Dead pixel?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Qoxiivi, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

    Qoxiivi

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    #1
    I have had my iMac a few months and have just noticed this pixel in the top right corner that's always red. Is this what a 'dead pixel' is? If so, how does it occur, what does it mean and how, if at all, can it be fixed?

    Thanks :)

    Qoxiivi
     
  2. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    #2
    Try this hint. Never done it myself, but macosxhints is pretty reliable. :)
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    If it works, let us know. I'd be very interested to see if it does.
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    That could just be a "stuck" pixel.

    Try massaging it out, GENTLY.
    here is a page detailing it
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It wouldn't be a "dead" pixel because a dead pixel doesn't work at all. Like katie ta achoo said, it's probably just stuck.

    This widget keeps repeating itself so you could let it run all night if necessary.

    Plus, along with Red, Green, and Blue, it cycles through black.
     
  6. Qoxiivi thread starter macrumors regular

    Qoxiivi

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    Thanks guys, I'll try out your advice as soon as I get home and let you all know the results.

    Cheers :)

    Qoxiivi
     
  7. Qoxiivi thread starter macrumors regular

    Qoxiivi

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    Ok, I downloaded the widget and have left it running for the last hour on the problem pixel but it doesn't seem to have fixed it.

    Hey ho, looks like I might just have to put up with it.

    Thanks for all your help anyway :)

    Qoxiivi
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't give up hope just yet. I would try running it longer.
     
  9. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Just get a soft cloth and try rubbing it out. Many stuck pixels can be fixed by a little massage.
     

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