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Google Extends Pixel 8 Display Repair Program

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Updated: June 17, 2024

Google Extends Pixel 8 Display Repair Program

Google has taken a proactive step by introducing an extended repair program for Pixel 8 devices facing display problems. This includes issues like vertical lines spanning the screen and persistent flickering. This program offers coverage for eligible Pixel 8 phones for a period of up to three years from the original purchase date. The tech giant announced this extended program recently, providing relief for affected users.

To be eligible for the program, Pixel 8 owners must meet specific criteria. Firstly, their device must display a vertical line running from the bottom to the top of the screen or exhibit display flickering. Secondly, Google or an authorized repair partner must identify the device's IMEI or serial number as eligible for the program. Upon meeting these requirements, Google will provide "one free display replacement." It's important to note that this extended repair program doesn't extend the standard warranty of the Pixel 8.

Pixel 8 display repair

This image illustrates the vertical lines running from the bottom to the top of the screen.

While this program covers the Pixel 8, it remains unclear whether the Pixel 8 Pro model, which has also reportedly faced similar display issues, will be included. Some users have reported similar display problems with the Pixel 8 Pro. Google hasn't yet announced any plans to extend this program to the Pixel 8 Pro.

Pixel 8 display repair

The image above shows the flickering issue.

The Pixel 8's display issues are not isolated incidents. Users have reported various display-related problems across the Pixel lineup, including models like the Pixel 5a and Pixel 4 XL. These issues highlight the need for Google to enhance the quality control and reliability of its devices.

Google's decision to launch this program underscores its commitment to addressing these concerns. This move aims to provide a better user experience and regain user trust. However, it also highlights the importance of rigorous quality checks during the manufacturing process to minimize such issues in the future.

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