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Old 11-26-2011, 05:43 AM   #1
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Crooked Display - What should I do?

After reading for about a week i discovered that the display of my new PRS-T1 is slightly crooked. It's tilted about 0.2mm to 0.5mm to the left.
I already have it got rooted.

Is it possible to fix this through software or do I have to send it back and ask for a new one?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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If it's noticeable to you while reading I'd exchange it.
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Damn, I hoped I could fix it through software. Sending it in and getting it back probably takes about a week or two.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:10 PM   #4
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Software won't fix a tilted display for you ... we are talking about a hardware problem, yes? you could open it up and see if you can fix it yourself I guess. You'd probably lose warranty though.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Hm... I think it's better if I send it back.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:27 AM   #6
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Mine ist tilted about 0,5mm, too.
At the German "Reader Club Bord", I've read about other crooked displays, too.
I'm not sure if I should change it again; this is my 3rd T1:
The first one had a damaged frame, the second one had an incredible ghosting and now, the third one has a tilted display.
Seems to me that there's no perfect T1 around!
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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I finally decided to not send it back. It's not really bugging me anymore - only if I focus to much on this little error. Other people didn't even notice the error. Maybe it's because of my graphics designer eyes.

Maybe I'm trying to open it and correct it myself after a few weeks.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=FeeShion;..............Seems to me that there's no perfect T1 around![/QUOTE]


At present, and allowing for my usual non-techsavvy bumbling around, I reckon there is - the one I have
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:40 PM   #9
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@carpetmojo Can I ask you a favor? Could you be so kind and take a frontal picture of your PRS-T1 so i could compare mine with a "perfect" version?
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:02 PM   #10
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By the way, even the German Sony page shows a crooked display:



It's the original picture, I just scaled it to 200% for a better view and rotated the whole thing about 0.10 to have it parallel to the selecting tool.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:24 PM   #11
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Yeah, noticed that too.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:40 PM   #12
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Hm. Maybe it should be possible to change something in the framebuffer device to rotate the display by one degree or a pixel.

Edit: LOL, dumb idea. Even if I could rotate the display a few pixels, I also have to change the touch screen driver/thingy/whatever.

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Old 12-10-2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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I'm sending it back now - can't live with this little error. It's really tiny but once you noticed it it's annoying.
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this happens to mine too - i used photoshop to draw a 5pixel line 5 pixels away from the edge of the screen and its ever so slightly (0.5 - 1mm) shifted to the left. no rotation tho which is good i guess.

i wonder what i should do?
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:29 AM   #15
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If it were me, I'd absolutely return it for a new one immediately. That visually would drive me crazy every single word I read. It should be straight, period. And no way to "dislodge" it to make the text crooked again by a bump.
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