Tiniest Piece Of Dust Stuck Under My Screen

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  1. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    It’s driving me nuts. Any way to get rid of it. I know its a far fetched thing to ask, but I figured I would give it a shot. I noticed it a few days ago and now I cant stop seeing it. Also, do any of you guys know of a non matte fingerprint resistant screen protector?

    I looked into it a little bit more. Turns out it might be a dead pixel.

    I have applecare. I was wondering what they will do. Will they replace my screen, give me a refurbished 09 model, or give me a brand new computer?
     
  2. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried banging on it?

    What I do when there is dust in an inaccessible space on a product I own is:
    First since this is a laptop, open the laptop to where the screen and keyboard at a 90 degree angle from each other
    Then place the laptop on its side
    Now start softly striking the side of the display
    If the dust does not move then increase the force applied during the strike
    Continue this until dust finally leaves your view

    Good Luck
     
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    this is a good idea, but know the limits... if you ht it too hard, you will damage your computer. if you hit it too lightly, nothing will happen... just understand that you can always take it to apple, assuming that you have a warranty :)
     
  4. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Tell you to go home, turn it on its side and bang on it.:D
     
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  7. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    You should really not bang on it. Your only option is to take it to apple if you cannot live with it. This is why I am giving you a hard time.
     
  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    they could remove the dust or replace the display... explain to them how annoying it is and that it is all that you focus on when you look at the screen.
     
  9. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol, seriously though.
    first I thought it was a piece of dust, and then I thought it was a stuck pixel but I turned off my computer and its still visible, so it cant be a stuck pixel (right?).

    I don’t want to hit my computer too hard, so I will just take it to apple. I have apple care by the way.
     
  10. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Its obviously dust, and apple will either replace the computer or replace the entire display assembling. You should hope they simply will replace the computer. How old is it?
     
  11. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    5 months old. Its a late 2009 model.

    if they do replace it will i get an 2010 i5 or a refurbished 09?
     
  12. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    it is not a tuck pixel, because it is visible when the computer is off... on which part of the screen is the speck of dust? it is a good idea to take it to apple. what model macbook pro do you have?
     
  13. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Dust under the screen will not get you a replacement computer. It's Apple's call and IF and only IF they cover anything they will replace your screen but that's farfetched. They generally exchange the computer if it's brand new with dust under the screen.
     
  14. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Middle lengthwise, 2/3 towards the bottom height-wise.
    Late 09, 15”


    alright, I’ll just deal with the annoying piece of dust that is giving me a headache, literally.
     
  15. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Has this been there since it was new?

    More than likely they will not replace it unless there are other problems since its five months old.

    And if it has not been there since it was new, more than likely the dust will move again and hopefully settle at the bottom of the display.

    Apple will more than likely replace the display, but repairs are not always perfect and this is a tiny defect. You could receive a display with a dead pixel or other parts of the computer may be damaged during the repair meaning other problems in the future.

    Could you post a picture?
     
  16. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    alright, ill just wait it out.
    I cannot post a pic, sorry. But it is basically a gray square the size of a period halfway down my screen.


    -----.
    -----^ right there.

    It is actually a little bigger.
     
  17. erure macrumors regular

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    I had a ton of dust under the screen of my iMac after I sent it in for repairs about 10 times (they couldn't find the source of the problem so they ended up swapping most of the inside parts) and it seriously looked like dozens of stuck/dead pixels. I took it to the apple store and they cleaned it out, but because the back of the apple store is not a dust-free environment, there were still a few stuck there. I'd wanted a replacement but instead I got a lecture about how geniuses aren't robots who can make everything perfect for me ._. I had applecare too. Anyway don't settle for less and either make them clean it out so that it's flawless or give you an exchange.
     
  18. Narse77 macrumors regular

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    So you got an exchange??? Your post makes it sound like you did not but yet you insist on him not giving in lol
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I saw this thread title after visiting some news sites.... it really puts things in perspective:

    Killeen man arrested in Houston woman's 2009 death
    Boy critical, dad serious after boating accident
    Raging California Wildfire Approaches Homes
    Grizzly that fatally mauled 3 people euthanized
    'Significant progress' in cleaning Michigan oil spill
    Woman lost 6 days found OK
    Fallen firefighters mourned
    More than 100 hurt in Iran earthquake
    Uganda charges 3 in World Cup bombings
    Mexican drug lord killed | 15 executed in road

    Tiniest Piece Of Dust Stuck Under My Screen​

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. erure macrumors regular

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    No, I was unable to get an exchange. I'm basically telling the OP not to make the same mistake I did.
     
  21. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Here is another way of looking at than comparing it to natural disasters. Why do you care if it's there and can be seen when the display is off? When the display is off, you are not using it and more than likely the laptop will be closed. Then since this has not always been there, mostly likely it will move again and likely end up at the base of the display where it won't be seen or cannot be noticed.
     

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