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what's an easy way to check for dead pixels?

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i realize this might be a stupid idea, but it'll make me a happy panda if I don't find any. Are there any utilities that make it easy to spot dead pixels?
 

duragezic

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Dead Pixel Buddy

edit: Make sure your screen is cleaned properly (don't use anything that might possibly damage or scratch it) cause sometimes little bits of fuzz can look like a dead pixel on the right background.
 

thomsbrain

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look at a black screen. i have one dead pixel on my laptop (red), and i only notice it when i'm watching movies with very dark scenes.
 

Vortex22

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Look at a black screen for stuck on pixels, then look at a white screen for dead ones.
 

ruffilb

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Originally posted by: Vortex22
Look at a black screen for stuck on pixels, then look at a white screen for dead ones.
agreed.

Although, if you can't notice them, it's probably not a problem.
 

randay

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Originally posted by: ruffilb
Originally posted by: Vortex22
Look at a black screen for stuck on pixels, then look at a white screen for dead ones.
agreed.

Although, if you can't notice them, it's probably not a problem.
Once you find them, you will notice them. Its a vicious cycle.
 

Specop 007

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I check for a pulse.
If I dont find a pulse, I assume whatever I'm checking is dead.
 

duragezic

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Umm so yeah Dead Pixel Buddy is what you need. May as well do the several colors it has completely full-screen (in a slideshow even, OMG) to check for pixels stuck in some color not just black/white.
 

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