one faulty little pixel

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sneeze, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. sneeze macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    This is my first Mac purchased NOV 09 , I am thrilled with it, but I have noticed that there is now one faulty pixel (red colour, ) i 've tried the Jscreen fix applet a few times as directed but it has made no difference. What do you think? Could the pixel right itself quickly, any other fixes? I could call Applecare but it is all so new to me not really too sure. :apple:

    gus
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Apple will not repair or replace for 1 pixel

    If it is red, it appears to be a stuck pixel and not a dead pixel

    You can try downloading Pixel Murder and running it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Apple policy states that if the display has 7 dead pixels, they will replace it for free. You can try talking to a store manager though. Also, you can pay to have the display replaced (but that's pretty expensive).
     
  4. sneeze thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys

    I will try the download, haven't come across that on my search, yeah , the chap who sold me the product was very helpful, so i may go back, do these sometimes fix themselves though?

    thanks for the messages.:)
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

    MacHamster68

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    the pixel just has a rest and is sleeping
    they are so much under stress these little buggers nowadays
    so its gone on strike


    this widget could convince it to go back to work
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20962
     
  6. sneeze thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That widget has been running for 12 hours, and the little pixel is still refusing to wake up...
    it will one day I'm sure. I won't let that put me off my new MAC.
    good weekend all
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

    MacHamster68

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    see the positive side
    you got a pixel on strike
    and not a dead one
     

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