iMac LCD has dark area around dead pixel

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kevin.rivers, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

    kevin.rivers

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    Hello hello. So I got a 20" iMac. It is fantastic. I pop in the Matrix Reloaded DVD to see how it looked and bam, a pixel stuck green. I remembered reading about the massage and blasting techniques(videos flashing colors). Tried both to no avail.

    I didn't really pay attention before to know if it was like this or not, but now there is a dark area around the stuck pixel. I notice it during the white boot screen with the Apple and the stock blue background. It isn't really noticeable elsewhere. I will get a picture up as soon as possible but does anyone know what would cause this?

    FYI: I got this used, so I can't return it or anything. I could only try to get AppleCare to fix it.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem happened to me, so i demanded a refund and got it.

    Now I'm waiting for the new iMac with Intel Core Duo 2 :D
     
  3. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kevin.rivers

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    My machine is from January though.... I don't think I can go demand a replacement.. or can I?
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    The flashing video is highly likely to have done this. The pixels around the area you started rapidly flashing got stressed.
     
  5. kevin.rivers thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kevin.rivers

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    yeah I read about that... so will the dark area go away eventually?
     

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