How to check dead pixels on RMBP?

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

  1. blueteeth macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    Hi there,

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

  2. jacktorrance macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2009
    Look at the screen, if you don't see any then you don't have any.
  3. heyimandy macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    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

    Jul 16, 2012
    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


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    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


    Jul 25, 2012
    You could always say you weren't satisfied with the product and return it ;)
  7. ihakim macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Stanford, CA
    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

    Jul 25, 2012
    thanks, i was also looking for the test program :)

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