Dell U2212hm purple spot on black screen

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Tony5787, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Tony5787 macrumors member

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    I just got this screen two days ago and as soon as it first turned on, I noticed a large purple "smudge" on the screen when the screen is black. When I look at it closely, you can see tiny bright red dots that I think may all be stuck pixels. Please take a look at these pictures and let me know what you think. I really don't want to have to send it back to Dell because that's a pain in the a** but I'm not keeping it if it's like this. Mind you there are no magnets around the screen nor did I do any physical damage to the screen.

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    Here it is in context with the entire screen:

    [​IMG] (Ignore the gray parts that border the image that was due to me not cropping in Lightroom after I corrected for lens distortion.)
     
  2. jruss77 macrumors newbie

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    Hey I have the same on the screen of my new 21.5 inch iMac. Any ideas anyone?
     
  3. laserbeam273 macrumors 6502

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    That should be an effortless warranty claim, I suggest just doing it.
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    +1

    On my third 27 inch dell LCD and now it's perfect. Getting a replacement is easy enough.
     
  5. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    Dell UltraSharp warranty service is amazing. I had some dead pixels and they had a replacement at my door in under 24 hours.

    At any rate, in case the OP is still checking the thread: what Mac are you using? Do you notice any pinstriping for certain colors?
     
  6. apw100 macrumors regular

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    That looks like the LCD panel was damaged and the liquid crystal is leaking.
     

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