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Black spots on Nav screen :(

Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:53 pm

I've got a 2017 i3 and some black spots have shown up on my nav screen.

I've never wiped it with liquid of any kind.

I guess there's a slight possibility that something splashed up there, but that seems remote, too, honestly.

I've tried wiping them with a soft cloth, but nada.

There were two and I just now noticed a third. Boo.

Has anyone else had this happen?

Any suggestions?


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Re: Black spots on Nav screen :(

Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:08 pm

Any pictures?
I've taken apart the entire screen because I bought a 10.2" to replace the standard 6" but the 10.2" I bought was broken. From my experience one thing that can cause black spots and this is a huge maybe there might be a damage to the polarizer film that is present on all LCD screen. You can replace the polarizer and the glass but its tricky and can cost maybe $100. I have a 6" screen that I can sell to you, it has no problems.

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Re: Black spots on Nav screen :(

Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:49 pm

A bad pixel could show as a black spot. It tends to more often show as a white spot, but not always.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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