growing black spot on screen...is it dying??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hyperbolical, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. hyperbolical macrumors newbie

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    hi, i travelled by plane to a new city a few days ago and took my good old reliable powerbook g4 vintage 2003 in my carryon. which at one point tipped over.
    when i started using it that night there was a tiny black area in the middle of my screen, at first i thought it was dirt, but it didn't go away. over the course of yesterday and today it is GROWING< and it appears to be in lines, as if it were in pixels rather than a big blob. it is now about 3/8" across, not quite 1/4" high at max points. looks sketchy.

    now i tried a pixel tester and it looks like these are dead pixels. i then tried a flashing pixel un-sticker but that didn't work. tonight as i use this laptop the lines are growing.

    i realize my screen is probably dying, but can anyone tell me what exactly is happening and is there anything I can do to stop it from spreading more or to repair it? it is a pity because i really liked this 17" PB and even though i plan to get a new macbook pro, wanted to keep this for a second machine (reading email and such).

    thank you for taking the time to read this.

    cyn
     
  2. Metuas macrumors regular

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    From what I've seen before, that sounds like liquid crystal failure. I doubt there's any way to fix that.

    Sorry to hear about your powerbook. Macs in pain make me sad.
     

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