It takes years from what I've seen. This sounds more like a setting or driver fault.
Why not use System Restore to the day before this?
I have an Acer 5733Z laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. A few days ago, I decided to run the Windows display optimization thing or whatever you call it. Until that time, everything was fine.
After that, I started getting burn in, the top bar of firefox burned into the top of my screen on the laptop.
If I did a system restore to before that time, would that correct it, or at least stop the problem from getting worse?
Is there a way to revert the monitor settings to factory default?
What is the best way to go about this?
P.S. : I got a screensaver with white and black blobs that move around the screen, the closest thing I could find to a recommendation in another forum i found while doing a search on this problem, they said it would reset the pixels in the screen to use a screen saver that was like TV snow - couldn't find one of those screen savers. It does work somewhat, if I let it run for a few hours the burn in fades, but doesn't go away.