Are stuck dead pixels inevitable?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mackage, Jun 26, 2011.


How many dead pixel spots do you have?

  1. None

    18 vote(s)
  2. 1 or 2

    6 vote(s)
  3. 3+

    3 vote(s)
  1. mackage macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2011
    I did the tests a few days ago when my iMac came and didn't notice any. Today I noticed one when trying to type a word document. I pulled the glass and it's definite a stuck pixel.
  2. mackage thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2011
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It answers your question. It doesn't work if you don't click and read, though.
  4. mackage, Jun 26, 2011
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    mackage thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2011
    I did read it. It sheds no light on how many people have dead pixels in their imacs and if you are always going to have one or two.
  5. Norne macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2010
    We cannot be expected to answer questions never asked-few of us are psychic.

    If you wanted to know how many people have stuck pixels, throw a poll instead.

    From the link you were given, I deduce the answer to your newly formulated second question being 'most likely, but I'll probably not care if I ever notice'.
  6. mackage thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2011
    Great. Dead pixels and yellow tint. The iMac really is great now isn't it.
  7. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    It's not uncommon for a monitor to have a stuck pixel. It happens. Depends on where it is and how it affects your viewing. My Pioneer Elite tv has one stuck pixel. The only time I ever see it is when I use the screen wipe pattern. I suppose if I set of a pure white screen on my imac, I will find one too. You have to decide at how annoying it is and whether you wish to keep it. However, a few dead/stuck pixels is considered acceptable by manufacturers.
  8. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    I had no dead pixels but had yellow and returned.
  9. mackage thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2011
    Thanks. I know I can return it for a replacement. I guess I am just trying to weigh if I am doing it for nothing because my next one will have some as well. I have only found one spot and it looks red. I noticed it on a white background.
  10. iMikeT macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006
  11. lyrrad721 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2010
    Only one and it's red. But it's in the left side of the screen and you can't spot it unless you look for it when shutting down/starting up. Besides, I have the dock on the left side and it hides it very well :D
  12. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
    I haven't noticed any dead pixels on my 2011 21.5" iMac.
  13. sth macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006
    The old world
    Dead/stuck pixels are not very common these days. If your machine has dead/stuck pixels or the yellow tint, Apple will in many cases simply replace the machine (or the display) under warranty.

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