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Stuck pixel on brand new MBP

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Just received my 15" MBP (high res, antiglare)... there's a single pixel, permanently purple pixel in the upper left-hand quadrant of the screen... it's minor, but it's annoying me. Any suggestions? How common are these?
Thanks,
Michael
post #2 of 6
I'd take it back - if it's annoying you now it'll really bug you in a week or two ...

Any display can have the dead/stuck pixel issue develop although Apple displays are generally pretty good.
post #3 of 6
They are more common on higher resolution screens. Sometimes they clear if you massage the pixel with your finger or flash a quickly changing pattern over it. There are websites with pixel-clearing animations.

Apple may or may not replace the laptop as they apparently allow up to 3 on laptops:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/05/a...alies-accepta/

I'd give it a few days to see if it clears and if not, try to take it back for replacement and make sure to back up your data as they won't migrate it.
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well... I exchanged it for a replacement... which has two dead pixels. I think I'm kind of screwed at this point.
post #5 of 6
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Well... I exchanged it for a replacement... which has two dead pixels. I think I'm kind of screwed at this point.

Go get a refund then buy it from Best Buy with an accidental policy. Then if it happens with in 2 years you're covered.

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post #6 of 6
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Well... I exchanged it for a replacement... which has two dead pixels. I think I'm kind of screwed at this point.

If you were able to exchange it the first time, exchange it again then. Good luck.
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