LCD display pixel anomalies

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by public enemy, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. public enemy macrumors regular

    public enemy

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    "Active-matrix LCD technology uses rows and columns of addressable locations (pixels) that render text and images on screen. Each pixel location has three separate subpixels (red, green and blue) that allow the image to be rendered in full color. Each subpixel has a corresponding transistor responsible for turning the subpixel on or off."

    the above quote is from apple support. my ibook g4, no more then a month old, already has red subpixels showing up at all times. so that must mean that my transistor for that row is shot!? is apple good about fixing these types of problems? im sure its a full screen replacement. and is this very common?
     
  2. armandocerna macrumors regular

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    It's pretty common. It's called a stuck pixel. I have one on my ibook I don't even notice it anymore. Basically depending on how many you have and their location and how much you complain you might be able to get it replaced. A couple on the screen is generally considered "acceptable" by industry standards.
     

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