Whenever a new piece of tech arrives it's customary for consumers to treat it in the same way they would a newborn baby; the smallest defect or issue can end up keeping you awake at night.

With portable tech the biggest bugbear has to be dead (or "stuck") pixels on the LCD screen. As screens reach higher resolutions and production procedures improve this problem has become less apparent, but we're already hearing reports that some Switch systems are suffering from the fault.

Sadly, Nintendo itself doesn't consider this to be a fault at all. The company has a page on its official site regarding "black or bright dots on the Nintendo Switch screen", and has posted the following response:

Small numbers of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. These are normal and should not be considered a defect.

Nintendo isn't alone in this stance; many other hardware makers class a few dead pixels as normal for LCD panels and will only consider a replacement if a certain number of pixels are affected.

While Nintendo doesn't specify exactly how many pixels have to be dead before it will consider a Switch to be defective, it's worth noting that in the past the company has a fairly decent track record with this kind of thing. In 2004 it vowed to replace Nintendo DS consoles with dead pixels.

Have you noticed any dead or stuck pixels on your Nintendo Switch? Let us know by posting a comment below.

[via nintendo.co.uk]