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Google extends repair program for Pixel 8 phones plagued by a pink vertical line

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Google has announced on its Pixel Help Community portal that it’s extending the Pixel 8’s repair program for phones displaying vertical lines and exhibiting flickering. This policy update allows Pixel 8 owners to get this problem fixed under warranty, for up to three years after purchase, if their phone “Exhibits a vertical line running from the bottom of the display to the the top or a display flicker.”

Google isn’t promising that every phone with the issue will qualify, though — Google or an authorized repair partner will need to determine that it qualifies for the extension based on the serial number of your phone.

The Pixel 8 Pro is not included in this repair extension, though there are user claims out there that it can exhibit…

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