Stuck Pixel

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by KPOM, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I noticed a stuck pixel in the upper right quadrant of my screen the other day (about 2 inches from the top and 4 inches from the right edge). I've tried JScreenFix, a "pixel massage" and the tapping thing to no avail. Has anyone tried something that has worked on the Rev D screens (13")? It's stuck on red and so is most prominent when there is a dark background.
  2. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    I'm sorry to say that nothing will work to fix that stuck/dead pixel. I have been victims of these in the past and from experience, if it's stuck, it's stuck. A replacement of the unit is the best remedy...if you still can do that.
  3. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    agree...sometimes, although its rare they do come back...try to exchange if at all possible
  4. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Thanks. It's more than 3 months old so it's well past the return period. If 3 more pixels go in the next 8.5 months I'll make another Genius Bar appointment. Fortunately it is most noticeable with dark screens and disappears entirely in red or white so I'll probably just try not to pay attention to it. Is it possible to actually repair these things (as in send it in for a fix)? This is actually the first time I've noticed a stuck pixel (it's my third MacBook Air and between the office and home probably my 10th or 11th notebook).
  5. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    not without replacing the whole screen...

    still may be worth a shot of an exchange...i have heard of others getting a replacement for one stuck pixel...good luck
  6. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    The pixel is flickering on and off now, so maybe there is an outside chance it is unsticking itself. We'll see over the next few days.
  7. namtaB macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2011
    I feel your pain. My old Thinkpad T42 went through 2 screens. The first replacement had dead pixels and then died after about a year. The second replacement had dead pixels and a burn mark on it probably bc the guy who replaced it just hacked at the thing. I hope it gets unstuck.
  8. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    What I'm noticing now is that when the screen first starts up, it's stuck. Then sometimes it frees up for a few minutes, and then sticks again. If it's just the one pixel I won't bother.
  9. kkel19 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2011
    found a stuck pixel on my 11 inch mba is just about a month old...probably will get over it...I feel like Apple's quality have been degrading ever since its been in such high demand...but what am i to say
  10. fatlardo macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2011
    Just go to youtube and search stuck pixel or pixel remover, run it for 5 minutes and that should usually work.
  11. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    Take it to a genius. A screen so small should not have any dead or stuck pixels. I returned a MBP with one once, within the first 14 days, the Apple sales guy felt so bad, he gave me a free sleeve.
  12. kkel19 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2011
    stuck pixel fixer didnt work (not surprised)...the thing is i purchased over a month ago back in february...too late now i guess...especially with their new policy...ughhhh...never had any problems with my mbp 2009 their QC is getting so bad..this was my 3rd mba because there were dings and dents on the first lame..blame it on foxconn
  13. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    might work for you?

    i bought a used lcd tv a while back...brought it home and found doa pixel....did some reading and used this method

    -place soft cloth over pixel and lightly rub with the tip of your finger over pixel area....worked for me,pixel is gone and not returned for over last 6 months (maybe tv is diff?)

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