SUCK IT UP ANYONE WHO HAS a Nintendo Switch, you are just going to have to get used to the fact that something you £280 is just always gonna have some dead pixels on its screen.
Tough on you. A thread on Reddit has a lot of comments about the dead pixel issue, including one from Nintendo.
Nintendo has issued a sort of support document, although it must come from the tough love school of supporting. The clue is in the title:
"There are black or bright dots on the Nintendo Switch screen that do not go away, or there are dark or light patches on the screen".
The title is a link to an illuminating document. In short: "Small numbers of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect."
You know Nintendo might have a point. Dead pixels on screen can be an issue on LCDs but it might be fair to say that this depends on their price and quality.
The iFixit teardown of the Switch does not comment on the quality of the screen, but it does say that it is easily removable. So that is something. The screen, dead pixels and otherwise, is a built-in 6.2in multi-touch LCD screen with 1280×720 resolution, capable of 1920×1080 output on an external display via HDMI.
Hey though, this isn't the only thing that Nintendo Switch users should be concerning themselves with. Nintendo, while it is in the support giving mode has also offered some advice on where not to play with the thing.
It warns that the Joycon wireless performance can be affected by a number of things, including aquariums, speakers, phones, USB thumbsticks, microwaves, cordless phones and wires.
"In most cases it will be enough to move these devices three to four feet away from the Nintendo Switch console and/or Joy-Con controllers," explains Nintendo.
"However, if you continue to experience this issue, please power these devices off while using the Nintendo Switch console." µ
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