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dead pixels with thinkpads?

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by nameIess, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. nameIess

    nameIess Notebook Consultant

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    hey all,

    ok i've been reading this forum since yesterday and i noticed many people are talking about missing pixels in their new thinkpads.

    dead or missing pixels? is that some known defect with thinkpads?
     
  2. jnorman5

    jnorman5 Notebook Consultant

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    I haven't heard of too many. I just got my T61p two weeks ago and no dead/stuck pixels yet.
     
  3. natejosiah

    natejosiah Notebook Geek

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    Norman did you get WSXGA+ or WUXGA?
     
  4. steve p

    steve p Notebook Evangelist

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    Dead/stuck pixels unfortunately are a fact of life. All laptop manufacturers ship some of their laptops with dead/stuck pixels. Lenovos are not unique nor do they suffer any more from this than most other name brands.
     
  5. DeviLFisH111

    DeviLFisH111 Notebook Guru

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    what I know they don;t changed unless u got more than 5 dead pixel .

    correct me if I am wrong , cos I happen to remb my local side the warrenty policy got stated.
     
  6. nameIess

    nameIess Notebook Consultant

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    yes I know. but for example I never read a single thread at macbook forums about dead pixels. why? because apparently its never been an issue with that computer.
    and the fact that every one gets his thinkpad and talks about dead pixels right away makes me wonder.. has there been an issue with the thinkpads specifically?
     
  7. Blue Diamond

    Blue Diamond Notebook Evangelist

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    are dead pixels very prominent? as in very easily spotted?
     
  8. nameIess

    nameIess Notebook Consultant

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    i can spot one, yeah. but its not that annoying. lol well, maybe it is. dunno. depends. i had one on my psp. and it almost made me crazy the first two weeks. then i forgot all about it.
     
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    steve p Notebook Evangelist

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    Although I can't specifically speak about Apple and their dead/stuck pixel policy, I would be extremely surprised if they actually checked and shipped their LCDs with absolutely none of them. If they do kudos to them.

    ps My LCD has no dead/stuck pixels
     
  10. tbNB

    tbNB Notebook Consultant

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    I bought 2 T61 WSXGA+ systems 2 weeks ago, no stuck/dead pixels that I can find. :)
     
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    gamemint Notebook Evangelist

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    they are ususally stuck pixels but I have only read on a few people having a problem with them
     
  12. markeaux

    markeaux Newbie

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    No dead/stuck pixels on my WSXGA+ T61p built 19mar08.
     
  13. jnorman5

    jnorman5 Notebook Consultant

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    I got the standard WSXGA+. I do find my screen a little grainy but the solidness of the notebook makes up for it.
     
  14. jnorman5

    jnorman5 Notebook Consultant

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    I had a stuck pixel near the center of my screen with my old D610 that never changed from blue. Honestly, I noticed it the odd time and when I was watching a movie with a dark background, but otherwise, barely noticeable.

    And on a side note, for those of you who haven't seen this link, I love this program. It's called Dead Pixel Buddy and it makes finding a dead/stuck pixel very easy to spot.

    http://www.laptopshowcase.co.uk/downloads.php?id=1

    Cheers,

    Josh
     
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    adwoodw Notebook Guru

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    no dead pixels on my recently purchased T61 with a march 2008 build date
     
  16. SonDa5

    SonDa5 Notebook Deity

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    My T61p doesn't have a single dead or stuck pixel. :)

    I have zero tolerance when it comes to dead or stuck pixels. Not acceptable.
     
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    markeaux Newbie

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  18. Mtnbiker

    Mtnbiker Notebook Consultant

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    I had a stuck pixel on my T61P (built March 08)... tech support was rude and worthless. I was finally able to return it for a re-order (by going through my original salesperson) and am now waiting on the replacement system.

    Lenovo has a good product (despite the pixel, that happens). Their policies and tech support just plain suck. This is suprising, as they supposedly cater to the business-oriented types who normally wouldn't put up with that.

    I'll give Dell this much, their customer service was awesome. If I didn't like the T61's keyboard so much, I'd just stick with them.
     
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