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I have a burn mark on my screen, and it seems to get bigger and bigger. I don't know why it's there. I know about ghosting, but my screen saver is usually running if my computer is idle. The only thing I can think of, is how I run it all the time. It's a laptop, and I use it for everything: gaming, programming etc. It stays pretty hot because it's on about 6-8 hours a day.

Any suggestions/comments?

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Are you sure it's a burn mark? LCDs don't have phosphor burn-in.

Is there any way you can take a picture of the screen and post it here?

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I think the screen is going bad. My mom just got a new digital camera, and as soon as I can, I'll get a picture of it.

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I still don't have a picture, but I contacted Dell and got an email pretty quick. They said they were sending me a new LCD screen...No questions asked. That's what you call top notch tech support.

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Alex, here's a picture of what was going on. It's more prominent than it looks, but you can tell what's going on:


Well, I had a picture but it's not letting me post it.

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Often sunlight or extreme cold can damage an LCD screen. Injury to the seal can also let air in, damaging the screen.

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Being a laptop, I would wager so, unless running an outboard monitor as I plan to do with mine.
Does the image look like a dark splotch, so to speak?
Bill

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Yeah. It was kind of like a dark splotch. It got darker and darker as time went on, and then another one showed soon after. But I emailed dell and they had a rep come out and replace it...so that was good.

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Well, besides a nasty, but small scratch on my dated IBM LCD, there is also a thumb sized, dark circle 'splotch' as well, but the whole time I have owned it, never got worse. For a time when my friend had it during MN winter months, it developed nasty horizontal lines and I thought it was 'toast'. However, later, when I was back to using it... it cleared up rather quickly...might have been temp or stored near magnet that effected it. How long did that process take?

Another thing I just noticed was while trying a suggested remedy of rubbing the screen area to try to 'wake' dead pixels, though caution is suggested....didn't help my new monitor but showed a difference in reaction vs doing the same to the older IBM screen...tracing my finger around the screen showed a wrinkling affect, much like a water surface that disappaited as you moved the pressure away.
The Mits LCD panal is not prone to this affect
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