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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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1 dead pixel..new 27" Late 2012 iMac

So I've had my iMac for about 4 days, and was doing some retouching in photoshop last night, and on an image with a mostly white background, I noticed that there is 1 dead pixel right in the middle of the display. What should I do? Return it? Keep it since it's not particularly noticeable other than on a pure white background? I'm torn, but it was an expensive machine approaching $3,000.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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So I've had my iMac for about 4 days, and was doing some retouching in photoshop last night, and on an image with a mostly white background, I noticed that there is 1 dead pixel right in the middle of the display. What should I do? Return it? Keep it since it's not particularly noticeable other than on a pure white background? I'm torn, but it was an expensive machine approaching $3,000.
If it was any other 2-bob monitor I'd endure it, but this is a premium product. RETURN
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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late 27 incher here, i tested for dead pixels and nearly broke my eyes trying to find some. I think there might be a bad pixel on the bottle left side .. but so hard to tell. If it's gonna make you bonkers, send it back..if you can forget it, then keep it
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:08 AM   #4
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So I've had my iMac for about 4 days, and was doing some retouching in photoshop last night, and on an image with a mostly white background, I noticed that there is 1 dead pixel right in the middle of the display. What should I do? Return it? Keep it since it's not particularly noticeable other than on a pure white background? I'm torn, but it was an expensive machine approaching $3,000.
right in the middle for $3000, return it
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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Agreed. Off to the side - perhaps put up with it.

In the middle? No chance. Return it for sure.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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If it were me I'd return it. For $3k it should be flawless.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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return it I wouldnt put up with a single dead pixel my 27inch was flawless
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:00 PM   #8
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Also thought i had a dead pixel in the middle of the screen. There was a black dot 1 pixel in size but it was barely visible when i looked at it from the side.

I made a macro shot and saw that it was dirt on the outside glass that could be removed. Bad QC Apple.

First check if it is really a dead pixel and do not hesitate to return it if it is one. A dead pixel in the center is a no go for such a device.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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Also thought i had a dead pixel in the middle of the screen. There was a black dot 1 pixel in size but it was barely visible when i looked at it from the side.

I made a macro shot and saw that it was dirt on the outside glass that could be removed. Bad QC Apple.

First check if it is really a dead pixel and do not hesitate to return it if it is one. A dead pixel in the center is a no go for such a device.
So how did you remove the piece of dirt?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:57 AM   #10
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I carefully removed it with my fingernail.
If you go over it with your fingernail you should feel whether there is something on top of the glass.
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