My first post is unfortunately about a strange issue with my PSP Slim screen.
A while ago I discovered that there was a darker area on the screen formed as a square (rectangular). Since it's pretty much perfectly symmetrical, my guess is that it's a burn-in from some sort of menu. I would say that the square covers about 90% of the screen (equally to all sides), and the corners are round. It's easier to see it while playing a dark game (GoW for example), which I find peculiar. When the screen displays bright colors, I can hardly see it at all. Fortunately, there's no problem seeing behind the square, and the graphics doesn't seem to be affected, so I have no problem playing games. Still, I see it and it's kinda annoying. I've tried the "white image cure", but it didn't work. Maybe I did something wrong, I don't know.
Just a thought: Could the dark square be the "healthy" part of the screen, while the lighter area is the "sick" part?
I would be very grateful for any information or help regarding this problem.
My laptop screen is the same. Someone sat on it.
The explaination is that one of the many reflective layers in the screen's backlight system is probably warped a bit.
It's no big deal, unless it really bothers you.
If it was the screen itself, (and not the backlight,) the effects would be more drastic.
Thanks for the explanation. It doesn't really bother me that much, so I won't be buying a new PSP because of it, but I just wanted to make sure if there was anything I could do on my own to fix the problem. Now I'll just man up and live with it. Thanks again.
LCD displays can't have problems with burn-in. There is no phosphorescent surface for an image to burn in to. Burn-in can only happen on CRT or plasma displays. Your problem is something else.