i just bought a AC bundle on BF, i open it up today just to find it has these ugly vertical lines, the darker the place the worst it looks...my question, is it returnable or will they change the full bundle for a new one? btw i bought it on gamestop
Take it back. If you just bought it and found problems with it they will give you a new bundle as long as you have your reciept. I know that retailers have to put a number of bundles aside for defective returns. Unfortunately things like this happen from time to time.
Rare problem with the OLED screens, really doesn't have to do with the Vita itself just mainly the type of screens it uses. Just return it.
Keep in mind all OLED screens show marks when the screen is completely black, some more than others but it's completely normal for OLED screens to show little splotches when it completely black.
I have heard of the vertical lines and that seems to be related but still different. What I am talking about will look like paint splotches, but only when the screen is completely black and on.
I would return yours just don't freak out when you see the splotches when it goes black on your next one, pretty much everyone does. It's just how OLED screens work and it in no way affects the actual image when the LED's are really on or when you are playing a game.
thanks everyone!!! tomorrow i will be returning it...i can live with the black spots on dark loading screens but the lines are unacceptable
Yea it happens a few get the bad batch, I have been lucky enough to not get a single bad Sony product yet but that is just me.
Good luck and sorry it happened, least you can return it easily.
That said, I have never gotten any bad Sony product as well. My two PSPs are both fantastic devices, my PS3 outlasted many 360s of the same age, and my Vita's incredible.