Is this a dead pixel?

interfreak

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Mar 14, 2012
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Queensland, Australia
I'm loving by iPad, but have spotted a tiny dark spot towards the top left in portrait mode:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64011743/P1000896.JPG

It's right in the middle of that macro pic. Looks to me (once zoomed in) like two red pixels have failed. What do you guys think?

I'm not thinking of swapping the iPad (the mark is minuscule) but just want to confirm whether it is a pixel, or something under my screen protector.
 

bigred7078

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May 6, 2010
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USA
Well it's certainly not a dead pixel because it would be black. Could be a stuck pixel though.
 

interfreak

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Mar 14, 2012
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Queensland, Australia
When I tilt the iPad from side to side, the dot seems to 'float' (ie, doesnt stay in a fixed spot like text below it does) so I'm guessing it could be something between the protector and the screen.
 

interfreak

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 14, 2012
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Queensland, Australia
Well, it got the better of me so I took my screen protector off and lo and behold - the black dot disappeared.

Should I worry about using a screen protector at all??

I have a front cover on my iPad.