1 dead pixel..new 27" Late 2012 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fotomatt1, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    If it was any other 2-bob monitor I'd endure it, but this is a premium product. RETURN
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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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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    turtlez

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    right in the middle for $3000, return it
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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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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    Dweez

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    If it were me I'd return it. For $3k it should be flawless.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    return it I wouldnt put up with a single dead pixel my 27inch was flawless
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So how did you remove the piece of dirt?
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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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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