Zune Screens are Still Cracking!
There were reports a few weeks ago about Zune screens that were cracking for no reason. Some people thought that overheating problems coming from the battery could eventually cause the screen to crack.
But new information is showing that the screens can implode without a major hit.
One of our readers, Matthew, sent us pictures and a video of his Zune screen cracked. The cracks on Matthew’s Zune screen are on the LCD but the screen protector does not have a single scratch. The case is not damaged at all either.
Want to see by yourself? Have a look at the video. When the Zune is turned off, you can’t see the cracks and when the screen is turned on, the cracks appear with the backlight of the screen. Look also at the pictures: turned off and turned on.
Another Cliczune reader said that Microsoft did replace the screen when he sent back the Zune to Microsoft but a week later the screen cracked again...
This reader says they heard a popping noise coming from inside the Zune just before the screen cracked.
What causes the screen to crack? I’m clueless. Maybe there are tensions between the case, the screen and the components? A real overheating problem coming for other components than the battery? The screen protector could also be too soft and the screen would be damaged with little bit of pressure on it. If Toshiba used the same material as they did with a smaller screen, the thickness of the screen protector may not be enough for a 3.5” screen. The Zune’s lcd display may just be too fragile.
Anyone else got pictures of their Zune screen cracked?
Thanks Matthews for sharing this with us.