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IBM Thinkpad 600x notebook has one little red spot that does not show any color when the screen is in use.

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IBM Thinkpad 600x notebook has one little red spot that does not show any color when the screen is in use.  Regardless of what is displayed, it does not show up as red when using other items are on the screen, it is only when dark colors are on the screen, is this a "bad pixel"?  Can this spread and become a bigger problem?
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by:Luc Franken
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Hi ReynaldoAlbert,

Yes, that is exactly what is called a "Bad pixel"
If your laptop is still under warrany, you might be able to get and exchange or a repair, but don't count on it. Most manufactors still think a certain amount of bad pixels is acceptable.

It won't affect the rest of your display, and you don't have to worry about it "spreading accross your monitor"

Greetings,

LucF
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I call them "dead" pixels - they don't respond to any signal.  Check with IBM what their acceptable dead pixel policy is - it may exceed the limit and you may be able to get an exchange, especially if it's in a noticeable location.
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by:ReynaldoAlbert
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Thank you, I am afraid I may have over rated this question, but then that is my problem, not yours..But I do thank you all, as I was helping a friend decide on purchasing a used laptop and it had one pixel so after looking around on the web and then asking for some opinions at my most trustworthy source of information, she made the purchase for a relatively good price of $369 with a thirty day warranty...so thanks guys!
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