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Yellow line around 17" screen

John Chow

Member
Oct 18, 2015
44
62
Irvine, CA
Notice this line after the last update. Is this normal or is something wrong with my screen?
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ShawnA

Supporting Member
Nov 13, 2017
921
674
Edwardsburg, MI
Hi John,

To save you much time, energy, and goodwill reading the long threads -
Tesla has created an ultraviolet machine that removes the yellow ring.
It is a goodwill fix and can be accomplished in a few hours.
You must schedule it with your Service Center

I had my 2018 X treated this way 4 weeks ago and it looks great!!!

Shawn
 
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OCdave

Member
Mar 14, 2018
26
3
Orange County, CA
Just had my wife's 2018 model x done today. Is there an idea on how long this fix lasts? Will we need to end up replacing the screen at some point? it also looks like her dash display is starting to have the same issue.
 

arcus

Active Member
Aug 11, 2017
1,301
958
Denton, TX
Is there an idea on how long this fix lasts?
I'll let you know when summer comes. Mine was treated couple of months ago. Previously, when my screen has been replaced under warranty, I haven't noticed any degradation until the weather warmed up.
 

DCGOO

Active Member
Nov 24, 2015
1,510
896
Indianapolis, IN
Just had my wife's 2018 model x done today. Is there an idea on how long this fix lasts? Will we need to end up replacing the screen at some point? it also looks like her dash display is starting to have the same issue.

Yes the dash display has the same problem, similar to the big screen except not as obvious, since that screen generally is not lit to the edge. But like the big screen problem, there is no tool to fix it yet.
 

AndyS3

Member
Oct 8, 2019
144
65
London
My screen has just developed the yellow banding. It's not as pronounced as some but it is still there. Ive scheduled a mobile tech callout
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NoRangers

Member
Oct 28, 2019
5
0
Arizona
It's been discussed:

Yellow screen? Force Tesla to Replace it!

Tesla is aware of this issue and it expects the screen yellowing as it blames on drivers using the screen in 1) Temperature, 2) Humidity, and 3) Oxygen.

I have had two screens do this in my Model X. The first was replaced quickly in my driveway by a mobile technician. Service that was promised for owners that live more than two hours from the nearest service center. Now, it’s happened again, and they will only repair it a service center. Less and less they are allowing mobile technicians to do for their customers that they promised service.
 

AndyS3

Member
Oct 8, 2019
144
65
London
This generally requires a service center visit. They rig up a special very high output UV light, and let it cook for a few hours. The Mobile techs do not carry the tool not have the time to take care of it.


Im expecting a phone call to say which service centre to goto. I read up about it taking several hours.
 

Dedmo

Member
Mar 13, 2018
14
7
N. C.
I had this problem but followed the advice from one of the threads on this site and it was a very easy fix. Bought a UV light (actually the one I used was a “nail dryer”) for $14 from amazon. Propped it up a few inches from screen and left it on overnight. I had to move it around a bit to get different parts of the screen but after 5 nights the yellow was gone. Huge improvement.
Although now I’m springing for the MCU upgrade so getting a new screen anyway.
 

DCGOO

Active Member
Nov 24, 2015
1,510
896
Indianapolis, IN
I had this problem but followed the advice from one of the threads on this site and it was a very easy fix. Bought a UV light (actually the one I used was a “nail dryer”) for $14 from amazon. Propped it up a few inches from screen and left it on overnight. I had to move it around a bit to get different parts of the screen but after 5 nights the yellow was gone. Huge improvement.
Although now I’m springing for the MCU upgrade so getting a new screen anyway.

Was the device you used small enough to work on the ICD (small screen)? Tesla does not have a fix for the ICD yet.
 

DarkMatter

Active Member
Jul 13, 2016
1,133
876
Olympia, WA
Weirdly I had this problem shortly after delivery, but it was never very bad so I let it be. It's almost gone away since then. Maybe ambient UV has done it.
 

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