Things to Check on a New Powerbook???

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by OwenMan, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. OwenMan macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2005
    I've just ordered a 1.67 17inch Powerbook. I was wondering what I should check for when I get it?
    Also, does anyone know of any software that helps check for dead pixels?
  2. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    The software is called "vision", you need to have version 1.0 or 2.0. It usually ships with your body when you are born!


    Just put your face close to the screen (while the LCD is on) and check at various lighting angles and positions you will be able to tell what is a dead pixel or stuck on pixel (one color on all the time i.e., red or blue) watch out for dust specks!

    If there is a pixel out, see what Apple can do for you, or wherever you purchased it.

    Humour is good, don't take the first comment seriously.

    Cheers mate.
  3. andrewfee macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2004
    PiXel Check 1.2 is a small freeware app that makes it much quicker to check for dead pixels, hope it helps. :)
  4. kanpachi macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2005
    I would recommend checking the screen hinging mechanism and the screen. In my previous 12" PB, the screen had color distortions towards the bottom border (it was much darker than the rest of the screen). Also, on my current 15" PB, the hinging mechanism makes a slight creaking noise. Good luck on getting a dead-pixel free screen and a good hinge!
  5. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    That the power button works. :) Then its all good from there.

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