiar problem:

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    The corners are getting all white. Why does this happen? LCD issues? I've seen a number of them like this.
     
  2. Mike001

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    Searched it up and it can be fixed by cleaning the screen the white spots are stuck pixels. It depends tho bk if it is there only when it is on then that means there is dust on the screen. If that happens when the console is off as well then it cant be fixed
     
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    Very odd. Never seen this before. Glad when I got mines, they didn't have that issue.
     
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    i don't think those are "stuck pixels", seems more like a backlight\frontlight issue
     
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    This is backlight bleeding. A rather serious case.
     
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    It doesn't look like any backlight bleeding I've ever seen, looks more like the backlight has physically burnt through the corners of the screen because it's so localized to the corners and I've never seen backlight bleeding actually make black pixels look white. That shouldn't even be possible :unsure:
     
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    Well that's what I found online, so my bad.
     
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    stuck pixels usually get stuck in a color, and don't look like that..
    while dead pixels don't turn on no matter what and there is nothing to repair them..


    also, cameras are bad at capturing screens, it can make the problem look worse..
    i have a similar issue this on my computer screen, there is a skinny area on bottom and top is slightly blueish because the light...
     
  9. jkage

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    Any luck with that screen? I got myself another SP last week and after turning it on this is exactly what I found (to a lesser degree). I took the LCD assembly apart today, separating all the filters and the backlight in the hope that it was a simple bleed issue but no dice, those pixels at the edge are always white/whitish even without the backlight. Its a shame really...
     
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    these could indeed be stuck pixels, but that's quite unlikely as all three colors would have to get stuck at the same time, and always near the edge of the screen. has anyone tried gently massaging (yes, that was not a typo) the troubled areas? That helped my laptop screen fix some of its stuck pixels
     
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    Try using this Homebrew if you have a flashcart or anything that can load it. It will flash multiple colors rapidly which will pretty much force stuck pixels to work again. Though be careful since the rapid color changes can cause seizures. If it doesn't work then I don't know what to tell you as it could just be backlight bleeding or something.

    http://pineight.com/gba/#stuck
     
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  12. Pacheko17

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    Sorry for necrobumping, but my GBA SP also has this problem, and I only realized it now because I finally got a game for it.
    It's playable, but damn, it's annoying.