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PSP Dead Pixel Survey

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by RichKS, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. RichKS

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    Hi all.

    Just trying to gather info before I spend mucho pounds on a new toy.

    PSP owners: How many dead pixels does your PSP have? How much does it bother you?

    Personally I'm not willing to accept any dead pixels on a £200 device, but that's just me wanting value for money.

    What do others think?
     
  2. hughesy

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    Haven't seen any thru general game play or watching movies...

    But that doesn't mean there aren't any. I know there are a few pictures u can display that will bring up your dead pixels, but i aint using them. If i dont see them now, i dont want to know about them. Cos they will only pee me off!!! :D
     
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    I don't have any dead pixels (which are white), but I do have two stuck pixels. Again, I only notice them when I am on a total black screen or if I'm looking for them. I rarely even notice them, as they're to the left of my screen.
     
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    same as above. I have two stuck pixels. both white and both only show up on a pure black background (ie hardly ever)
     
  5. RichKS

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    Have you tried fixing the stuck pixels with a cleaner programme or video? Anyone had any success with them
     
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    tried the pixel vid but no luck
     
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    100% fine here :thumbsup:
     
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    I have a clump of 2 dead pixels together and another one in a different place. They don't bother me at all. I looked for them and couldn't find them until recently! The only time they are visible (but you have to look really closely) is when the whole screen is black, i.e. during games loading. No biggie :)
     
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    No dead ones on mine and i have looked for them! 110% happy with the psp.
     
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    is more unhappy at the scratches on my screen and how easy they appear :-(
     
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    That's because that video only fixed stuck pixels. You have dead pixels. Stuck pixels are red, green or blue. Never white. White is dead.

    I ran the pixel fixer on my one, and they did fix, but they came back again, and since they don't bother me, I can't be arsed to run it again.
     
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    17 whiteys for me!
     
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    3 stuck ones,only one noticeable and then only if you look really hard,playing games it just disappears.
     
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    One white for me, buts its top left of screen, near edge, so doesn't matter too much

    Can't see it in game so I'm happy
     
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    dead pixel free as far as i can see
     
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    to be honest i cant see any and i wouldnt want to find !!
     
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    I have 6 or 7 :eek: Funny thing is I'm a fussy bugger but they don't bother me in the slightest. Only really notice them on a black screen such as a loading screen, never see them while playing :)
     
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    Ive got four that I can see, and they cause me no grief what so ever. I only found them when I actually looked out on the black screens.
    I wouldnt worry it really.
     
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    I've got two stuck pixels, but TBH you really have to look to see them. Doesn't hinder the gaming experience though. I've tried one of the pixel correction tools, but didn't have the patience to run it for the 6-8hrs it recommends...
     
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    My psp has no dead pixels :)
     
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    Can someone confirm if a dead pixel is white. I always thought it was black. In that case I have about 5.
     
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    My 1st psp had 4 dodgy pixels and an amount of dust under the screen

    2nd had a similar amount of white ones no dust though

    3rd had 2 dead white pixels

    4rth had funny coloured lcd

    5th (got swapped with sony this time) had a scratch but no dead pixels (or did I do that scratch by accident ;) )

    6th swapped with sony again and no dead pixels and perfect :)

    Wahoo

    Can I vote 6 times please.
     
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    lol at you people telling yourself that you don't mind dead pixels...

    keep telling yourself that and you hope you might believe it, maybe, until you see a friend with a perfect screen ;)

    I had dead pixels and have been through swap after swap to get a perfect one and I can tell you now its the thing to do :)

    a little water immersion of the psp always gives good results for swapping purposes. not that i needed to do that, I had special circumstances and sony were more than happy to help me with them.
     
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    Your a hard man to please Robo, you won't be buying a nano then...
     
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    I can't see why anyone would worry about the odd stuck pixel on the PSP. I have 2 but can't see them at all when i'm using it. The only way they show up is on a perfect black background with your eyes about an inch from the screen and they show as a dark blue. I had 1 stuck pixel on a previous LCD Projector and couldn't live with that at all but the ones on my PSP are not a problem at all.
     
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    No dead pixels on mine - i might run that checker to confirm, but i've certainly never seen any. And i did look hard when i first got it.

    Also i'll add my square button is reasonibly responsive, and shoulder buttons ok. UMD hatch dosent close what i'd call fully though. It's a USA release PSP.
     
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    CAS FAN, you haven't got dead pixels, they are "stuck" ones.

    And your stuck ones are the least bad ones.

    If you have a dead white one or a black one, you'll sure know its there ever now and again.

    I think how much it bothers you says more about you than the PSP to be honest and I'll gladly admit I'm one of those worrier types when it comes to something that I take pride in owning and want it to look its best.

    I had one dead pixel on my Viewsonic VX912 when I got it 6 months ago, I was well upset my first LCD that cost £300, boohoo....

    Well now, what can I say, I couldn't give a toss about it...

    Prolly be the same for the PSP after having it for a few months if one appears, its just that utter dissapointment that you got unlucky and there's some lucky sods with perfect screens (like mine now hehe)...sorry :)
     
  29. RichKS

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    I finally broke down and bought a Ceramic White one today. Screen seems eversoslightly more responsive than I remember my mate's regular one being.

    One stuck pixel. Bright green. In the extreme bottom left corner, about 3 in and 2 up from the edge. I expect I can un-stick it, but if I had to have a dodgy pixel, it's in the least obtrusive place.

    The screen cover appears to have all sorts of bubbles in it though, which you don't see unless you really look for them. They tits me off far more than the stuck pixel, although only because I'm anal about that kind of thing.

    But I'm regretting buying a white PSP, simply because it shows every grubby fingerpring really badly. And the neoprene slipcase will be gray by Monday ;(
     
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    well speaking as the person with the highest dead pixel count so far (17) and also having a friend who has had a 'perfect' one for 6 months too, i can say i really ain't bothered.... i'm much rather the screen had a magical anti-grease fingerprint attracter, or an internal harddrive, or the ability to play any video format saving the hours of converting, or for those of you with an EU model no volume limit, or a longer battery life, or some decent innovative games rather than ports, or umd films for around a tenner.

    you pay £180 what do you expect? sony have been cutting corners on quality control for years now.
     

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