iMac LCD has dark area around dead pixel

kevin.rivers

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Hello hello. So I got a 20" iMac. It is fantastic. I pop in the Matrix Reloaded DVD to see how it looked and bam, a pixel stuck green. I remembered reading about the massage and blasting techniques(videos flashing colors). Tried both to no avail.

I didn't really pay attention before to know if it was like this or not, but now there is a dark area around the stuck pixel. I notice it during the white boot screen with the Apple and the stock blue background. It isn't really noticeable elsewhere. I will get a picture up as soon as possible but does anyone know what would cause this?

FYI: I got this used, so I can't return it or anything. I could only try to get AppleCare to fix it.

Thanks for your help.
 

kevin.rivers

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My machine is from January though.... I don't think I can go demand a replacement.. or can I?
 

BlizzardBomb

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kevin.rivers said:
My machine is from January though.... I don't think I can go demand a replacement.. or can I?
The flashing video is highly likely to have done this. The pixels around the area you started rapidly flashing got stressed.
 

kevin.rivers

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BlizzardBomb said:
The flashing video is highly likely to have done this. The pixels around the area you started rapidly flashing got stressed.
yeah I read about that... so will the dark area go away eventually?