Dead Pixels on New 23" ACD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by imuk, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. imuk macrumors newbie

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    I got a new ACD last week. I noticed a slight misalignment of the LCD screen inside the aluminum frame, but decided that it was not bad enough to return it. Now, I noticed some dead pixels, (about 4) all on the left half of the screen. My question is, how many dead pixels are acceptable? Do you think I should return the screen?
    (I only noticed the dead pixels after watching a movie when most of the screen turned black for the credits.)
     
  2. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    return it, for being only 1week old it has too many problems. I belive that apple has a 3 dead pixel rule.
     
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    If you noticed it when the screen went black they are stuck pixels not dead. You may get a replacement if they are all close together but with such a big screen Apple may give you a hard time. I think Apple say something like 8 stuck pixels?
     
  4. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Isn't it possible to unstick stuck pixels somehow?
     
  5. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Take it back to the store, and explain to Apple that you spent a lot of money on this screen, and you expect it to be perfect. Make it a clear point that you are dissatisfied with your purchase.
     
  6. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Sometimes... it's hit and miss really.

    http://www.psp-vault.com/Article168.psp

    Download that and have a go. Do not leave it on for too long or you run the risk of killing the surrounding pixels.
     
  7. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I though they had a 10 pixle limit. It's nice they made it 3. I'd return it right away.;)
     
  8. imuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will return it.

    Thanks for all your input. I just called the Apple store. They will send me a new one.
     
  9. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Do you get to keep the old one. In such case, could I have it?:p Nah, congrats on your new ACD...;)
     
  10. West of House macrumors newbie

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    Sigh. I just cracked open my new ACD 30", and I swore to myself not to go hunting to see if it had some pixel problems. It seemed like I was in luck, just cruising around on it. Then I opened up a blank word document and I saw it... One single dead pixel right in the middle of the screen.

    Red!

    I had this same problem with the first 20" flat panel I ever bought. It drove me insane. I'm trying all the home remedies that I can, but right now, I'm just sad.
     
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    ^^^

    Ouch! Gosh that would piss me off. Sorry to hear that.
     

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