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On the web, I was browsing and some red dots faintly appeared when I looked at the screen from a different angle. I went in a text editor to see if it was the web page, but the dots were still there. Next day (now) they are still here - I wanted to know if the screen could've been damaged permanently or temporarily because I think it's burned, seeing as the computer was on for a few hours, count dinner in between!

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Are the "red dots" on the actual screen itself, or does it look like they are pixels (the difference doesn't sound like much, but you should be able to see blocks if it's pixels)? Is this a laptop or desktop? If it is a desktop, try the screen with another computer (friend, family, etc.) Also test the desktop with another display (tv, etc.). It could be artifacting from a bad graphics chip potentially. –  nerdwaller Aug 1 '13 at 14:04
    
What kind of screen LCD? Are the red dots very small like one pixel each? –  Carl B Aug 1 '13 at 14:04

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Are the dots always in the same place or do they move around? Is it a laptop or a desktop with a separate screen? It's most likely not the whole computer that's damaged. In order of most likely problem If it's a separate monitor, I would say that the problem could be.

  1. Monitor Cable - Most monitors have replaceable cables. Try just removing and plugging the cable back in, or try a new cable if this doesn't work.

  2. Monitor - Try a different monitor if reconnecting the monitor cable or getting a new cable doesn't work.

  3. Video card - Try using a different video card, possibly switching to your on board video card if you are currently using a PCIe video card. Or try a different output on the same video card. Video cards can be easily replaced, but they can get expensive.

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