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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I today I got myself a new phone from the land of Ebay. I purchased an unlocked Samsung S8. The phone when arrived worked and looked great. I decided to factory reset the phone as thats just good policy when you buy used electronics online. When it rebooted it threw up a massive ghost image of what appears to be youtube. I had not opened youtube on this phone yet and the phone didnt have this ghost image until I factory reset. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to fix this. I have already reset multiple times, cleared cache, cleared everything I could. Im assuming its fixable due to the fact that it didnt come like this and somehow factory resetting it caused the problem. Any advice would be welcome

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, tiggerlator said:

You cannot fix it, the burnt in image was there, you just couldn't see it. The seller should have declared it really. The only fix is a new screen. 


Burn in is a inherent fault of OLED panels.

Thanks! i contacted the seller and they said they would replace it. Any tips on preventing it in the future?

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Agreed with above.


I have AMOLED screen phone that is hitting four years old soon.  Just make sure to change around content and don't leave an app open all the time if the screen is turned on.

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So wait .. it didnt have any screen burn untill after u factory reset it ?

Screen burn doesnt magically appear after a software reset, its a hardware fault. if it wasnt there at the start ..its not there now. meaning whats being shown is a software issue.


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