iMac G5 screen

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zap2, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

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    I have a iMac G5 17'' 1.8ghz Rev A with 1gb of apple RAM. I got on a iMac today and saw a dead pixel, NNNOOOOOOO!!!!, i got the computer in dec 04 so it still has the apple 1 year plan. if i taek it t my local apple store are they gooing ti hlpe me cuz of my i year plan or nope?

    i did a forum screach but could not find any thin about a imac G5 with a protection plan
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    From what I've noticed from reading on MR-- most Apple people will NOT replace your unit if you only have one dead pixel. I had three on my 12" PB-- where each pixel is that much more important because of the small size of the screen and the resolution-- they still didn't help me. :(
     
  3. zap2 thread starter macrumors 604

    zap2

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    :(


    i was think about getting a laptop perhaps i'll get a PM and give my iMac g5 to my mom( she will have a hard time finding the pixel her eyes) or perhaps i'll get a NICe intel laptop and my iMac G5 can be my backup computer

    :(
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

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    I guess if money is no issue you could do that. But honestly, it is only one pixel on a 20" screen, your 'solution' seems a bit extreme. Not to mention, dead/stuck pixels are part of the very real potential of any LCD screen. But, like I said, if money isn't an issue than I guess your possibilities are limitless.
     
  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I agree, that is a bit extreme. Try this: take an eraser to it and gently massage it. :D
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it dead or stuck? Is it black or coloured in other words? If it's stuck, lilstewart92's advice holds true but please don't use an eraser. Massage the stuck pixel with a slightly damp lint-free cloth. :)
     
  7. zap2 thread starter macrumors 604

    zap2

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    they pixel is Black in color so i think it dead


    my idea of a PM or nice Intel Laptop were CRAXY, i don't have that money( woudl like it though)

    after using it its not that big of a deal,
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well there's still a very small chance that it's stuck on black. Massage it very lightly but if it doesn't help then yeah, you have a dead pixel. Sorry. :(
     

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