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Poor Powerbook already got a dead pixel and something else
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LadyBlue
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Feb 14, 2005, 04:38 AM
 
So the other day I noticed something that looked like a dead pixel. The other day the pixel moved down on the screen O.o;;

A couple days later there are these two different sized grey-ish spots near the "dead pixel".

Is it possible that there is something on the inside of my screen?

Plus when you tilt the screen so that your eyes are aligned w/ the cover, you can see a bright light behind the spots when everything else is dimmed, because of the angle. Is that normal?

I'm just worried about my baby
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Feb 14, 2005, 04:56 AM
 
You can download PiXelcheck from versiontracker.com. Free and quite useful. You could also try and massage the dead or stuck pixel(s) and see if that helps.

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Feb 14, 2005, 05:03 AM
 
Originally posted by Randman:
You can download PiXelcheck from versiontracker.com. Free and quite useful. You could also try and massage the dead or stuck pixel(s) and see if that helps.
They are still visible w/ the pixelcheck and I had massaged the dead pixel when I first saw it and then later I noticed it moved after I did that. Thats why I think that it might be possible that its something in the back of the screen, but I have no way of identifying that, and I really don't have time to send my pb in for repairs because I use it for class everyday.
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Feb 14, 2005, 05:05 AM
 
It's like 6 dead pixels before Apple will replace the screen.

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Feb 14, 2005, 05:17 AM
 
Originally posted by Randman:
It's like 6 dead pixels before Apple will replace the screen.
damnit. appreciate the help though
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Feb 14, 2005, 06:33 AM
 
Where'd you buy it?

I've heard of other stores exchanging them, although a dead pixel is officially within spec as far as Apple is concerned. If not, it may either go away in time or you'll just get used to/forget about it. I've seen 2 people with dead pixels on their new powerbooks. I went away, the other one was didn't.


Not sure I understand the other problem though.

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