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#1 JJ_

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:32

I noticed this D shaped burn in the LCD of my laptop. There doesn't seem to be any damage on the surface and the LCD hasn't sustained any damage. I've tried to unsticking it with the unsticking pixel videos with no luck.

Can anyone shed light on this, I'm not sure if they are dead pixels or if this is just a bad

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#2 +techbeck

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:34

I noticed this D shaped burn in the LCD of my laptop. There doesn't seem to be any damage on the surface and the LCD hasn't sustained any damage. I've tried to unsticking it with the unsticking pixel videos with no luck.

Can anyone shed light on this, I'm not sure if they are dead pixels or if this is just a bad


That yellow mark? Looks like something was spilled on it to me. Deal pixels are just tiny pin sized dots on the screen.

#3 OP JJ_

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 21:26

Yeah that's it, sorry the image isn't too clear. There was definately nothing spilled onto the screen nor was it exposed to heat. Proof that LCD's can get burn ins :s

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 21:33

Yeah that's it, sorry the image isn't too clear. There was definately nothing spilled onto the screen nor was it exposed to heat. Proof that LCD's can get burn ins :s


Cell phones can get burnins as well.

Tried cleaning the screen? Probably a bad LCD and will need to be replaced or just deal with it.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 21:58

Yeah that's it, sorry the image isn't too clear. There was definately nothing spilled onto the screen nor was it exposed to heat. Proof that LCD's can get burn ins :s


That's not what a burnt-in display looks like. If it was, tell me--what was being displayed, in that shape, in that spot, for hours/days/weeks?

#6 OP JJ_

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 22:00

Yeah I've tried cleaning it, no dice. I watched a few episodes of 24 before shutting down the laptop yesterday and it was absolutely fine. What's even more is that the laptop is only a month old so I'm leaning towards RMA'ing it.

That's not what a burnt-in display looks like. If it was, tell me--what was being displayed, in that shape, in that spot, for hours/days/weeks?


It was being used as normal. There was nothing fixated on that side where the 'burn in' is.

#7 Kami-

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:36

That's neither dead-pixels nor is it 'burn-in'... looks more like crap on your screen. If you can't clean it (and since you've said it's fairly new) RMA it.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 14:03

does it look the same regardless of the color displayed immediately "behind" it? what if you take a pic with a black background?

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:02

it's not dead pixels or burn in as has been said, it doesn't even match up with the pixels.

it's either something drawn on the screen or spilled on it that has discolored the plastic,ie something you can't clean off but is otherwise "user" cause, though it could be someone else who spilled some chemical or something on it. there is the alternative of a bug between the screen and plastic that got squished, but it's the wrong season and it doesn't look like that either.

#10 Crisp

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:04

Some kind of bodily fluid... :shiftyninja:

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:08

Looks like pressure damage to me, like someone has a heavy pokey finger

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#12 Torolol

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:13

i have LCD with dead pixels, so i can tell that those 'stains' are not.

in your case, are somehow looks like molds infecting the inner layer of the 'plastics'.

#13 ctrl_alt_delete

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 15:39

listen man, clean your screen next time when watching porn turn AWAY from the screen ;-)

#14 _dandy_

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 16:59

It was being used as normal. There was nothing fixated on that side where the 'burn in' is.


...and therefore it's not burn-in. Are you going to take back your claim of "proof" yet? Not saying it can't happen, just sayin' you haven't proved jack ****.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:38

The 'burn in' is barely visible on a black background or at boot but moreso on lighter colours. We can definately rule out it being a stain, 'man juice' or 'pokey finger'. Guess RMA it is