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Phone Screen Bleeding

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Phone Screen Bleeding Introduction

In this article we are discussing phone screen bleeding, what it is and how to deal with the issues surrounding it and getting it repaired. If you want to skip to a specific section i have broken it down below.

1.What is phone screen bleeding and what causes it?
2.How to stop your phone screen from bleeding
3.Phone screen bleeding repair
4.Phone screen bleeding repair price

What is phone screen bleeding and what causes it?

There is a little confusion over the term phone screen bleeding and they can be broken down into two typical types backlight bleeding and pixel bleeding.

Backlight Bleeding
Some backlight bleeding can be subtle, while other backlight bleeding is a little more obvious. Regardless, all backlight bleeding has the same characteristic, which is a bit of light that shines through around the edge of the screen. Screen bleeding is much more apparent when the device is viewing darker images. This is because the backlight is white, and it’s more visible on a darker background. In fact, you may not even detect screen bleeding while viewing lighter images on your LCD device.

Pixel Bleeding
This is without question the most common and usually a result of impact to the side of the smartphone, resulting in rows or columns of pixels displaying black or oddly colored patterns. It’s also possible to see your phone screen bleeding purple and other colours due to the damage.

Backlight Bleeding
Pixel Bleeding

How to stop your phone screen from bleeding?

With backlight screen bleeding it’s not always the case the condition will worsen over time and simply putting up with it may be an option. However the same can not be said about pixel bleeding. This is an indicator that the LCD has sustained significant damage and it’s a sure thing that it will get worse over time. Some companies advise to get this repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage, but the reality is it really doesn’t make a difference. Regardless of how bad the pixel bleed is, the entire LCD will need to be replaced anyhow, so if you can live with it and its only a minor screen bleed I don’t see any reason you need to get your phone screen repaired earlier than you can afford, unless of course the glass is cutting your fingers on use.

Unfortunately there is no simple way to fix this without enlisting a qualified phone screen technician. Smartphones using LCD screens have something behind them called a CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent tubes) and it is this that provides light on your display providing screen brightness. When compromised light leaks through the small gaps in the seal around the frame or cracks from impact.

Is your phone screen cracked and bleeding? In the case of pixel bleeding or your phone screen bleeding purple, unfortunately this is very much the same story. This a tell tale sign the phones LCD has taken substantial impact and the only option left is replacing the entire component.

Phone Screen Bleeding Repair

Can I repair my own phone screen?

I’d be lying to say you can’t because it’s obviously possible. However it doesn’t come without a warning. LCD’s phone screens are delicate, wafer thin and without the right training or experience it’s likely you can damage internal components of your phone, we know this because believe it or not we have done it! Anti-static environments are also a must to prevent any small electromagnetic discharges which you won’t feel or see.
At Mobile Screen Fix we have invested a lot into making this process as safe as possible and have got it down to a fine art. I think if you look at the price of an LCD screen and compare it to what we charge you will quickly realise that extra is totally worth paying to ensure its repaired to the highest standard.

Phone screen bleeding repair price

When looking at phone screen bleeding repair prices it’s worth keeping in mind the newer models are significantly more expensive due to the initial LCD purchase price. However to give you an idea of cost, as of writing this article in August 2020 here are some of Mobile Screen Fix’s current prices for our Call Out service.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ £180
Samsung Galaxy S9 £170
iPhone X £150
iPhone 11 £155

However if you are looking for a way to prevent any of the above happening feel free to head over here and see the best protection for your mobile screen.


Many thanks for taking time to read this article we hope you found it useful. If you believe we have missed something or would like something covered in more depth please don’t hesitate to contact us and remember if you need one of our technicians to repair your phone screen just get in touch.