Fix stuck pixels on 13 in. Aluminum MacBook

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  1. celticpride678

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    I have two stuck pixels (red ones, right?) on my MacBook and they are really clear. How can I fix them? Can Apple replace my display? Thanks.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    How long have you had the computer?

    You can try running any of the MANY stuck pixel "fix" softwares. You can also try gently massaging it out. That worked for me for the one I had stuck on white, just put my thumb behind the cleaning cloth and rubbed in small circles.
     
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    Since April.
     
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    What is Apple's policy on Dead pixels?

    I mean, my notebook is only, what a few months old and already 2 dead pixels:eek:
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    They're stuck pixels, not dead pixels. If they suddenly appeared then you have a decent chance of them going away with stuck pixel "massaging" software. If they've been there from the start then it is improbable that any software will clear them up. I strongly recommend against applying any sort of pressure to try to manually massage them out. If software won't clear it up, or they've been there since day 1, call Apple and see if they'll swap out the display.
     
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    Can you recommend any good software?
     
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    Well I've never had any luck personally with clearing up stuck pixels, but all the software out there appears to work in the same fashion. JScreenFix seems to be a commonly used one, and is run directly from within a web browser, and as such, is actually an applet.
     
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    Thanks I will try that and report back. How long should I run it for? At what brightness? Any other things need to be done first?
     
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    The brightness shouldn't matter. I would leave the brightness on the lowest setting, and set the power options so that neither the screen nor the computer will not turn off automatically. Then leave it running overnight, with the applet window positioned over the affected area.
     
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    I've used "pixel murder" which is a quicktime movie, leave it on a loop in full screen mode or just around the stuck pixel and let it run for a while, it has worked with some success on my little brothers alu MBP.
     
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    Do you have a download link for it? Cannot find it anywhere.
     
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    No problem, good luck!
     
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    I have given up. Nothing is working and it has been running for hours. I will be giving Apple a call or visit in the coming days. I'll try to give an update.

    I can understand the pixels dying after a year , but the laptop is only 3 months old. It's unbelievable.
     
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    Exactly, and that should warrant a replacement/repair for free under your Applecare then. If not, well it's an unfair world but you have to live with it.
     
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    I have a Genius Bar appointment for Saturday. It seems like they will be replacing the display because it is too soon to have dead pixels. I will post back again after Saturday.
     

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