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Old 08-25-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
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Faint speckling on screen?

Recently I did a hard reset on my Kindle 3 wifi after it froze on the web browser.

Now I notice faint speckling almost all over the screen - minute black dots all over. It's visible when I peer into the screen, and to a much lesser extent when at reading distance.

It doesn't hinder reading, but I find myself looking at the background all the time now that I am aware of this. Does anyone notice this on their Kindle, or am I just getting paranoid over something that was always there, but I just didn't notice until now?
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All eInk screens have this. Don't worry about it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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All eInk screens have this. Don't worry about it.
Thanks, that is reassuring to hear, believe me I do hope it isn't present to a greater extent than is normal.
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It's called ghosting. Click your ALT and G buttons at the same time, and it will refresh the screen.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:14 PM   #5
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I've tried that, doesn't work. These are more like permanent speckles that stay there no matter what.
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That doesn't sound normal. Can you post a pic?
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It's called ghosting. Click your ALT and G buttons at the same time, and it will refresh the screen.
No, it's not ghosting. Look closely at your screen and you'll see that there's a very fine dusting of tiny black specks over it. All eInk screens have this. It's entirely normal.
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Here are a couple of pictures. The white part... It doesn't seem to show up as well on the pictures. Unless of course, HarryT is absolutely correct



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Old 08-26-2011, 03:03 AM   #9
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:47 AM   #10
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That looks absolutely normal to me.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:41 PM   #11
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Ditto.

The Kindle screen has always reminded me of a newspaper, which isn't completely pristine.
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It looks like it suppose too. I have two different ereaders one pearl and one old screen and they both have those dots on it. It's totally normal.
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Thank you all for your responses. It's very reassuring!
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I can barely see the dots on your pics, and yes, it looks completely normal.
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I turned mine on just to see if I could spot any dots... And there were a few here and there. Looks normal.
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