WSOD (ticket #1841) (unofficial) survey question
lunved at optusnet.com.au
Sun Nov 9 11:06:22 CET 2008
I am one of those who are affected by the WSOD issue. Until about 2 months
ago, I was never affected by it, but now if my display is "blanked" for over
15 minutes I get the WSOD.
After looking over the comments in the WSOD ticket and considering my own
experience, I am wondering is this not a damage issue. You see, around 2
months ago my phone was knocked from my hand onto the pavement. At the time
I considered myself lucky that the screen did not crack, and noticed no
issues. But two comments in the ticket history got my wondering: The first
is a comment by "leachim" that the problem went away after the physical
display screen was replaced; and the second was a comment by "jurg" saying
that he stopped seeing the WSOD if he kept the phone "warm".
My phone does not exhibit the WSOD problem if it is warm. I did this test by
leaving the phone on top of a cheap DVD player which has a warm patch,
suspending the phone for an hour, resuming, suspending for 3 hours, resuming,
removing the phone from the heat source, suspending for 1 hour and resuming.
The WSOD problem only manifested only the final resume. Without heat, the
WSOD issue always mainfiests after 15 minutes or more of screen blanking. I
used "suspend" to make sure that the screen is blanked, but I don't believe
suspend/resume is the cause - I think it is related to blanking.
I previously have found and fixed mechanical faults with electrical systems
that present or disappear with heat as components come into or out of contact
due to heating, so I am wondering if there is a possible damage issue here.
My question is: For those of you who experience the WSOD issue: Have you ever
dropped your phone?
If you would be so kind as to reply off-list, I'll post the results in a week.
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