Dead pixel

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Spyriadon, May 13, 2011.

  1. Spyriadon macrumors regular

    Spyriadon

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    Well i got my new imac a week ago and noticed a dead pixel in the screen, At first i was hopeful it was only stuck but after a week of trying to un-stick it and using my system in the hopes it would repair itself as they sometimes do its still there.

    I dont have any yellow tint issues with my screen just this one dead pixel.
    Should i take it back to apple and risk more issues?
    Or just wait a while longer and see if it repairs itself.

    im a music producer so im not going to be doing things like photoshop or video editing.
     
  2. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    I also have one. Not sure what exactly to do about it.
     
  3. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Me too. Noticed one today and I've had my iMac for about a week.
     
  4. discofuel macrumors 6502

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    I would definitely return it! It would constantly bother me and I'd have sleepless nights over it, but that's just me ;)

    Here's a good test for dead pixels and yellow tint:

    http://imac.squeaked.com/test.php
     
  5. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    True, it is bothering me. Then again, it is 1 pixel on a screen with millions of pixels. The hassle of having to send it back is extremely annoying.
     
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    and you could get one with 5 dead pixels after returning the "one dead pixel iMac " think of it as giving your iMac some character /personality/uniqueness ;)
     
  7. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    I kinda hope the odds are in favor of getting one without a dead pixel. I won't mind returning it again after the first return.
     
  8. jgonzo macrumors member

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    But you just might get a display with a yellow tint. I think I'd prefer 1 dead pixel over a yellow tinted display...but that's probably because that is what I have!
     
  9. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    Very useful link. Thanks!
     
  10. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    And then it will go back again. Once I get started with it, I'm pretty sure I can get used to it. =p
     
  11. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Take it back. I have never had a problem with any Apple products (my mother had the overheat issue with her G5 iMac, it was replaced, and she is still using it with no problems). I am not OCD, but dead pixels are a thing of the past.

    Yellow tint, isn't that a glue drying issue or an issue with people sitting too close to the 27 inch monitors that it affects the color because of the angle they view the bottom of the screen?
     
  12. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    The pixel is annoying but I don't see it unless the screen is black. If I change the desktop background to something other than black, I never see it. Also during regular use I never see it.

    Might not be worth taking back to the store. However, I do have the yellow tint but I'm going to wait and see if that clears itself.
     
  13. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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  14. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to keep my iMac for now. I never see the dead pixel and the yellow issue is not really much of a problem either. I have to wonder about the yellow thing though. As I said in another thread, if I move my eyes down so they are parallel with the bottom of the screen, the yellow is not there. Kinda weird.
     
  15. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    This was posted online a while ago. Under this policy your iMac wouldn't qualify for replacement with just 1 dead pixel.
     
  16. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    Within 14 days of your online purchase you can ask for a replacement. And that is what I ended up doing. The dead pixel wasn't too bad but I hate knowing it is there and I want the screen to be without such errors.

    I tried to compromise with Apple to find another way to fix it but nope, they seemed to be keen on just getting me a replacement. I suppose that's a good thing.

    Now, let's hope the replacement will not have any issues.
     
  17. Spyriadon thread starter macrumors regular

    Spyriadon

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    Its been 14 days and i have opted to keep my imac with the single pixel after finding it is "stuck" not "dead" im hopping with more frequent use it will eventually right itself. the machine itself is perfect.

    However i have purchased the extended warranty on it and if the problem continues for more than 2 months i will be contacting apple directly as im moving to uni soon and can't afford to repair or replace anything when i get there.
     
  18. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    But they won't do anything for just one pixel right?
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not likely. Read the link I posted.
     
  20. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

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    It was kinda rhetorical.
     

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