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black dotr amd black smear on monitor screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gotemba, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. Gotemba

    Gotemba Thread Starter

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    A black dot 1" in diameter and some black smears have appeared on the bottom right corner of my screen. I believe whatever page I have up is ok behind it. And I think it is getting bigger. Monitor is a Dell 19 " Analog Flat Panel. Maybe it is finished.
     
  2. Frank4d

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    Some LCD screens are subject to image persistance, similar to CRT screen burn in. If you have icons, windows, or images (including your wallpaper) in that area which are predominately (100%) red, green or blue, that could be your problem.

    If that is your problem, it can be fixed. One way is to select "Marquee" as your screensaver and set the screensaver background color to white. Temporarily disable power saving mode for your monitor so it stays on and run the screensaver for several hours. See if the dot and smears go away.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I think the description is a bit more than screen burn. :) I'm guessing the monitor is a goner!
     
  4. Gotemba

    Gotemba Thread Starter

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    I'll try that. Thanks
     
  5. Gotemba

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    Tried the screensaver with white background, still the same
     
  6. Gotemba

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    Monitor is shot. Dell has replaced it. Solved
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Color me surprised. ;) I didn't think from that description the damage was going to be recoverable. :D
     
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