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New iMac G5 20" whit isight problems.
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motecito
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Nov 9, 2005, 01:29 PM
 
HI I JUST WANNA TELL YOU GUYS TO BEWARE WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR iMAC I JUST GOT MY LAST WEEK AND I FIND A DEAD PIXEL ON MY BRAND NEW MAC THE PROCESS TO GET IT FIX OR REPLACEMENT IS A REAL PAIN THE APPLE STORE NEAR ME DONT TAKE IT AND I ORDER ONLINE FROM THE APPLE STORE AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY REPLACEMENT 2 MORE WEEKS TO WAIT AND THE WORSE PART IS ONE OF THE APPLE GENIUS TOLL ME THAT A DEAD PIXEL ON A 20" IS NORMAL.
     
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Nov 9, 2005, 01:32 PM
 
Dead pixels on ALL LCDs are normal.

Stop shouting.
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Nov 9, 2005, 01:58 PM
 
Bad english -- yes
Bad netiquette -- yes
Bad iSight -- no
Bad LCD -- no
Troll -- maybe

Diagnosis -- keyboard driver error
     
brokenjago
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Nov 9, 2005, 02:38 PM
 
OH EM GEE UR iMAC HAS ONE TEH DEAD PIXEL THAT THEY R GOING TO REPLACE 4 U. WHAT EVER WILL U DO?!?!?!?!

Okay, I'm sorry . I just had the urge.
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Nov 9, 2005, 04:15 PM
 
I would try gently massaging first before I went through the replacement trouble/process.

There are many posts about reviving dead pixel or two.

Be glad you don't have a Dell where dead pixels are a way of life.
     
brokenjago
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Nov 9, 2005, 04:43 PM
 
Dead Pixels cannot be revived. STUCK pixels, however, have some kind of chance, or so I've heard.
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Nov 9, 2005, 05:00 PM
 
I was told by Apple that up to 3 dead pixels is acceptable. Beyond that you might have a case for getting it replaced. I had one pixel on my monitor that always shone red.

My current iMac has no dead or odd pixels that I have noticed.
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SShoot3r
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Nov 9, 2005, 08:41 PM
 
my 17" imac with isight has no messed up pixels. My 20" without a isight has one stuck pixel.
     
brokenjago
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Nov 9, 2005, 10:16 PM
 
Rub it! See how it goes. from right to left, or left to right. Don't be afraid to apply a nice amount of pressure, and be sure to use a non-abrasive cloth of some sort. Tell us how it goes. The chance is small, but it might work!
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Nov 10, 2005, 04:50 PM
 
I had the same problem, but I have to agree with Tuishimi on this one, back when I didn't have enough to buy a PowerMac G5 with a nice Apple cinema, I had an old Dell F707P Flat Panel, I bought it second hand for about 150 Dollors and about every month I owned it, about 2 pixels would die. So I replaced it with my very old CRT after about 2 years, until recently when I purchased an Apple 20 Inch.
     
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Nov 10, 2005, 08:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by seanc
Dead pixels on ALL LCDs are normal.
It was normal two years ago. LCD manufacturing processes have improved, and dead pixels are abnormal today. Some companies even gaurentee zero dead pixels.
     
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Nov 11, 2005, 12:17 AM
 
I don't think it's your LCD that has a problem.

It's your shift or Caps Lock that is broken.
     
italiano
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Nov 11, 2005, 06:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by buggsuperstar
I don't think it's your LCD that has a problem.

It's your shift or Caps Lock that is broken.
really.... geesh all caps and cranky too
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