weird line of dead pixels on 13" air...?

ihonda

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ok so last night i was watching a movie and saw what i thought was a hair or dust, here upon closer inspection it appears to be a small line of dead pixels, various colors. it actually almost looks like a tear.. has anyone experienced anything like this? id really prefer not to have it serviced because i just put my wrapsol on so id have to take off the top/bottom which then means id have to order a replacement...

here is a pic of what im talking about.


https://skitch.com/jacobgaul/gmpub/img-0087
 

soco

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Dec 14, 2009
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That really sucks. Have you tried any of those dead pixel fixer kind of websites? Although, I doubt they're dead pixels in the fixable sense. You're probably looking at a need to replace the screen.
 

Roman2K~

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Mar 11, 2011
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First sign of the panel dying. There's a Samsung 2433BW at work that's been showing the same symptoms at the bottom-center for about 2 years. It's grown to "only" about 4 cm wide over time, but it's still spreading.

I'm sorry you're encountering this issue, but it's a good thing you caught it early... Your wrapsol can't be worth an LCD panel, you should bring it to the genius bar whenever you can.
 

TheRealDamager

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ok so last night i was watching a movie and saw what i thought was a hair or dust, here upon closer inspection it appears to be a small line of dead pixels, various colors. it actually almost looks like a tear.. has anyone experienced anything like this? id really prefer not to have it serviced because i just put my wrapsol on so id have to take off the top/bottom which then means id have to order a replacement...

here is a pic of what im talking about.


https://skitch.com/jacobgaul/gmpub/img-0087
Call Wrapsol - I had a similar situation (not screen, but fixing a wrapsoled air) and they sent me a new one for the cost of shipping.
 

Aras87

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Sep 14, 2011
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Another MBA and another screen problem. Dead pixels, uneven backlight brightness, black spots at the screen edges..
 

pgiguere1

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May 28, 2009
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That's actually better than getting a single dead pixel since you can be sure you're covered by warranty.

I had a dead pixel on my brand new 13" MBP a while ago and Apple didn't want to replace it since it didn't have 3 dead pixels or whatever the minimum number was.
 

Roman2K~

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Mar 11, 2011
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Another MBA and another screen problem. Dead pixels, uneven backlight brightness, black spots at the screen edges..
Actually, MBA screens are a non-issue: the number of people complaining about their screens is next to nothing compared to the number of satisfied customers who don't have a single problem (but remain silent about it).

And, like mentioned by Aras87, it's not a single dead pixel so it's covered by the warranty. Nothing to worry about.
 

ihonda

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Well I think I'm gonna wait until August to get it fixed incase the screen dies more. I don't really notice it so I'll wait as long as I can before I have to get it fixed. I can't be without my air and I'm pretty sure they wont just do a swap and I don't want to leave it so I'll have to wait.
 

Macman45

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Spot On

Actually, MBA screens are a non-issue: the number of people complaining about their screens is next to nothing compared to the number of satisfied customers who don't have a single problem (but remain silent about it).

And, like mentioned by Aras87, it's not a single dead pixel so it's covered by the warranty. Nothing to worry about.
+1 Apple will replace it, and I have had no issues with my 13" Air.
 

ihonda

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Replace it on the spot for a new one or will they have to check it in for service?
 

KnightWRX

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Jan 28, 2009
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Replace it on the spot for a new one or will they have to check it in for service?
When I had my MBA display swapped out, they just ordered it and I left with my MBA that day. When the part came in, they called me, I dropped the MBA off and the next day I picked it up.
 

macsymacker

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Nov 12, 2011
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Hi there!

How old is your machine?

Thanks.

ok so last night i was watching a movie and saw what i thought was a hair or dust, here upon closer inspection it appears to be a small line of dead pixels, various colors. it actually almost looks like a tear.. has anyone experienced anything like this? id really prefer not to have it serviced because i just put my wrapsol on so id have to take off the top/bottom which then means id have to order a replacement...

here is a pic of what im talking about.


https://skitch.com/jacobgaul/gmpub/img-0087
 
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