Is this a dead pixel?? :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by will0407, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    #1
    As the title suggests, can you confirm if this is a dead pixel (just above the cursor). Never had one before, so just wanted to confirm. I've used a pixel tester and it stays black whatever background colour is used.

    What's the likelihood apple will replace my machine? (11" ultimate). I've taken as good a care as is possible with it. (speck see thru case, moshi palm guard, la.robe for transport, coolbook)

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  2. macrumors 601

    eawmp1

    #2
  3. macrumors 65816

    CubeHacker

    #3
    Hard to tell, but looks like a spec of dust under the screen to me.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    Not possible because the MBA has no cover over the panel?

    I have the same, but haven't had a chance to take mine in! 13" Ultimate with a stuck pixel. It was very saddening to find it - although actually it makes no difference to using it...
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    nebulos

    #5
    if you're past the first 14 days, they won't do anything about one pixel.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    BENJMNS

    #6
    yes :(
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    MultiFinder17

    #7
    If it is indeed a dead pixel, which it looks to be, Apple most likely will not replace it, considering that only one out of 1,049,088 pixels on the screen is a dud.
     
  8. macrumors member

    #8
    1 dark pixel. :(

    Unlikely for replacement, but take it into an apple store and see what they can do for you.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    #9
    I think I'm going to take it in and see if they'll switch it. Only problem is taking my palmguard off and whther it will reapply as well. I got it on perfectly as well on this one! It has warranty until November so I may leave it for a bit or wait until I have a little more time available.

    Maybe if they see that i clearly cherish this little thing they may feel more inclined to help me out
     
  10. macrumors 65816

    #10
    I see the speck you are pointing to in that picture, but is that even noticeable in normal usage?
     
  11. macrumors regular

    #11
    I had one dead pixel on my old Sony Vaio which was stuck bright and it was really annoying, even on a 1024x768 11" screen. That one doesn't seem nearly as bad.

    Apple is not going to replace it with one bad pixel...
     
  12. macrumors 68020

    macingman

    #12
    If you have a screen protecter it could be dirt under the screen protecter.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    #13
    Yes it is. My background is a light grey colour so it shows up on that. And the fact that I know it's there means my eyes are drawn to it.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

    MultiFinder17

    #14
    Best of luck trying to get it replaced, but don't expect them to do it mate.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

    #15
    I found a dead pixel today. Maybe my vision just sucks but, even when I look for it knowing where its at, I can't see it unless conditions are perfect (100% screen brightness, white background, nothing else near it). It really isn't that big of a deal, no screen is perfect.
     

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