My MBA is developing a bad pixel

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Nak, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Nak
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    #1
    I just noticed while my MBA was displaying a black background with the login dialog that a pixel in the lower left quadrant of the display was bright green when it should have been black.

    Also, it occasionally flickers green and black. It's only noticeable when that area is a dark color.

    Are there any remedies for this? I recall that some people have had luck with playing movie files for several hours that have quickly flashing colors in them or applying pressure to that pixel.

    I'm also assuming that Apple, like everyone else, has an escape clause in their warrantee that precludes replacement for bad pixels when the number of them is below some threshold.

    Nak
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a stuck pixel; there are websites which flash colors that are suppose to help unstick pixels. You run them overnight. There are also programs you can download which do the same thing.
     
  3. TEG
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    There are several sites with Java Video, Flash Video, or QuickTime Vide that you can play over the area and see if that will reset the pixel and hopefully repair it.

    TEG
     
  4. Nak
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    dahcheet

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    Oh man. Launched it just to see what it would do and had it on full screen. I think I almost had a seizure.

    Glad it worked for you though! Good to remember if this ever happens to me
     

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