Macbook Pro Unibody: stuck pixel + shadow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by merisorul, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. merisorul macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I have a 15" Macbook Pro Unibody mid 2009 and there is a very discrete shadow in the center of the screen (approx. 0,5 cm). In the center of this shadow are 3-4 stuck red pixels (hot pixels). One of them is constant, the others appear occasionally (when I move the lid for example). If I knock in the lid or gently press the screen with a cloth, the constant stuck pixel disappears but reappears after restart. I used JscreenFix and a widget that rapidly changes color but...no success. What causes this shadow and stuck pixels? They are not disturbing and I can live with that but could they progress in time and affect all the display? I can't use my Apple warranty as I work in a different country.
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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  3. merisorul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I only have the laptop and the charger with me, I work from 9 to 17 and live 20 km away from the nearest town. That is why I need to know if I have to worry concerning this matter.
    As I said, the pixel(s) don't bother me, I hardly notice them when working. I was wondering if this problem can progress, and what causes it?
    One pixel is 90% of time there (if I press the screen it dissappers but reappers after restart), the others - from time to time if I move/press the lid.
     
  4. unwinded macrumors regular

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    I've seen quite a few LCD display over the years and any time something like you described happens, it's usually just the start of a developing issue. It's not uncommon for a new display to have stuck pixels, but it is for them to suddenly develop. Try gently massaging the area with a microfiber cloth. If it gets worse right away, obviously stop. If they go away just keep in mind that they could come back. But if there is a shadowy area, I would suspect the problem is just going to get worse and develop what I call a 'black hole'.

    I would definitely get it checked out though. Is it still under warranty? I might be mistaken but I do believe there is warranty for one year if you didn't get Applecare (not sure if that has passed for you or not).
     
  5. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    They'll fix the screen because of multiple dead pixels.
     
  6. merisorul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only problem is that I only have my macbook and charger with me, I work from 9 to 17 at 20 km away from town. I don't have the sale receipt or box here, but I have registered my laptop with apple.
     
  7. merisorul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are no dead pixels, just one stuck red pixel and 2 inconstant ones in the same very discrete shadowy area (approx. 0,5 cm).
     

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