Check for Dead Pixels

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    MacRumors

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    I hate to encourage more obsession about your iPhone screens, but iphonedpt.bravehost.com allows you to check your iPhone screen for dead pixels.

    The simple application just blanks the screen with black, blue, red, green or yellow. Technically, yellow is probably not required.

    Possible issues on LCDs include "dead" or "stuck on" pixels.

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    Did not want to find out, but I just had to! Luckily not a dead pixel or stuck pixel in any color mode...
     
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    Initiating...

    You're not encouraging obsession - you are initiating it...

    I've been convinced my screen is good, no dead/stuck, because I'm obsessive enough about quality that I was sure I would have noticed it by now. BUT - you posted the link so I had to try it out - and I'm still totally happy with my iPhone :)
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    Where have you been? The obsession with screens and quality and dead pixels has been running rampant. He isn't initiating anything.
     
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    I got one

    I have a dead pixel but I'm pretty sure that there's nothing Apple will do about it......right?
     
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    I have one dead pixel on my iPhone as well, but the individual pixels are so tiny that I literally never notice it under regular use, so I'm not going to worry about it. Besides, even if I could exchange it, I could easily end up with one that has a screen that's a lot worse than the one I have now anyway.
     
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    No dead pixels here, i have a 7 series screen. I have the exact number screen that is supposedly faulty.
     
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    i think i have 20 small dead pixels since its only 160 ppi, should i get it returned?
     
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    i had a stuck pixel, and apple exchanged my iphone for a new one. this happened within the first two weeks of purchase, though. good luck to you.
     
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    I think 20 should be enough to return it.
     
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    tried massaging your stuck pixels?

    (more likely to work with one than with 20)
     
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    My screen looks fine and I don't see the need to go someplace that may tell me otherwise.
     
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    Dead Pixels

    I do not know about the iPhone but with LCD screens, both laptop and Displays Apple will not consider an exchange unless it is 5 dead pixels or more...
     
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    That is true. But as I said, I have no intention of asking for an exchange anyway. A single dead pixel on a screen as high res as the iPhone is no big deal at all. Like I said, it's so tiny I don't even notice it anyway.
     
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    my phone is connected and I clicked on the link, but nothing shows up on my phone. how do I figure it out?

    Edit: duh, I have to go to the site on my iphone browser.


    are the dead pixels very tiny white dots. kind of like there is dust under the screen? I can only see it on the black screen. I have alot of them scattered. It's like I'm looking up at the sky :(
     
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    Why does this thread remind me of the movie "The Sixth Sense"?

    "I see dead pixels. They're everywhere!" :p
     
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    I know this may be a stupid question, but what does a dead pixel look like?
     
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    looks a lot like a dead firefly.
     
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    so like a little black dot? about how big is it?
     
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    Just a black pixel on your screen,if it's a pixel that stays green,red, or blue or a combo of the three it's just stuck and theres a good chance you can fix it.
     
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    Is the 7 series the one that is supposedly defective? I have a 7 series, and I do notice the "grid" but it doesn't seem like a big deal.. Is it recommended that we return them?

    My "7 series" has no dead or stuck pixels that I can see..
     

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