Sony Bravia screen burn in

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I have a sony bravia kdl-26s3000. I use it as a tv and monitor (mostly monitor). When the pc goes into power saver mode the screen displays "no pc signal". It now has this message burned into the screen. Is there any way to get rid of it? In reading around I see that displaying a white image for long periods of time may help but any other info would be appreciated.

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Try this free utility:

http://www.jscreenfix.com/basic.php

I've used it in the past to fix pixel problems on LCD monitors. It's worth a shot!
Turning off the monitor for several days can sometimes help remove image persistence, too.

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phungus69 and Darr247,

Thank you for the quick response. I will try them and let you know in the next couple of days.

Thanks Again, x

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A friend has the same monitor. He tried all the tricks to no avail. Sorry to inform you, you may be out of luck. The burn-in is permanent.
If sony doesn't give you a way to turn off that message in the on screen menu (the same type of message appears for about 5 seconds on my NEC LCD screens when the computers go to sleep, but I don't see any way to adjust that time in their OSMs... still, it does not STAY on), they should fix it for free, in my opinion.

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phungus69 and Darr247,

Again thanks for the quick response. I am not sure which fixed the "no pc signal" image but.....between displaying a solid white image (started that last night after reading another online post) at full brightness and picture levels and turning off for awhile and repeating today (had my kids do it for me while as was at work today) the "no pc signal" image (screen persistence) is gone. I also had what looked like a smudge line (again screen persistence) and the jscreenfix hasn't eliminated it completely but it is less noticeable.

Thanks again, x

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