MBP 13 Dead Pixels Again!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by captain-rossco, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. captain-rossco macrumors member

    May 18, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Hi All,

    Tomorrow morning the brand new MBP 13 2.53 goes back to Apple for yet another dead pixel issue!

    The Staff in my local store are so, so helpful and are always there to help, but this will be my 4th pixel related return. It's a mighty fine machine but I'm beginning to feel like "that guy" who always takes his macs back!

    Has anyone else had (or known of anyone) with similar screen issues?

    Best Wishes
  2. sparkie7 macrumors 68010


    Oct 17, 2008
    You should be posting this in the MBP/PB sub-forum buddy
  3. hodgeheg macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2008
    Test it before you leave the store. I've done this before, and found dead pixels.
  4. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2009
    Seems like there are a lot of people in this case. Is it warranty-covered?
  5. thisday macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Well this sound right, but since i dont own a macbook yet i ll ask: you push on/off for the first time, goes through intro etc so you check for pixels and stops in configuation panel. If i close the sceen it will go to sleep and i can continue at home?
  6. crackbookpro macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2009
    Om nom nom nom
    if you post this is the MBP forum, you might have better results...

  7. egk69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    sorry for my ignorance but how do i know if i have a dead pixel!??

    i mean can you clearly see it? or you have to test it some how?
  8. KandyKane macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    I have the 9C9E screen with 1 dead pixel.
    However the pixel is in the dock area below the mail icon if you have the dock how it came originally.
    Now the dock is minimised, it is in the 'status bar' of Safari.
    I decided I could live with it, as there aren't many applications where that 1 pixel in the area it is would affect me in any way.

    To check for dead pixels, you can download an app that goes through different colours and you just look closely at the screen? That is what I did...
  9. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2007
    You clearly don't have one if you don't know what it is. Why bother searching for problems? a dead pixel is a "burnt out" pixel. you would see it.
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If you haven't already noticed it, it probably doesn't affect you, heh...

    Setting the desktop to pure white, then pure black will show any dead/stuck pixels you may have; no programs/apps needed.
  11. egk69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    ohh no, i just want to know how that is done, i've always heard of that on computers and TVs (LCDs) and no one has never explain me , hhehehehehhehe:D
  12. KandyKane macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    What colour and size are dead pixels usually?

    Maybe I just have a persistent bit of dust under the screen?
    I can see it now on the grey status bar, and yes on white and other colours, but not on black.

    *edit* Hmm I used google images, and it didn't really help.
    Oh well, I don't care anyway.
  13. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    A dead pixel will be black, as it's dead.

    A stuck pixel will be either red, green, blue or white.

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