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Longevity of official screen

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:05 am
by Carton__

I'm considering using the official RPi for a project where it will be turned on 24/7.

Do you know how long the RPi foundation can last in these conditions ? Everything else is standard. No high humidity, very low/high temperature or anything else.

I would be glad to have some feedback from past experiences.


Re: Longevity of official screen

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:43 pm
by ukscone
i've been running one 24/7 for the last year and a bit with no problems. the occasional reboot but it's been sitting at desktop &| gui login screen all that time.

Re: Longevity of official screen

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:15 am
by aBUGSworstnightmare
It's TN technology, make sure to take action to prevent image sticking

Re: Longevity of official screen

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:09 pm
by W. H. Heydt
IIRC the last time this came up, the expected operating life of the RPF screen is 20K hours (which--in theory--would be about 3 years of 24/7 time). In practice, it could vary quite a bit. I've been running one about that long with no sign of failure as my "alarm clock". About two-thirds of the time, the backlight setting is 200 (of 255), and about the other one-third is a setting of 16 of 255. There are short intervals with a setting of 50 of 255. The lower backlight setting may very well extend the MTTF. Ask me again in two or three years to find out if I've had to replace it due to failure.

All bets are off if the RPF ever brings out a 10" screen, as I'll upgrade and "start the clock" all over again.

I have RPF screen I bought during the first week of release. It is still working just fine, but it's only used intermittently so it doesn't have very much powered on hours on it.

Re: Longevity of official screen

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:28 pm
by Carton__
Thank all for your feedbacks! It's very appreciated.