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Old 06-02-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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It's not a stuck pixel

It's not a stuck pixel.

Pass it on.


(or are people just doing this deliberately now to drive the pedants amongst us up the wall?)
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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It's not a stuck pixel.

Pass it on.


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I've given up on climbing up the wall and am now crawling across the ceiling.

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It's not a stuck pixel.

Pass it on.


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If they weren't before, they will be now.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:45 AM   #4
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It's not a stuck pixel.

Pass it on.


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I'm with you. And it's even worse over on the Kindle sub-forum.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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What should it be called?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:17 AM   #6
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A Stuck LGHixel?(Light Guide Hole+ ixel just so it'll annoy the hopelessly pedantic) The people at LG are really going to hate that one.

Ok, ok, how about LGH or Light Guide Hole or LGD Light Guide Damage.

Or maybe really stretch things and get all technical and just call them Bright Spots...

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
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What should it be called?
The bright spots on an frontlit eInk screen are usually caused by damage to the light guides. They are not picture elements aka pixels. In most of the ones that I've seen, they cover more than one pixel.

Perhaps if we said, "my frontlight has 4 damaged/bright spots" instead of "my screen has 4 stuck pixels", it would keep some people happier. A stuck pixel would be stuck whether or not the light was on. A damaged light guide is visible when the light is on.

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Old 06-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #8
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Defective light.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #9
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I called mine "hot pixel" because, well... it looks like one.

But "bright spot" is fine and shorter than "light layer damage" or similar.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #10
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(or are people just doing this deliberately now to drive the pedants amongst us up the wall?)
I think that this is one of those cases when being pedantic is fair game. The screen is made up of two layers, the light guide (which doesn't have pixels) and the eInk display (where you can talk about pixels). It isn't always easy to distinguish the two from context in discussions, so people should be more specific.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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I'm impressed. You managed to type that with a straight face!

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Old 06-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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I know it's not a stuck/dead pixel. It's a light guide defect...which, thankfully, I do not have on any of my frontlit ereaders. But I am not bothered if other folk describe these defects as dead pixels etc. That is possibly the description that makes the best sense to them, and we all know what they mean, even if some of us are muttering through gritted teeth "It's not a dead pixel"
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If you go by his Avatar, it's a wonder he manages to type anything different at all... let alone with a straight "face."

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DNSB,

If you go by his Avatar, it's a wonder he manages to type anything different at all... let alone with a straight "face."

Heeeeeeere's Johnny!

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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