1. PeterByrne's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I was at the local electronics superstore and noticed they had a number of ex display items for sale. This included a yellow 1020 for 90. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒ I thought that is unbelievable. There was of course one problem, I am an English speaker and this shop is in Helsinki Finland, my Finnish is ok but not good enough to understand all of the text on the sticker the retailer had placed on the side of the box ๐Ÿ˜  ****!!

    The text became important today when I presented the gift to my wife only to discover the phone has some serious screen burn ๐Ÿ˜ˆ. This has obviously happened when say on display for months.

    Does anyone know of a way I can fix this problem? I have never been so embarrassed in my entire gift giving life๐Ÿ˜ž

    Thanks and merry Christmas to all.
    12-24-2014 02:58 PM
  2. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Bugger.
    Screens can be replaced so find a Nokia care center or a local repair shop. But first ask the price.
    Does the phone work apart from the screen burn.
    PeterByrne likes this.
    12-24-2014 03:08 PM
  3. poststamp's Avatar
    You could try THIS app, to remove the amoled burn in.
    PeterByrne likes this.
    12-24-2014 03:09 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    You could try THIS app, to remove the amoled burn in.
    I just tried an app like that on my ancient Verizon Galaxy Nexus. It didn't help at all! But I know it can depend on the type of screen and the severity of the burn in.
    PeterByrne likes this.
    12-24-2014 03:21 PM
  5. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Wishfull thinking will not hurt so does trying but don't put money on it.
    PeterByrne likes this.
    12-24-2014 03:27 PM
  6. gordonfink's Avatar
    I've only had minor success with burn in on AMOLED screens using aps like that. On AMOLED, I don't think you can recover damaged pixels, like you might be able to do LCD's Once they're damaged, they're basically damaged.

    You can get a replacement screen assembly for around $100-$150, and swap it, but that doesn't help your deal out.

    Can you by chance translate what the sticker says, and return it if it's no clear that screen is burned?
    PeterByrne likes this.
    12-24-2014 03:41 PM
  7. PeterByrne's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies everyone! I am currently running the wiper app so I'll leave it running over night and keep fingers crossed, thanks for the link.

    Unfortunately because it was a display item there is a no returns policy.

    I have noticed that the burn in is less visible if I chose a dark background, so maybe that's the way to go. Now begins the hunt for apps with dark backgrounds.

    Thanks everyone
    12-24-2014 04:02 PM
  8. humanhowever's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies everyone! I am currently running the wiper app so I'll leave it running over night and keep fingers crossed, thanks for the link.

    Unfortunately because it was a display item there is a no returns policy.

    I have noticed that the burn in is less visible if I chose a dark background, so maybe that's the way to go. Now begins the hunt for apps with dark backgrounds.

    Thanks everyone
    It was unfortunate to hear what happened.
    Do let us know if the wiper app worked!
    12-27-2014 05:31 PM
  9. kklemn's Avatar
    can you please post a picture of that?
    ven07 likes this.
    12-27-2014 05:53 PM

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