Images burning onto the screen?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hugbees, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Hugbees macrumors regular

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    I noticed that through darker colored windows I can see very faded images of my desktop icons and sometimes other windows on it. I think the still images are burning onto the screen. Is there anyway to keep this from happening, and will the damage already done disappear eventually?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    What kind of monitor are you using? Screen burn in hasn't been an issue since the mid-90's. Use a screen saver and typically the burn in does not go away. It's permanent.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  4. Hugbees thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah its persistence then, I feel like it does go away too. Thanks
     
  5. Hugbees thread starter macrumors regular

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    So is it safe to keep screen brightness at max or should I take it down a few?
     
  6. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    Image brightness isn't due to the LCD, it is from the backlight, so bright or dim, it doesn't affect the performance or longevity of the liquid crystals.
     

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