Burn-in on LCDs

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hansmax

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I have a new LCD monitor, Samsung, and am wondering if LCDs have any succeptibility to burnin. I know CRTs have been fairly immune in recent years, but don't know much about LCDs. My screen saver in WinXP MCE does not work. After troubleshooting it, it appears to be due to the installation of my wireless mouse and keyboard. MS Knowledge base offers some solutions, but none of them apply to me. I have come to the conclusion that I will probably not be able to fix this without switching back to a PS2 mouse and keyboard. (I really like the wireless) I am wondering if I can expect there to be some burnin down the road after running the computer 8 hours a day or more. Any input would be appreciated.
 

Frank4d

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LCDs may experience "image persistence" which is different from "burn-in" on CRTs. If your LCD displays the desktop or one image for a long period of time, icons or pictures may appear "burned in"... particularly if the icons or images contain near 100% red, green, or blue (I noticed this most with the Real VNC icon, if you have it). Fortunately, this can be corrected on LCD displays (but not on CRTs).

The solution I have tried that works is to enable a screensaver like "Marquee" with a 100% white background and not very much text... or just set a white desktop with no icons. The image persistance will disappear after running this for several hours.
 
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