What is this.. Stuck Pixels?

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  1. yode macrumors 6502

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    is this a stuck pixel or what.. its underneath the screen cover. i thought stuck pixels are only red green or blue and dead pixels are black. this looks more like a gray splotch
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    im sorry this is the best pic i can get all i have is my phone to take pictures

    anyways can i do anything about this? i got this a month and a half ago so yea..
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Almost looks like dust trapped behind the screen.
     
  3. yode thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im pretty sure it isnt dust, it looks too like liquidy splotchy
     
  4. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    Yode, what Mac do you have? I am having the same problem. If you could let me know what you find out, I will do the same for you. I have a post on here too, and I will probably be calling Apple today to see what I can get worked out.

    Thanks
    Christopher
     
  5. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I think someone sneezed when they assembled your Mac! :p
     
  6. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    Well then they should have cleaned it up.

    But seriously, my mac was assembled before the first IntelMac was released. I bought my PowerBook the November before, boy was I mad.


    Christopher
     
  7. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I would be too. Frankly, I probably would have returned it because that would be hard for me to work (and live) with.

    It has to be dirt or something. What else could it be?
     
  8. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    I would have returned it but I was outside my 15 days. So oh well, it has been a GREAT machine.

    I just got done cleaning it again (second time today). It is still there.

    Christopher
     
  9. majordude macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't look like something you can clean. It looks like it is under or behind the screen, doesn't it?
     
  10. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    that is what I am thinking. But how could it have gotten there??
     
  11. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I can only assume that it happened during assembly or maybe if you used compressed air and blew something back there but I don't know if that is possible.
     
  12. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    Well I would agree with you on the assembly if it had been there the whole time, but it just showed up yesterday. As for the compressed air, I did use some on it about 3 weeks ago but not since. I never spray the screen with compressed air, only the keyboard and that is never pulling the trigger more than about an eighth of an inch.

    Christopher
     
  13. yode thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it is a macbook pro, i got it beginning of august. i hope apple can do something about it because its getting annoying..
     
  14. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    Man that really sucks. I don't see any reason why Apple couldn't do something about it. I am going to go to an Apple store as soon as I can. Also I am sorry for crapping on your thread, by the way.

    Christopher
     
  15. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Maybe you can send that photo via email to Steve Jobs' email account (search for it). They might be able to let you know what it is and what they can do for you.
     
  16. jakeguy99 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2.4ghz mac book pro and just recently I had a silvery/white pixel go bad. The problems with these computers are just building up.
     
  17. yode thread starter macrumors 6502

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    please post on what they say when you go to the apple store. thanks
     
  18. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    Trust me I will. If thy do something about my old PowerBook then they better do something about yours.

    Christopher
     
  19. n0d3 macrumors regular

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    This has been discussed before a few times, I myself having these spots appearing everywhere on my first gen MBP. The general consensus was that the LCD was kinda leaking, I suggest you push for a change.
     
  20. majordude macrumors 68020

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    That's the "L" in LCD. Liquid Chrystal Display... didn't think it was literal though.
     
  21. yode thread starter macrumors 6502

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    did you contact apple about the LCD? if so, did they do anything about it?
     
  22. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    Argh!!!

    Does anyone know how the reservation thing works at the Genius Bar at the Apple Store?

    The only day that I can go is Thursday, and after I get off work (3:30) and it is a 2+ hour drive just to get there.

    I wish there was an Apple Store closer.

    Christopher
     
  23. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Two hours?! Just call Apple care and they will send you out a box and ship it to them in that. The guys at the Apple store aren't going to be able to fix your screen for you while you wait anyway.
     
  24. cmcconkey macrumors 6502

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    I know that. It is just a reason to talk my girlfriend in going to Atlanta. There is a REALLY good place to eat close by to that Apple Store.


    Christopher
     
  25. majordude macrumors 68020

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    ...and you know honey, I am so tired from driving, standing in line, eating that large meal... I think we ought to get a room and stay the night... hint, hint. :rolleyes:
     

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