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mrdrphil007

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I have an Acer 17" 8ms VGA monitor that has faded color wise where firefox browser toolbars meet, creating ugly white lines. I think its because they are always displayed because im always on the internet.
its making my bikini wallpaper girl look really bad. I have the monitor set on 75Hz.
anybody know what this is? is the damage permanent? Anybody ever dealt with Acer before?
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Neil Jones

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Is it a flatscreen monitor? It may have developed bad pixels.
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oh yeah man its a flat screen, and I can totally see where my yahoo buttons have killed the pixels. I hate you Acer.
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Claim under any warranty you may have for dead pixels, but review Acer's policy on dead pixels before you claim.

If its not under warranty, then its time for a new monitor.
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Yeah, kinda sounds like dead pixels, acer have a pretty decent dead pixel policy if i remember its not a question of dead pixels but how many you have, if its one or two they wont take it back usually. 75Hz sounds a tad high for a flatpanel, they usually like it lower around 60Hz.

Dead pixels happen, even the best flatpanels get them its just bad luck really, remember not to set the brightness to high it can agrevate dead pixels and hurts your eyes.
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alright i turned it all the way down to 60Hz. Maybe that'll keep it from worsening, until ive got $400 to pay for a 19" Viewsonic.
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