Dead/stuck pixel

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Spyriadon, May 6, 2011.

  1. Spyriadon macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2011
    I just went and bought my imac yesterday and was happy until i was browsing the forums and noticed a dead pixel.
    However i don't think its dead.
    It only appears on white or green back drops. on Blue red and black its not there. so im assuming its only stuck.
    Im running Pixel fix and i plan on running it for an hour while i go do some errands.

    Anyone else had any experience with this?
    Does this sound like a stuck pixel? and if so what else can i do if this
    fails to work?
  2. washburn macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    All the Samsung LCD monitors I've bought in the past usually had 2 or 3 stuck pixels which I've been able to fix by just gently rubbing the screen with a cleaning cloth, the problem with iMac is that it has the glass in the way...and my last iMac which I got in '09 had a stuck pixel which I had to take back.

    You could try removing the glass covering and gently rubbing the pixel but the problem with that is dust might get in when you try to put it back.
  3. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
  4. kjid macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    ive seen another topic about such a case where someone linked to a program to fix stuck pixels, you were able to highlight the pixel and the program forces it to flash colors or something equal.

    a quick google search got me here;

    please post back with results, if your going to try it.
  5. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2009
    2560x1440 and ONE of those pixels is bothering you? :p:D
  6. kjid macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    :D i can imagine how it bothers him..

    altough you roughly paid just 0,0006 eurocent for the single pixel (not counting other hardware ) ;)
  7. Spyriadon thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2011
    yes it bothers me i paid enough money for a new machine for it to not have faults.....and i know its there :p its hard to ignore :eek:

    As for pixelfix i ran it for 4 hours on the area affected on my screen and it seems to have shrunk the area affected but i still know it there...

    Mind you im not keen on removing the front panel when i only bought the machine yesterday.

    Il give it a month and see if it ware's off i'm confident its simply stuck and dead and im sure with the amount of use i'm going to give my imac it will have ample time to sort itself out.
  8. techhead42 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2010
    If you bought a Mercedes would you tolerate a scratch in the paint work? I wouldn't!
  9. Zen0Jin macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2011
    I opened mine up at the Apple store to check for dead pixels.

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