30" Cinema display Screen Burn in?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by radiantm3, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

    radiantm3

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    I just noticed the weirdest thing. The apple toolbar at the top is burned into my 30" display. I know this happens with CRT monitors (hence the importance of screensavers), and I also heard of rare cases of this on cheap LCD screens. But I wouldn't have thought it would happen on my 2 month old 30" cinema display especially since I have my screen saver active at 5 minutes.

    When I play a movie at full screen, I can faintly see my toolbar at the top in the black (letterbox) area. I also noticed that when I moved some of the icons that were on my desktop for a few weeks (never moved), I can see a faint shape of where the icons used to be. Anyone else with a Cinema display notice this? I never had this issue with my 20" cinema display. I really hope this will go away.
     
  2. pionata macrumors 6502

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    You should let it sleep all night and see if its ok tommorow.
     
  3. iEdd macrumors 68000

    iEdd

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    Again?..

    Many, many threads have been through this. Apparently they don't burn in, but rather retain a temporary pixel charge. Try having pure white/black for awhile, or turn it off for a few days.
     
  4. radiantm3 thread starter macrumors 65816

    radiantm3

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    Thanks. I never had this issue with my 20" display and this is the first time I have ever heard what you just said. Sarcasm not needed. :cool:
     

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