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#1 Vosscharge

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:48 AM

My computer seems to be displaying an odd increase in dead pixels. I'm running a Dell 1545 with Windows 7 with Mobile Intel Series Express chipset and a "Generic PnP" monitor. The first dead pizel is actually several. They popped up in the upper left hand corner of my screen. Started as scattered and they were discolored (Red, green, and blue). Recently they've turned black. The overall area they're in is about half an inch of screen and form a "spiky" circular shape. Some spots within this spiky circle have gone entirely black whereas others, mostly in the center of the shape, are individual pixels.

Another strongly resembling an underscore has popped up in the middle of the screen.

What bugs me is that the larger bunch of dead pixels seems to be growing slightly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've tried Jscreen Fix on these for a few periods of five minutes seemingly without helping.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:17 AM

Additionally: these pixels are visible even when the screen is off. Anyone?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:01 PM

Unfortunately it sounds to me rather like a "bleed", where the cells containing the liquid crystal rupture and bleed out (a different thing to backlight bleed). That becomes visible when the monitor is off.

Any chance of seeing a digital camera shot of the screen, off and on?

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

I will try to do that now, hopefully I can find the old camera. Sorry for the delay and thanks for the help.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:40 PM

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that's it. I'm really hoping it isn't screen bleed seeing as how I don't possess the receipt for this computer. It's less than 90 days old, but it's also the only one I'm using right now, seeing as how inexperience led to my desktop becoming a virus quagmire (And having the unfortunate of the restore disc being stolen). It looks exactly the same with the screen off, minus the flecks of red you can see. Can get a second image of the area with the monitor off if it will help though.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:57 PM

Yep, that's a classic (if slightly wobbly) christmas tree pixel bleed.

I'd take a punt and say in my experience there's a fair chance there's an LG.Philips panel in it, most of those I've seen have been in LG.Philips ones.

Bit awkward not having the receipt if it's in the warranty period - I've never dealt with Dell, should they have a record of the purchase?

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 03:34 AM

Picked it up from best buy so, don't think so. Sticky situation. Any way to slow it down perhaps? If I can't make it last at least a few more months there's no way I'll be able to get a new one should Dell choose not to purchase it.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:45 AM

If you have a Best Buy rewards card you can go on line go through the log in thing and find your buying history with purchase dates.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:18 AM

No way to know if it's going to get any worse, or delay it if it is, I'm afraid.

Do whatever you can to chase up Proof of Purchase.

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