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    Dark spots on LCD monitor (unlike pressure spots)

    Hello
    I have a laptop that seems to have randomly developed these dark spots around the edges of my screen.
    Its not like when you push on the screen but more like stains. See image. That's the best pic I could get it



    Any thoughts or ideas on how to fix this?


    Thanks!

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    Sounds like a problem with the panel itself, as opposed to the backlight for instance. Unless it creates a problem seeing the desktop, it's not worth bothering about.

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    If it's an older monitor, it looks like it's on its way out. Perhaps it's a pixel that's dying. In which case, I'd suggest running this dead pixel test. I not too long ago had a monitor die out on me, you can get a real decent LCD for roughly $100.

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    Looks like what happened to an old PIII lappy of mine. That one looked a little like it had burn marks on it. Screen still worked though. Your monitor is dying bud.


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    nevermind
    Last edited by pullmyfoot; July 21st, 2009 at 11:38 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pullmyfoot View Post
    its a laptop. Replacing the screen will be more like $200-$300 or even $400 if its a big one.
    Not sure where you're shopping, but panels for many popular models can be easily found for under $100. And the replacement is a DIY job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osprey4 View Post
    Not sure where you're shopping, but panels for many popular models can be easily found for under $100. And the replacement is a DIY job.
    really? ok maybe thats because you are in the USA over here its a different story. Forget what I said


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    Sorry, my fault for assuming. Yes, outside the US, things can be quite a bit more.

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    alrighty.. bad news but it happens =(

    Thanks guys!

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    I have the same problem, pic is spot on to what I'm experiencing. Guess there's no real fix, just replace? Seems these spots are multiplying
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    It has nothing to do with pixels. It's something between the glass layers. Any chance there is a lot of moisture around this computer? Anybody use glass cleaner on it? Put a suction cup on the glass in the area of some spots and very very gently pull on it. Do the spots change?

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