Apple Cinema Display: Dock silhouette / screen BURN IN

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I've had my 20" ACD for about 2 years now and I'm starting to notice that the silhouette of my dock is getting burned into the screen !

    I have a screen saver enabled and I always shut the monitor off when I'm not using it.


    Has anyone experienced the same problem before?
    If so, is there anything I can do? (i.e. demand a free repair?) or should I just live with it?
     
  2. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    Do you have Apple Care? If so it's worth a try...
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    No, don't have an AppleCare protection plan for the screen.
     
  4. Benjay macrumors member

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    This has recently started happening on my imac too. From what I've read, it's not actually burn in as such, but rather 'image persistance' think of it as temporary burn in. Luckily, the burned-in images on my screen seem to dissapear by themselves after a day or so. Try creating a plain white image and set it as your screensaver overnight, this helped shift mine a little.
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    didn't notice it until a few days ago so i wouldn't know if it's temporary or not. hope you're right though!

    thanks
     
  6. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    I set my desktop backgrounds to rotate every minute and my dock is set to see-thru, which seems to help.
     
  7. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    Even if I did that (which I'm not even considering) that will still cause your menu bar to have the same effect on your screen, as it's there permanently.
     

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