Itunes outline is burned in

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  1. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    It is the descriptions and the top bar of itunes that can be seen most prominently.

    As the title says the itunes descriptions been burned, i can easily see it on the wallpaper along with any open application. This is sad...

    I have the 3 year warranty, should I go to apple store, call support or what?
    If I am going with one of these options which I am sure I am going have to do, will I need to do anything, such as backup?

    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/DOA4/Picture1-12.png
     
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  3. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    I guess you probably should have explored some other facets of OSX beyond iTunes...although, I must admit, iTunes is pretty cool. :D
     
  4. Dany M thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of computer is this?

    Also, you have to use a camera to photograph the screen -- you can't show us burn in by posting a screenshot, because there's nothing wrong with *our* screens....
     
  6. Dany M thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that, I just wanted to show the general area.

    imac 24" alu 2.4ghz

    Well, I can not seem to tkae a good picture of it at all, so what should I do anyways?
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Look, people are trying to help you. Don't purposely antagonize them. :rolleyes:

    Just turn off the screensaver temporarily and use something like this:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20962

    LCDs do not burn in, in a permanent sense. It should fix itself rather rapidly -- e.g. within a few hours.
     
  8. Dany M thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Heh, I didn't mean to jump on him or her, my bad.

    Also thanks for your help, il see what i can do.
     
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  10. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    *facepalm* I need sleep, have been staring at those screenshots for ages now.
     
  11. Dany M thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I have it fixed, i used the pixel fix, ThANKS!
     
  12. TheCreator macrumors member

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    Do you have a screen saver that comes on, or do you have the monitor set to go to sleep after not being used for a while? That stuff should help not get burn in.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Good ideas... unless you're obsessed with watching pretty colors, I just recommend using the energy saver settings to turn the screen off after 15 or 30 or whatever minutes. There really isn't burn in per se on LCDs. You're just letting it sit so long on the same image that the crystals fail to change condition when the current is applied. It's not dangerous to the LCD, and it should never result in any kind of *permanent* damage. But you must be letting it sit for excessively long periods of time on the same screen -- seeing this on someone's home computer is fairly unheard of. You see this phenomenon on LCDs (Plasma and CRT are a different matter) mostly in display kiosks where the screen is on 24/7, showing almost exactly the same thing the whole time....
     
  14. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    I don't see how pixel fix would accomplish anything here, are you sure you aren't just seeing things? :p
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    "Burn" in this case is different than burn on CRTs or Plasma devices... what happens is more like the effect of hysteresis on a magnet, if you want an analogy. Left in one condition for an extended period of time, the pixel doesn't fully respond when a voltage is applied. So if you cycle it rapidly, over time, it essentially "unsticks," just like a stuck pixel. You can also just blanket the entire screen with a white image.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88343

    But it isn't made up... before you accuse the OP of hallucinating, at least Google "LCD image persistence."
     

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