Another SurfacePro screen bulge?

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  1. wpcoe

    wpcoe Member

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    Oh, god. Please, no. Not again.

    I had a five-month-long adventure with my Surface Pro 2017 when the screen bulged and pushed away from the frame with an apparent swollen battery.

    I sit at a desk next to patio doors with vertical blinds. My SurfacePros have sat at the same location on my desk and reflect the blinds. With my SP2017 I had noticed that the vertical lines in the reflection started to bulge a while before the screen actually ripped apart from the frame.

    So, when I got my SP6 I carefully examined the reflection of the blinds, and they were perfectly straight. The reflection now has a slight bulge:

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    Those red lines are straight vertical lines I added for comparison.
     
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    Good diagnostic photo.
    Bad problem.
     
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    I think my Surface Pro 2017 has the same thing. Not to a point where the screen cones loose, but not completely flat either
     
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    This is how my SP2017 ended up the day after a long trip from Thailand to Mexico:

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    I've wondered if the air pressure changes in the planes (it took four flights to get there) was what finally made it erupt.
     
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    I've had 2 iPhones bulge and come apart from swollen batteries 'cause I'd leave them plugged into to charger all night. I thought that since the Surface shuts off charging when it reaches 100% that wouldn't be an issue, but I guess it is.
    Here's my SP3, exchanged for a refurbished unit 03/2016.
    It's old enough, it's slow enough, can't wait to get the SP7!
     
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    O yeah... I remember now… This was not a warranty case, was it? This is really bad!

    I have to exchange mine again as well due to light bleed issues. But what really troubles me, is that in my case 3 out of 3 have this issue... and no one can tell me what I might have done wrong!
     
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    Waiting to see the first iPhone bulge from WIRELESS QI CHARGING....
     

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