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Red spot on LCD

When the background on my laptop is dark, one can notice a tiny red spot on the screen. All I need to know is as follows: 1) Technically what's a red spot? 2) How does a red spot occure? 3) Is a red spot a manufacturing defect? 4) When there is a red spot on the LCD. Do we require the LCD to be replaced immidiately? I bought a brand new "Advent 9215" 2 weeks ago and i already have a small red spot visible only on dark. Does anyone know what these spots are and why they appear?

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Hi,
1) That red spot means that a pixel is stuck, actually it's very common on LCDs.
2 and 3) It usually occurs for a manufacturing issue.
4) The most of the time it doesn't mean that the whole screen is going to fail, but in my case I would take advantage of the warranty if the laptop is brand new and the warranty is still there.
Good Luck!!!

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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