Dead Pixels - how do i check???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by county mountie, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. county mountie macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    Durham, England, UK
    Just got my imac last friday and have to say it is a steep learning curve. There appears to be lots of comments about dead pixels. What is the best way to check for this? Sorry if this sounds stupid but I am curious...

    Thanks in anticipation:confused:
  2. nickf macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The simple answer is this - if you don't notice any during day-to-day use of your Mac then you don't have any.

    I have one pixel stuck on red, but I can hardly see it (especially not with a few specks of dust on the screen). It's not a problem for me at all.
  3. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    Lift up the iMac's skirt and take a look. ;)

    Seriously, if you don't see anything wrong in day to day use, same as Nick said, it's most likely not an issue. Don't be a pixel peeper. :D
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Pixel Check

    just did it on my screen and realised how dirty it is :eek:
  5. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Agreed, Pixel Check is the best! To the OP: it's not a steep learning curve on a Macintosh. I'm gonna go out on a whim and guess you just switched from using Windows? If so then that's the problem, many people are so Windows centric that they only know one way and to try something new and better "SEEMS" like a high learning curve. Let us know if you need help.;)
  6. county mountie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2007
    Durham, England, UK
    Wahoo - no dead pixels

    Thanks everyone - checked with pixel check and no problems here. Thank you for your help. :D
  7. triggerman macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2007
    dust or dead pixel?

    I realise that if i don't clean my imac's screen very often some pieces of dust go behind the glass and seems like dead pixel.I realise one today when i was cleaning my screen.Is this possible?How can i remove this?

    Thank you
  8. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    Take off the glass, make sure dust doesnt go back in while you take the dust out.:p
  9. Ironduke Suspended


    Nov 12, 2006
    dont bother checking, if you cant see any normally "Life is great", however if the pixel check finds one or two it will annoy u and in future you will start to look for it.

    I suggest you only run it if your going to sell, and the buyer asks.

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