No, the Nexus 7 LCD display is not defective! - What is being described is actually image persistence, and this is known to be somewhat more characteristic of IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD panels like that used in the N7. The trade-off is typically better clarity and viewing angles. This type of persistence is caused by residual discharge effects, not "burn-in." Here's a page that gives some technical background: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT051485 // By the way, Apple's new Macs with Retina display also use IPS technology, and image persistence has been reported on them also. All technology has trade-offs!
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- I think it's disingenuous to call it "normal" behavior. That's like telling someone with explosive diarrhea that it's normal pooping behavior, but not to the extent they're seeing.Jul 18, 2012
- Obviously, it's possible to get a truly defective unit. The point is that IPS displays in general tend to have some ghosting, and obviously a large number of people have now received N7s and are very happy with them.Jul 18, 2012
- Don't get me wrong. I'm very impressed with it, still. Aside from my spectacularly defective display it's a pretty amazing little device.Jul 18, 2012
- I bought two (one for me, one for my wife) and one of them is being returned for the problem you're describing. I'm perfectly happy with the other one and am looking forward to receiving the replacement.Jul 25, 2012
- I know this is an old post, but I have recently seen the image persistence issue on my Nexus 7 (1st gen)
I've looked at several forums to see if there is a fix, but haven't found anything.
Does anyone know of a fix? I'm no stranger to going inside to replace parts (I do cell phone repairs on the side) but I'd hate to replace my LCD, only to find out that the problem is elsewhere.
Does anyone have info on how to actually fix the problem? Google said I'm out of warranty, and they'll fix it for $70, but I can likely fix it myself cheaper, and I'm trying to avoid throwing the blasted thing away.Sep 23, 2013
- I haven't experienced it really, I have a 1st gen 32GBSep 23, 2013