Question : Are the TFT Monitor manufacturers flaunting the "Sale of Goods Act" with their "dead pixel" policies.
This, taken from the SOG Act ......
"Aspects of quality include fitness for purpose, freedom from minor defects, appearance and finish, durability and safety."
....clearly states that goods must be free from minor defects.
My XXXX monitor (no names yet), which had a perfect zero-dead-pixel display, has just been replaced under warranty, due to a power-on fault. The replacement has a dead pixel in a very conspicuous colour and position. I am currently waiting a reply for this to be replaced again.
I must add that I have the support of the Customer Service manager in these circumstances, but he requires approval from "head-office", before he can authorise a further replacement.
What's your views on this trend of imposing dead-pixel acceptance to consumers by the manufacturers - do you think it is contra to the Sale of Goods Act ?
I think you will find that most monitor manufacturers have a tolerance that they work to some are up to 3 some 5 before they would consider replacement you would have to search the manufacturers website for this info. Haveing said that, and the theory has been tested, you can sometimes reactivate them by stimulation, useing a cotton bud gently rub the area containing the dead pixel and see what happens...
The very idea of buying a monitor with these visible defects, and then having to accept it, is ludicrous. Not much help to daba, I admit but I would urge anyone else to buy only from John Lewis , Tesco, or any other retailer that has a no-nonsense return policy.
I am surprised to hear that (but of course I accept what you are telling us). I am sure it states on John Lewis receipts that goods can be returned within 14 days if not suitable. I bought an expensive TFT monitor from John Lewis a few months ago. It was not faulty in any way, but after using it for a couple of days I realised that it was vastly inferior to the CRT monitor that I had also been considering. So I took it back, and they did not even ask me why.