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Oasis 3 - Patchy backlight
#1  WDeranged 10-15-2020, 11:04 AM
I finally caved and bought an Oasis 3 in the Prime Day sale. Unfortunately I've noticed some patchiness on the right hand side.

It's exaggerated in the photo I've attached but it's still clearly visible to the naked eye.

Is this a common thing?
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#2  tonywalker23 10-15-2020, 03:03 PM
I hope not, I got one too.
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#3  WDeranged 10-15-2020, 04:57 PM
Quote tonywalker23
I hope not, I got one too.
I hope you have more luck than I did. I noticed the problem is far more visible if you crank up the warmth, so that's a good way to quickly check.

The annoying thing is they are sold out. So I can't replace it until the 11th of next month.
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#4  texasnightowl 10-15-2020, 06:00 PM
I literally just unboxed mine and don't notice anything like that.
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#5  WDeranged 10-15-2020, 06:08 PM
Quote texasnightowl
I literally just unboxed mine and don't notice anything like that.
That's reassuring. It's looking like I just got a bad apple.
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#6  texasnightowl 10-15-2020, 06:27 PM
Here's an image from mine...if I remember how to do this correctly!

edit: ok, give me a minute. I'll figure this out.

and this is obviously with warmth cranked up
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#7  WDeranged 10-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Quote texasnightowl
Here's an image from mine...if I remember how to do this correctly!

edit: ok, give me a minute. I'll figure this out.

and this is obviously with warmth cranked up
Looks far, far cleaner than mine. Thanks for taking the time!
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#8  texasnightowl 10-15-2020, 07:17 PM
Quote WDeranged
Looks far, far cleaner than mine. Thanks for taking the time!
No problem at all!

I think the lighting looks pretty even on mine. But I'll be experimenting with different lighting, etc. to really check it out.
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#9  cerem0ny 10-16-2020, 04:43 AM
Quote WDeranged
I finally caved and bought an Oasis 3 in the Prime Day sale. Unfortunately I've noticed some patchiness on the right hand side.

It's exaggerated in the photo I've attached but it's still clearly visible to the naked eye.

Is this a common thing?
Yep, that does look like a patchy kindle.
fortunately I got mine around release time and got a perfectly uniform kindle. I would return yours and get a new one!
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#10  Paperbackstash 10-16-2020, 08:00 PM
I got one a few months back and my lighting is perfect, no issues. Sounds like you got one with an iffy screen. Sorry about that, hate when that happens.
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