1 dead pixel..new 27" Late 2012 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fotomatt1, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. fotomatt1 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    So I've had my iMac for about 4 days, and was doing some retouching in photoshop last night, and on an image with a mostly white background, I noticed that there is 1 dead pixel right in the middle of the display. What should I do? Return it? Keep it since it's not particularly noticeable other than on a pure white background? I'm torn, but it was an expensive machine approaching $3,000.
  2. mlamb64150 macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2012
    Isle of Man
    If it was any other 2-bob monitor I'd endure it, but this is a premium product. RETURN
  3. itsamacthing macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2011
    late 27 incher here, i tested for dead pixels and nearly broke my eyes trying to find some. I think there might be a bad pixel on the bottle left side .. but so hard to tell. If it's gonna make you bonkers, send it back..if you can forget it, then keep it
  4. turtlez macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    right in the middle for $3000, return it
  5. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2012
    Agreed. Off to the side - perhaps put up with it.

    In the middle? No chance. Return it for sure.
  6. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    If it were me I'd return it. For $3k it should be flawless.
  7. widow maker macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    return it I wouldnt put up with a single dead pixel my 27inch was flawless
  8. Leiser macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    Also thought i had a dead pixel in the middle of the screen. There was a black dot 1 pixel in size but it was barely visible when i looked at it from the side.

    I made a macro shot and saw that it was dirt on the outside glass that could be removed. Bad QC Apple.

    First check if it is really a dead pixel and do not hesitate to return it if it is one. A dead pixel in the center is a no go for such a device.
  9. fotomatt1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    So how did you remove the piece of dirt?
  10. Leiser macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    I carefully removed it with my fingernail.
    If you go over it with your fingernail you should feel whether there is something on top of the glass.

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