Stuck Pixel?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by godaz, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. godaz macrumors regular

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    Booted up my one month old MacBook Pro this morning to find what looked like a mark on the screen.

    On closer inspection it looks to be a defective pixel, which is red in colour. It really stands out against pretty much any colour accept red.

    I have Apple Care, would they replace the screen?

    If not is there, is there anyway to fix this?


    thanks
     
  2. Heat305 macrumors newbie

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    Tough if you're over the 14 day purchase date, they might replace the screen for you if it is like in the middle of the screen. I got mine out of the box and had two stuck pixels, they changed it on the spot for a perfect one. Good Luck;)
     
  3. CW Jones macrumors 6502

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    From what my friend tells me, the magic number of stuck or dead pixels is 3. Once you have 3 of them they will without a doubt replace the screen. This doesn't mean they won't replace it with only 1 stuck or dead pixel, its just not "automatic"
     
  4. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    you can try the message technique if it's a matte screen
     
  5. godaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately I have the glass screen so I'm unable to do that.

    I have installed the dashboard app that flickers different colours to try bring the pixel back to life but Im not sure how long to leave it running for. I dont want to damage the pixel around the area.

    I suppose I'll book a genius bar appointment and see if I get the screen replaced. Whats the turn around time on Screen replacements, do they have them in stock to do there and then?

    I would need a standard 15" MBP screen
     
  6. Stang macrumors member

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    Try some programs that will flash different colors around and at the pixel. That might help to unstick it.

    I'm sure the genius bar will help you out though.
     

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