Dead or stuck pixel?

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  1. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

    MacGeek7

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    I have a pixel in the lower right hand side of my MacBook screen that has been stuck on a light blue color for quite a while now. My question is, is that a dead pixel or is it just stuck? I've tried using the Pixel Fix widget but it doesn't seem to be helping...

    any ideas?
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Since it is displaying a color (light blue) it's stuck. If it was black it would be dead.
    Google around the internet for some pixel unsticking techniques.
     
  3. Sage Harupyuia macrumors member

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    i say, dont worry about it. In a mater of days, the pixel and you will become family. ;)

    i have 4 dead pixels on my Macbook myself, just 2 pixels shy from the minumum limit to request a screen replace, and its not bothering me one bit. ;)
     
  4. queshy macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    Depends on the person I guess. I would exchange for just one...
     
  5. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    I just noticed one on my machine too, and tried pixel fix and 'massaging' it. but nothing. it's white, i see it sometimes and other times not. I also tried putting clearasil on it. but that didn't work either.
     
  6. danzzz macrumors member

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    I used to exchanged my MBP twice just for two stuck pixels but now I've learned to live with them since most MB or MBP have this "defect" on the screen. (From all 7 MBPs and 2 MBs I purchased, 5 of them had more than one stuck pixel)
     
  7. Slothapotamus macrumors member

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    This doesn't sound good. Is this really a common problem with MacBooks? I'm looking to buy one in the next few weeks.
     
  8. krye macrumors 68000

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    It's a common problem with LCDs in general. I work for a company that makes medical equipment. Our machines use NEC LCDs. You'd think for $60,000 you'd be immune to such defects, but we let them out the door with stuck pixels. I think we're allowed 3 or 4 before it's called defective.
     
  9. macintoshSL macrumors member

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    haha clearasil... i had a stuck blue pixel on my ipod video and i called apple only to be told that they would send me a new one after i sent it back to them
     

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