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Use Xbench to fix screen burn-in
Authored by: outofcontrol on Jan 28, '09 05:22:42AM

I have a 20" iMac and I get slight burn in if my screen freezes for even 24 hours. The burn in goes away after an hour or so.

As for the folks who say "Turn it OFF!", I agree from the power saving side to some small extent, however, some of us still need to access our iMac even when we are away from the home/office. Turning it off defeats that purpose.

As for power consumption, my iMac uses something like 10 Watts of power when it is asleep, and it uses 8 Watts when it is turned off. Not a huge amount of planet saving going on with 1488 Watts (2 Watts per hour * 24hrs * 31 days) of power over a month. Yes every bit counts, but there are much more efficient ways of saving the planet while we are away from home. My flat screen TV uses 14 Watts of power when turn off. So, bottom line, if you REALLY want to save the planet, then unplug your electronics when not in use, or turn off the power bar.

Apologies for going off topic :-)

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Use Xbench to fix screen burn-in
Authored by: frgough on Jan 28, '09 07:29:10AM

Then again, you could just take the position that the carbon dioxide you are helping to create is much appreciated by your local plant life and quit worrying about it.



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Use Xbench to fix screen burn-in
Authored by: brucio on Jan 28, '09 11:31:34AM

Where I live, the planet seems colder to me now than it did 6 months ago. Is there something wrong with me?

Oh yeah- and thanks for the LCD tip.



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Use Xbench to fix screen burn-in
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 28, '09 01:38:10PM

Nothing that a good hard look at a calendar won't fix.



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