How to check dead pixels on RMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blueteeth, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. blueteeth macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    How do you guys check for dead pixels on RMBP? Is there any software that you recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jacktorrance macrumors regular

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    Look at the screen, if you don't see any then you don't have any.
     
  3. heyimandy macrumors member

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    Very useful...

    The best way is to take a solid color, I prefer white and set it as your wallpaper. This will make it easier to see any dead pixels since your looking at one colour rather then a variance of colours.
     
  4. Urban Spaceman macrumors member

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    LCD DeadPixel Test

    In full-screen mode use each of the colored backgrounds to check for dead/stuck pixels. Using only one color is next to useless because a pixel stuck on red will not show on a red background, a white one will not show on white (etc).

    With a Retina screen you may need to use a magnifying glass.
     
  5. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    That's a neat tool. Thanks for sharing.

    Keep in mind that Apple may not be too willing to replace for a defect that requires a magnifying glass to notice. ;)
     
  6. Textureboy macrumors 6502

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    You could always say you weren't satisfied with the product and return it ;)
     
  7. ihakim macrumors member

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    I use that LCD Test website and then take a picture of the screen with my digital camera on each background. Then I zoom in and verify that there are no dead pixels on each colored background.
     
  8. Marui macrumors newbie

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    thanks, i was also looking for the test program :)
     

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