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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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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.

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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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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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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?

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Some kind of bodily fluid... :shiftyninja:

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

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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'.

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

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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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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

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there was actual physical damage done to the screen. ive seen this before. most likely the color filter substrate got damaged.

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So after leaving the laptop off all weekend and turning it back on today, the 'patch' has completely disappeared. I don't know whether I should chance and keep the laptop. What do you guys think?

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LCDs don't get burn in. That is only in the old tube-type displays. Also 'dead' pixels will appear black on the screen, where a 'stuck' pixel will appear as a color such as red, green, or blue.

However, LCDs can get a ghost image of sorts by something wonky in frame buffer memory or whatnot. As you found out, just shutting down the power for an hour or two should let the buffer clear and the image return to normal.

(A stuck pixel can also sometimes be fixed by *gently* rubbing the area with a Q-Tip or soft cloth on your finger tip with enough force to press in on the screen, but not enough to cause damage by scratching. Use a circular motion and you can get the pixel to release and go back to working properly again. I have used this method on one of my IPS displays when a pixel got stuck in green mode and wouldn't release...)

The laptop is probably fine. It sounds that something was stuck in video memory and not clearing from the screen... Do you normally just put the laptop to sleep by closing the lid? Or do you actually do a shutdown on it?

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Sometimes before I doze off I close the lid and it goes into sleep mode. I think I repeatedly had in in sleep mode for about 3 days running before the stuck pixels appeared. Anyhow the stuck pixels have disappeared like they weren't there so I was concerned about the problem recurring

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