Pixel Test Results, What Do They mean?

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  1. Thunderbird
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    This is my first time doing a dead/stuck pixel text. I have a 24" iMac.

    There was 1 black dot showing at the exact same spot (just off center left) on every color I tested.

    Red Background- did not see any more than the 1 black dot at the same spot

    Blue Background- saw 2 black dots.

    Green Background - did not see any more than the 1 black dot

    Black Background - I saw 3 white dots at various places on the screen, including 1 white dot where the above mentioned black dot is on the other colors.

    White Background - I saw a black dot in the same place I saw it on the other background colors, plus a multi-colored dot a few inches away.

    What do I conclude from this? I guess I have one dead pixel for sure. But as for the other colors, I'm not sure how to interpret this, especially for the Black background test.
     
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    Have you tried cleaning the screen with the cleaning cloth? Often small particles of dust look like a dead or stuck pixel
     
  3. Thunderbird
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    Yes, I cleaned the screen just prior to doing the test.

    Are the test results unusual?
     
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