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    Question [Negative Black] Possible methods of fixing this goddamn issue...

    To find out that a device that you burned a hole in your wallet for has display issues is, quite frankly, unacceptable. My iPhone is unfortunately plagued with this most annoying issue, an issue that many users of both the iPhone and the Ipod Touch share. To find out what this issue entails click here

    At the moment there are no apparent fixes for this issue. That's right, no tweaks, no patches. I feel that this issue could be addressed in a number of ways, but only if someone cares to put my methods into practice.

    Off the top of my head I can come up with two different ways of alleviating the issue. They are as follows:

    Replacing Black



    The diagram above shows the issue. In a non-defective screen from left to right the shades of gray should become darker and darker until we arrive at black at 'G.' In negative black screen this is not the case and black shows as a lighter shade of 'F.' This is annoying as black is a reoccurring color in most films and videos. A possible method of removing this problem is by forcing shade 'G' to display the same shade as 'F.' Sure, this would lessen display quality but at least I can watch horror films without gray patches glaring all over the place.

    Making everything lighter

    A different method of resolving this issue is effectively removing 'G' by shifting all shades (in terms of my superb paint diagram) to the right, thereby replacing all letters with a lighter shade, eliminating 'G'. Once again blacks may seem rather washed out but it would be better than not seeing much at all.

    This thread's purpose isn't to attract a bulkload of comments like 'Trade it in' as that's not helpful, not constructive and won't see a fix.
    Nor is it's purpose is to attract people who will badmouth me about my rather bland terminology such as 'Making everything lighter' as I am not too 'in-the-know' about LCD displays blah blah blah.

    It's purpose is to bring hope to people who live and suffer with this issue as it has been kept in the dark for a rather long time with no apparent fix (and yes I did use search!)

    Together we can defeat faulty blacks. (Not a racist comment:p )



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    There must be some solution to this problem!

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    The solution is that Apple admitted the problem, and recalled those handsets, if your phone is exhibiting this problem then you need to virginize and send it back for a replacement.

    This problem has been well documented all over the web for a certain batch of screens.
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    If you ever need any help, check out this thread, or PM me

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    it is a hardware issue because the optical coating (something like that) wasn't applied correctly. If sending back isn't an option for u, then try to see if an anti-glare screen guard type will improve things.

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    Well I've hacked my iPhone and it will be pretty difficult to explain why I'm using a payg sum rather than the o2 contract.
    What exactly does virginising do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmon-Face View Post
    Well I've hacked my iPhone and it will be pretty difficult to explain why I'm using a payg sum rather than the o2 contract.
    What exactly does virginising do?
    It returns the baseband back to factory state. After you do that, you just restore a couple of times to make sure everything is gone, then you send it in.

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    Is it possible to Virginise and restore then take it to the o2 store I bought it from and get a replacement there and then??

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    I've also read that virginising only works on 1.0.2...why???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmon-Face View Post
    Is it possible to Virginise and restore then take it to the o2 store I bought it from and get a replacement there and then??
    o2 will only replace it if it was bought in the last 28 days, otherwise they send them to Apple, you might be able to get a direct replacement if you go to an Apple store.
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    Apple have not admitted to any problem.

    They say the phones are within spec.

    If you want a good screen get an original iphone off ebay or find an old one in stock somewhere remote!


 

 
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