Dead Pixel?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ViM, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. ViM macrumors regular

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    I just got my iMac 20" a few days ago and I noticed that one pixel is always red. It's like this on OS X and on Windows is this a dead pixel?
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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  4. lazydog macrumors 6502a

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    Not had one before but I've read reports that massaging the screen area over the afflicted pixel can sometimes 'unstick' it. Best read up before trying it.

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  5. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    i have a greenish colored one, it appeared a few weeks after i got it, drove me nuts at first but then i got used to it:rolleyes:
     
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    You don't, deal with it.
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    There are applications that "shake" the pixel free by flashing multiple colors rapidly. I have no idea if those work cause I haven't used any (no need to).

    there is a special method of "massaging" the area, but i think it's a little to risky to physically touch it. Try the software method.

    edit: here's a link
    There are different apps to do the same thing.

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20962

    try more than one program. there are a lot more so you can just search for it yourself.
     

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