Dead pixel or not

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tomrshl, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. tomrshl macrumors newbie

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    Do dead pixels show up even when the screen is turned off?

    I have a black dot on my MBP (from last September) LED screen that is still visible when the computer is shut down?
    Is it a dead pixel?

    Thanks
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't think so, I've never heard of a case like that before.
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    No, dead pixels look like any other pixel when the screen is off, they just don't get power (like the other pixels) when the computer is on. Odds are you have some dust, or some sort of residue perhaps, on your screen.
     
  4. tomrshl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies

    Funny thing is, it appears to be underneath the surface.
    It's either new or I haven't noticed it before. I only noticed it because I cleaned the screen today, I thought I might have pressed too hard and caused a dead pixel. But I can definately see it if I shine a light on my screen when it is turned off.
    Strange.

    Thanks
     
  5. svndmvn Guest

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    if you're sure you don't feel it on the surface it is a speck of dust or some impurity between the screen and the glass,nothing you can do and be happy you don't really notice it
     

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