here is my actual PSP. Look around the edges of the screen
Message Edited by NegativeFPS on 12-19-2009 07:21 PM
update: mine is the inverse of this. instead of getting lighter at the edges it gets darker.
again... but at least I got my data off it and deactivated my accounts.
Yup, that's EXACTLY how mine looked. Sent my original in for repair/replacement under warranty and they sent me a refurb with the same problem!
I would send it in if yours is still under warranty. Although, they might just send you another bad unit, so you could choose to live with it. I would rather not live with it as it is pretty annoying, but I'm afraid they will just keep sending me bad units. I have my fingers crossed I will finally get a good one.
Hey, maybe if enough people have this problem with the 3000 units, they will recall the damn things! Let's keep this thread going and see how many people have this issue.
Does anybody know if SCEA is a where of this problem?
My guess is that they probably are and just don't care. They probably figure that most PSP users will not notice it or will just live with it. The build quality on these 3000 units seems to low quality compared to the original PSP 1000's. I'm thinking of trying to find a used PSP 1000 unit just because it is built so well!
WOOOOOOOT 12th time's a charm!! Went to replace again and this time no problem with the screen!
Damn, don't tell me i'm going to have to go through around 12 mail-in exchanges until I get a good one. Your lucky that you can just bring it back to the store for replacement!
Well, I received my third replacement unit last week and it has the same screen problem. What do you guys think, should I send it back and cross my fingers that they will send me a good one, or just live with it? I could go through a dozen of these before actually getting a good one!
I'm starting to get fed-up with this situation.
What you're actually seeing is light refraction.... like a prismatic light effect..... if you hold your PSP at an angle towards a good light source, you should notice a very slight bevel around the edges of the screen lens which causes light to refract off the screen lens and onto the screen, creating the illusion of a border around the playing screen, slight imperfections in this bevel can cause the border to appear squiggly or jagged..... I've attached an image to give you a better idea of what im talking about.
EDIT: The reason this might be more noticible on white and silver PSPs is because the lighter colored shell allows more light to bleed out around the screen edges...... hence adding fuel to the fire.
If a solid gold PSP GO with "Rabid_Moose the Chosen one" scrawled across the top of the screen in a diamond inlay fell from the heavenly skies and into my hands,
I would probably look up to the sky and shout......
"WHAT.... NO UMD?!?!?!?!?!"