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Old 10-11-2012, 11:50 PM   #391
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This may sound like a troll but I loved my Paperwhite and it had a pure white screen.

At least some of us are happy with it.
what happened with it ?
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:02 AM   #392
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Yeah, Simaru, what happened to your pure white Paperwhite?

(Maybe Amazon came to confiscate the only good one so they can take "real" product pictures )
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #393
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I hate that the replacements seem to be not much, if any better, than the originals. While I personally don't have color issues, I do have a band of brighter light in the upper left-hand corner. It isn't too bad, only really visible on a blank page, but I know it's there. If the replacements were actually better I would return it for a 'good' one. But seeing all the problems listed here, I think I should just keep what I have since it doesn't bother me much. It isn't noticeable while reading, so I guess I will live with it. Better that then risk getting a worse one.

Sad though.. Once I have had my Kindle at least a full week I will put a review on Amazon's page. And I definitely will take into account all the defective screens, including my own. I like Amazon as a company, but I think they failed here.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:33 AM   #394
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I hate that the replacements seem to be not much, if any better, than the originals. While I personally don't have color issues, I do have a band of brighter light in the upper left-hand corner. It isn't too bad, only really visible on a blank page, but I know it's there. If the replacements were actually better I would return it for a 'good' one. But seeing all the problems listed here, I think I should just keep what I have since it doesn't bother me much. It isn't noticeable while reading, so I guess I will live with it. Better that then risk getting a worse one.

Sad though.. Once I have had my Kindle at least a full week I will put a review on Amazon's page. And I definitely will take into account all the defective screens, including my own. I like Amazon as a company, but I think they failed here.
Try a replacement. You can keep your still, just make sure you return one within 30 days of them sending you an email with a return label. My first one had, amongts other things, three too bright areas, apart from the ever present bottom light cones. The replacements did not, they just had other issues.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:17 AM   #395
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This may sound like a troll but I loved my Paperwhite and it had a pure white screen.

At least some of us are happy with it.
Loved? Had? Past tense?

I guess whatever happened to it is the reason you won't post pics.

Which, yes, makes you sound like a troll.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #396
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what happened with it ?
I still have it. Maybe my grammar was bad.

BLOL

Here is the picture of my unit:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=193078&page=2

Scroll down on that page. Its #7 from the top.

The photo shows a blue line on the left border. Someone told me that is a normal shadow from a light source to the left which happened to be my window.

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:52 AM   #397
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I still have it. Maybe my grammar was bad.

BLOL

Here is the picture of my unit:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=193078&page=2

Page down on that page. Its #7 from the top.

The photo shows a blue line on the left border. Someone told me that is a normal shadow from a light source to the left which happened to be my window.
Can we see it in a darkish room with the light meter on-screen showing the highest setting? It looks like most of the lighting in that shot is coming from an external source.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #398
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Anyone feel like taking apart their scanner, unplugging the light, and scan their defective Paperwhites? It's just a theory. I tried scanning my PW with my scanner but I couldn't detect any issues because of the bright light coming from the scanner.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #399
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Can we see it in a darkish room with the light meter on-screen showing the highest setting? It looks like most of the lighting in that shot is coming from an external source.
Here is the PW how it looks with the PW light at 22 in a dark room:



After trying this, I'm definitely leaving my PW light at the default 22 of 24 in all light environments even though Amazon recommends reducing the light level there.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #400
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Here is the PW how it looks with the PW light at 22 in a dark room:



After trying this, I'm definitely leaving my PW light at the default 22 of 24 in all light environments even though Amazon recommends reducing the light level there.
I guess the pink and green hues are not visible to you? Such as the pink in upper right corner? I suppose it would be even more apparent at 24.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:55 AM   #401
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I guess the pink and green hues are not visible to you? Such as the pink in upper right corner? I suppose it would be even more apparent at 24.
At level 22 all three of the PWs I had would have lit up the room quite nicely. No way I could read at that high of a light level! The glare and eye strain would have been brutal.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #402
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With every picture that gets posted it just proves more and more that the color problem exists on all of them. The color blotches are very obvious on sirmaru's to me.
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With every picture that gets posted it just proves more and more that the color problem exists on all of them. The color blotches are very obvious on sirmaru's to me.
Yeah. I won't say "I wish I was colorblind" because that's an absurd thing to wish, but evidently it can have at least one specific advantage.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #404
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Amazons attitude has definitely changed from the last time I called for a replacement, last Saturday. I called last Sat. and got a projected delivery date of Nov. 15th. That Monday (Columbus Day) I got a call for a nice lady saying they upgraded me to overnight shipping and it arrived Wednesday. Then I called today (same issues on replacement) and they are sending another ASAP, without needing the nice lady to expedite things.

Like I said on my Amazon review, Amazon needs to send out survey emails to everyone who ordered with clear real world pictures of a good Paperwhite and a defective Paperwhite for easy comparison. At least I got a extra USB cable this time around for all the gas and packaging tape I wasted returning Kindles!
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With every picture that gets posted it just proves more and more that the color problem exists on all of them. The color blotches are very obvious on sirmaru's to me.
I see it, but with his, I think it is much more minor that most of others. (unless it is the camera, of course)

As long as he's happy with it, good for him.
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