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My LCD Monitor has burn-in?? Wtf?

ZeonZeon Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So, i came home from work today and my monitor is really bright, it looks like someone cranked the gamma up to 12. So i turn it on and off a few times, doesnt help, i reboot, and against the black load up screens i can see the windows task bar and the firefox menu bar... I thought LCDs were immune to burn in? How did this happen, and how can i fix it?

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    E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It's not burn in per say, sometimes the pixels will get get stuck. There are a few articles on how you can fix it that can be found through google. The one that worked for me was playing "snow" on the monitor to try flipping the pixels over and over to get them unstuck.

    I'm betting quite a few wow players have an action bar burned into their monitors and will only notice it if they turn their background to white.

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    eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    In an LCD it's called image retention and goes away if you just leave it off for a day or so or move the image that's burnt in.

    So move the taskbar and change your wallpaper for a day or so.

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    cmsamocmsamo Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Not to be a "silly goose" but LCDs can actually get some form of burn in. I don't understand how it happens myself, but I can guarantee that it does.

    I am support team leader for a product that requires a piece of software to be running 24/7 on customer PCs. No screensaver is permitted, because the software is safety critical.

    We have burned through multiple LCD screens, which have been permanently screen burned with an imprint of our application. At design time, we were led to believe that screenburn could not happen to LCDs.

    Believe me, it can, and does.

    It took 6 months of 24/7 use of the same screen before we got burn it, but it did occur.

    EDIT - if it happens, then in my experience, you are hooped. We have replaced 3 monitors because of this, and YES, I have asked our software team to change our software so that it doesn't eat it's way through LCD monitors...

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    eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
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    kitchkitch Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    cmsamo wrote: »
    Not to be a "silly goose" but LCDs can actually get some form of burn in. I don't understand how it happens myself, but I can guarantee that it does.

    I am support team leader for a product that requires a piece of software to be running 24/7 on customer PCs. No screensaver is permitted, because the software is safety critical.

    We have burned through multiple LCD screens, which have been permanently screen burned with an imprint of our application. At design time, we were led to believe that screenburn could not happen to LCDs.

    Believe me, it can, and does.

    It took 6 months of 24/7 use of the same screen before we got burn it, but it did occur.

    EDIT - if it happens, then in my experience, you are hooped. We have replaced 3 monitors because of this, and YES, I have asked our software team to change our software so that it doesn't eat it's way through LCD monitors...

    Does turning down the backlight not help at all?

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    ZeonZeon Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well, thanks for the answers, but is it possible that its actually my graphics card instead? Because leaving the monitor off from the time i made this post until now didnt help, and my computer actually shut down by itself sometime last night. Now the bottom half of the screen has a bit of "snow" which kinda just looks like faint flickering from far away.... Having a hard time beleiving my monitor just shit itself this badly all of a sudden...

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    eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't think the shadow of the taskbar would be the graphics card, but the snow and the fact your monitor was extra bright before could be.

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    illigillig Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    it's image retention... sort of like burn-in but not permanent.... happens if i leave my TV paused for hours as well, it just takes a bit of normal watching, or leaving it off for a bit to fix

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    theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    One thing you can try is going here: http://www.jscreenfix.com/basic.php

    Scroll to the bottom and click Launch JScreenFix. Press F11 to fullscreen your browser and leave it up overnight.

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