1. Hamadasco's Avatar
    i recently noticed this on my father's phone.. the homescreen appears on the glass for some reason..if i have a white background, it shows poperly.. its like the homescreen is imprinted on the glass from the inside..i dont even know how to explain it lol

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    Last edited by Hamadasco; 07-20-2014 at 05:27 PM.
    07-20-2014 05:13 PM
  2. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    This is burn-in. It's what happens when the user sets the screen to time out after an extended period of time or never, leaving the start screen displayed whenever the phone is not in use. You can reduce that time in the lock screen settings, but it's too late for that phone.

    Burn-in is why screen savers were invented for computer monitors.
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    07-20-2014 05:40 PM
  3. VS729's Avatar
    This is burn-in. It's what happens when the user sets the screen to time out after an extended period of time or never, leaving the start screen displayed whenever the phone is not in use. You can reduce that time in the lock screen settings, but it's too late for that phone.

    Burn-in is why screen savers were invented for computer monitors.
    thanks for the fact...who knew you could learn something new at 4 un the morning! :D
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    07-20-2014 06:11 PM
  4. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    thanks for the fact...who knew you could learn something new at 4 un the morning! :D
    LOL. Back before Windows, just about every computer monitor had C:> permanently engraved in the upper left corner, or a really crude menu box engraved in the middle of the screen.

    And just for fun, a look back at Windows from the beginning:

    What Windows Used To Look Like - Business Insider
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    07-20-2014 06:32 PM
  5. Hamadasco's Avatar
    Thanx alot.. Can it be fixed if the screen is changed?
    07-20-2014 07:03 PM
  6. ikhwanZulkefli's Avatar
    07-20-2014 07:05 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Thanx alot.. Can it be fixed if the screen is changed?
    replacing the screen will fix it since only the display is affected.
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    07-21-2014 11:38 AM
  8. metalchick719's Avatar
    Bad burn-in. I've never actually seen it on anyone's phone, just on phones on display at wireless carrier stores.
    07-21-2014 06:45 PM
  9. ikhwanZulkefli's Avatar
    That is rare. I thought burn in only happens to plasma screens. Thought it's a no such thing for LCDs
    07-24-2014 11:31 AM
  10. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    I have on my two Lumia 925. But it's barely noticed.
    07-24-2014 12:22 PM
  11. Asskickulater's Avatar
    nope, plasmas are notorious for it because the entire concept of pasma screens rely on wearing out over time (the burn in on a plasma is actually very different then that of an lcd, for a plasma its because that particular part of the screen is worn out more than the rest.. commonly notice when watching movies with the incorrect aspect ratio often, also fun fact, plasmas actually look worse right out of the box then after a week of use) where as LCD is caused by an image being displayed at the same exact spot for long periods of time causing the pixels to just get stuck there, its also.. as you can see, a problem with OLED's which saddens me.. until i heard about the 925's oled burn in issue i thought oled was immune.. I abused my old zuneHD by leaving it on all the time for years... never did get any type of burnin.. maybe its an issue with amoled, but im rambling now.
    07-25-2014 05:41 PM

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