TONS of stuck /dead pixels on my iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by xSeanZx, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. xSeanZx macrumors member

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    Ok, well I truly didn't notice this until I installed leopard, i KNOW it has nothing to do with it, but it was weird.

    Anyways, in the bottom right corner of my new 24 inch Alu iMac (Purchased Oct. 13, 2007), I can count about 30-40 dead pixels, all sort of in a cluster. Its weird because there are ones that seem real big (the 30-40) , and a ton of smaller ones.

    Now I have read about Apples policy with dead pixels, but this many is just ridiculous. Does anyone know how it works if I have the apple care for my mac? Should I be able to exchange it?
     
  2. Richard.John macrumors regular

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    Are you sure they are not software dead pixels? Try rebooting the machine as I have seen some store units with this issue. The fact that some are different sizes suggests a non hardware solution.
     
  3. xSeanZx thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Either way, you should certainly be able to exchange it. 30-40 stuck pixels is ridiculous, especially if they're stuck in the same general area.

    Let us know how it turns out. :)
     
  5. xSeanZx thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I am taking it to my apple store this weekend. We will see how it goes
     
  6. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    check again in the morning...
    i was running iTunes visualizer full screen shortly after i got my alu iMac and after running it for a few hours, i saw four "dead pixels" in the upper left of my screen. i was horrified. apple's policy was for five. my display had been flawless up until that day. they looked exactly like dead pixels too - four black pixels. i ran the stuck pixel web sites to no avail. then i put my comp to sleep and went to bed. they were gone in the morning and haven't shown up since. that was over a month ago. my screen is perfect now.
    you may not have the same experience, but then again, you just might! :)
     

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