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Is This a Dead Pixel?

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I just got this new Asus VH238 monitor and I just noticed this weird redish dot on the right of the screen. It only appears in darker colors like the Steam background.

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It also appears when I turn the monitor on and the Asus logo appears on the black background. I didn't notice this yesterday.
post #2 of 33
Yeh, looks like a dead pixel. I would take it back if you still can because the manufacturers warranty usually requires at least a few.
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Its either a stuck or a dead pixel... run this on it for a few hours
http://www.flexcode.org/lcd2.html
    
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

Its either a stuck or a dead pixel... run this on it for a few hours
http://www.flexcode.org/lcd2.html

Dammit, I'll run it. I bought this off Newegg on Black Friday weekend but didn't open it until a couple days ago.
post #5 of 33
That page looks cool, but I somewhat doubt that it'd be able to fix my 22" Acer.. it's got a stuck/dead blue and red pixel, but regardless, I'll give that a shot when I get home..
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post #6 of 33
It could be two possible scenarios:
1) Stuck pixel. This is fairly easy to repair using either the JScreenFix method or the pressured pen trick.
2) Dead pixel. Normally, a dead pixel is completely black because the pixel is dead and unable to generate light. However, from experience, I've found that a dead pixel can also be a pixel where one subpixel of RGB is dead and the other two are functional.

This is a zoomed in photo of my Asus VH232H with a dead green subpixel.
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Because of this dead green subpixel, there was a square pink dot on my montor that looks exactly like yours.

Take a photo of the pixel and zoom in as far as you can to see if you can tell what pixel is dead.
post #7 of 33
Its a stuck pixel which can be repaired most of the time.

Dead pixel are burnt pixel which is black.
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post #8 of 33
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Dammit, I ran that LCD Repair v2 for two hours and its still there!
post #9 of 33
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This is the best picture I got:

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Also that JscreenFix cost money....
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 12/23/11 at 3:04pm
post #10 of 33
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I'm just wondering if I should RMA it.
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