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12/26/2005 03:05:43 PM · #1
I have this new 17" LCD monitor and it has one dead pixel.Should I worry about it or it's normal;should I change the monitor? What do u think?
12/26/2005 03:29:46 PM · #2
anybody?!
12/26/2005 04:02:21 PM · #3
Most LCD's have or develop dead pixels. Normally if it is only one or two it is not a problem.

Also, most retail outlets will not take them back for a dead pixel problem unless they are numorous.

If it is not dead center and distracting I wouold not bother. If it dows bother you see if they will exhchange it.
12/26/2005 04:04:33 PM · #4
personally if I bpught a new monitor with a dead pixel I would exchange it. The monitor should not be "broken" when you buy it.
12/26/2005 04:45:25 PM · #5
Originally posted by megatherian:

personally if I bpught a new monitor with a dead pixel I would exchange it. The monitor should not be "broken" when you buy it.

agreed -- they wouldn't be willing to receive less than the asking price, so why should you be willing to accept less than the advertised product?

David
12/26/2005 04:55:45 PM · #6
They will surely replace it if its a reputable shop. Sure its a common thing though, but you can usually replace items in the larger stores. It does seem a common occurance though, so if you did replace it youll probably get another one down the line. I guess its up to you, but its nothing to worry about getting a dead pixel, although Id be annoyed as would most people :)
12/26/2005 05:10:11 PM · #7
But r there any chances that in time dead pixels will apear? When it's a light and bright color on the desktop/background it's ok, but when it's a dark one it's very distracting.

Message edited by author 2005-12-26 17:11:13.
12/26/2005 05:13:56 PM · #8
I think its very commonplace to get 1, and maybe more appear later. Depends what model you got. Its pretty bad I think making things that do this. But chances are youll only get 1 or 2.

//www.tomshardware.com/2003/03/19/penalty/

try reading that and stuff.
12/26/2005 05:24:45 PM · #9
So is there any point changeing it if I know that even if I get a "clean" monitor in time these dead "guys" will appear?
12/26/2005 06:05:00 PM · #10
Its probably a question a lot of people end up asking themselves. Personally if it was me Id take it back just out of pure annoyance, even knowing Id probably get more pixels back and if they wouldnt take it back, then so be it.

You could always just imagine its just a piece of dirt on the screen that you cant be fussed to remove :)
12/26/2005 06:11:06 PM · #11
Originally posted by eyeronik:

Its probably a question a lot of people end up asking themselves. Personally if it was me Id take it back just out of pure annoyance, even knowing Id probably get more pixels back and if they wouldnt take it back, then so be it.

You could always just imagine its just a piece of dirt on the screen that you cant be fussed to remove :)


LOL
12/26/2005 07:14:02 PM · #12
I've been running dual LCD monitors for about 5 years now and don't have any dead pixels (knock on wood)...

I may end up with dead pixels eventually but I've gone years without any - so why star out with one (or more) if you don't have to?
11/29/2006 06:47:12 PM · #13
I am considering getting a 19 inch LCD. We have a few at work and the picture contrast and sharpness seem to be fantastic! I guess the technology is getting better with time?
Neil

Message edited by author 2006-11-29 18:48:29.
11/29/2006 06:52:33 PM · #14
Hmm when I purchased an lcd a few weeks back they had a 7 day return policy for dead pixels. Give them a call and see what they are happy to do about the problem.

11/29/2006 07:22:51 PM · #15
Here is what I know.

- All LCDs as susceptible to dead (black pixels) and stuck pixels (color ones).
- Most manufactures and dealers will only replace the monitor if it has a predetermined # of dead and/or stuck pixels.
- You can sometimes fix stuck pixels by massaging the LCD on and around the pixel. Be careful not to damage it though. Here is a howto.
- There are programs out there that will cycle solid colors as an attempt to un-stick pixels. See UDPixel.
- Many times stuck pixels will burn out in time.

Now for some opinions and suggestions.

- 19" and 17" LCDs run the same resolution. This means that the only difference between them is pixel size. As a result, the 17" monitors will usually look sharper. But if you have poor eye site, a 19" may be a good choice.
- I am in love with the new wide screen 20" monitors. They are effectively a wide screen 17" but run a slightly higher resolution. I run a Samsung 204BW on my desk and love it.

Hope this helps.
11/30/2006 10:10:21 PM · #16
most dead pixels will occur 2-3 weeks after you purchase ur TFT (LCD) some manufacturers say that they have a 0 dead pixel policy - others say you have to have a cluster of 4-5 before they will swap it..
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