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Old 07-26-2006, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a weird thing on my new laptop, one of the pixels is what I call "semi dead". It's red sometimes, but sometimes it fixes itself, and if you press on the screen at it then let go it fixes itself for a while. I don't want to return it or anything I'm just wondering if anyone knows how this is possible or if anyone else has seen it ever.
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Old 07-26-2006, 06:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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as far as i know a transistor is eithor on or off so its unlikely that you can have as yu describe semi dead,, they are eithor stuck on or off, although i could b wrong
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That is called a lazy pixel. You need to massage it gently.
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I have something similar, have what looks like a small dead bug stuck under the screen...is it a dead pixel or something else?

Any way to fix?

Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have something similar, have what looks like a small dead bug stuck under the screen...is it a dead pixel or something else?

Any way to fix?

Thanks!
If it moved, than yes it is a bug in the screen - actually very common. open the screen up if you know it is a bug, otherwise RMA if it is annoying.
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Thanks Trifid...is there a way I can see if it is really a bug instead of opening up the screen (which I dont know how to do).
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No idea. Try moving it? see if it doesn't completly cover all the pixels it is over.
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I have a weird thing on my new laptop, one of the pixels is what I call "semi dead". It's red sometimes, but sometimes it fixes itself, and if you press on the screen at it then let go it fixes itself for a while. I don't want to return it or anything I'm just wondering if anyone knows how this is possible or if anyone else has seen it ever.
Hello,

Pixels are made of subpixels - a red, blue and green subpixel. If you're seeing a distinct red on, for example, a white background, then one or several of your subpixels of that pixel are defective, causing your red subpixel to appear more distinct than the blue and green (especially on a white background).

...So it's entirely possible for you to have 'semi-working' pixel.

I would strongly encourage you to have it replaced with a new one.
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yes my friend has one of those. i think you can live with it? just prod it every time it appears.

and dont most manufacturers require a minimum of something like ~7 to RMA anyway?
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while you brought that up, can you make a pixel dead on purpose?
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