Minor dead pixel or screen defect on iMac

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  1. Mork macrumors 6502

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    If I really, really, look for it, on the left side of the iMac 27" screen, there's what looks like a little dark spec. I'm not sure if it's a dead pixel or a small monitor defect.

    Is this type of defect normal?

    No reason to return the thing, right?

    Thanks in advance for any (comforting <s>) replies.

    - M
     
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    Could you change the wallpaper to white or blue and then send a pic? It might be image persistence
     
  3. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey HH!

    How best to send the image?

    -- M
     
  4. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, nothing shows up on the screenshot image so I guess it's a minor monitor glass defect, eh?

    I can see the dot on the screen, but snagit (for the mac!) doesn't show anything in the screen shot.

    - M
     
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    You can either attach it by clicking [​IMG] or use e.g. ImageShack and then post the link
     
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    You have to take pic with a camera as screenshot is digital and just makes a pic of what is shown, there is no camera in the display :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm an idiot. Sorry.

    How to get the image to you?

    - M
     
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    See my post above ;)

     
  9. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The defect is so minor, my camera can't capture it.

    I guess that should answer my question, eh?

    Thanks.

    - M
     
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    If it annoys you, return it. Is recognizable with all backgrounds or only with certain colored ones?
     
  11. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really noticeable with white and blue.

    However, it is annoying so I will swap the machine out tomorrow.

    (now, time to wipe the disk and re-install OS/X)

    The Apple store was quite nice about it.

    Thanks HH!

    - M
     

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