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Old 02-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #526
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okay somebody hold me back from going over the deep end because i am going to cry

i got my replacement and it has MORE white pixels than the first. they are all coming from the same facility, same batch number, what do i expect? i'm ready to return all three and just be done with this. it is beyond frustrating.
I would give it one more go. Tell them you do not want a 604 unit. There seems to be some serious QC issues with this batch.
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i'm sure the reps would deny the batch numbers and just think that i was crazy. they will probably also tell me they can't control what unit i get but i am trying ONE more time. after that, i am done with the paperwhite. this is insanity.
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i'm sure the reps would deny the batch numbers and just think that i was crazy. they will probably also tell me they can't control what unit i get but i am trying ONE more time. after that, i am done with the paperwhite. this is insanity.
They probably will say that, but it's still worth a try I think. I think the glowing specks are pretty common in a lot of the batches though, not just the 604 batch. I really think getting a good one is just luck. I saw specks on more PW's than I didn't, various batches, but I had to look hard to notice some of them.

My current PW has a couple, but fortunately for me I never see them when I'm reading. Mine are very tiny and it's hard to see them glowing unless they are directly over a dark cover. Good luck, I really hope you will be able to get a new one. I truly cannot believe how bad the QC is on the PW's.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #529
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I am going to contact another rep after I get home from work tonight. I wouldn't mind the white pixels so much but they are smack dab in the middle of the screen and VERY bright so I can't just ignore them :/ if the next one I get is terrible too I'm just going to return them all and try my local staples store. I really don't want to give up completely because it's a really great device otherwise
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I am going to contact another rep after I get home from work tonight. I wouldn't mind the white pixels so much but they are smack dab in the middle of the screen and VERY bright so I can't just ignore them :/ if the next one I get is terrible too I'm just going to return them all and try my local staples store. I really don't want to give up completely because it's a really great device otherwise
I wouldn't settle either. You might have better luck locally.

My PW has a small shining spec that shows up sometimes on the fourth row from the bottom on the left side. I come to realize it has something to do with black text because on pages where the is no text in that area you can't see it. You can't see it at all unless you're looking for it. Last time it did it I took my book light and look and sure enough there is a pinprick there. It looks like a shiny neon green tiny spec. When it does show up. Luckily it only shows up for after turning the page then it disappears after awhile.
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My PW has a small shining spec that shows up sometimes on the fourth row from the bottom on the left side. I come to realize it has something to do with black text because on pages where the is no text in that area you can't see it. You can't see it at all unless you're looking for it. Last time it did it I took my book light and look and sure enough there is a pinprick there. It looks like a shiny neon green tiny spec. When it does show up. Luckily it only shows up for after turning the page then it disappears after awhile.
I had one on an earlier PW that I returned that was exactly like that.
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I had one on an earlier PW that I returned that was exactly like that.
It's so small that if you blink you miss it.
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i am trying ONE more time. after that, i am done with the paperwhite. this is insanity.
So that's going to be your 4th isn't it? I can't understand how they think it's acceptable to have that number of dodgy ones leaving the factory. I got lucky and got an ok one after 1 exchange but it really makes me question whether I want to buy an Amazon-branded device again after that if that's the kind of build quality they aim for...

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It's so small that if you blink you miss it.
Yep, same here. The one on my current one is even less noticeable thankfully. I only found it because I scrutinize them now. I just think it's nuts that so many of of PW's have them. I bet a lot of people have them, but just don't notice them.
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So that's going to be your 4th isn't it? I can't understand how they think it's acceptable to have that number of dodgy ones leaving the factory. I got lucky and got an ok one after 1 exchange but it really makes me question whether I want to buy an Amazon-branded device again after that if that's the kind of build quality they aim for...
it is going to be my fourth and it's quite disappointing honestly :/ i have never had a problem with amazon's quality whatsoever until this. i am sure they find the devices perfectly acceptable and are just waiting for someone to settle on them and i'm not going to. if that means i have to wait until the second generation paperwhite, then that's what it's going to be i still love amazon and i love their kindles but this is just getting to me
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i am talking to customer service right now and they will no longer replace my device. the rep says the pink and green hues are what is supposed to happen and she keeps ignoring the white pixels. this couldn't get any more frustrating
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It's supposed to be multi colored? That's a first. Are the glowing pixels supposed to be there too? That is frustrating. I'd call back and try another rep or return it and try one at Staples. I really sympathize with you, as I know many others on here do as well.
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It's supposed to be multi colored? That's a first. Are the glowing pixels supposed to be there too? That is frustrating. I'd call back and try another rep or return it and try one at Staples. I really sympathize with you, as I know many others on here do as well.
according to the rep i just spoke to, the pink, green and blue hues did not impede any readers and they are fine with it. you have got to be kidding me? that is why there are multiple posts on amazon forums and also forums like this. people can return nine and ten devices but i am different somehow.... i kept telling her it was unacceptable and she had nothing to say about it. i have a bad taste in my mouth right now but i will go to staples tomorrow and pick one up :/
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Send them all back, wait for your refund, and then order another one. That is, of course, if you want to try again. That's what I would do. I'm so sorry you are having to deal with this. It's ridiculous that Amazon has such unbelievably bad QC for the PW.
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according to the rep i just spoke to, the pink, green and blue hues did not impede any readers and they are fine with it. you have got to be kidding me? that is why there are multiple posts on amazon forums and also forums like this. people can return nine and ten devices but i am different somehow.... i kept telling her it was unacceptable and she had nothing to say about it. i have a bad taste in my mouth right now but i will go to staples tomorrow and pick one up :/
I can't believe she said that's normal. I guess this is Amazon admitting that all PW's suffer from the hues then. I would probably do what JLeighs suggested and return them all and reorder another if you still want one. Might be less hassle to pick on one up Staples though, as long as they have a good return policy.
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