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So I received my Dell U2713HM today, everything is great. Minimal back light bleed, no dead pixels, however there are two small white dots at the bottom left corner of my screen. I'm not sure what they are. They appear on white, red, blue and green backgrounds but not on a black background. I discovered them while using a test to find dead pixels. Here is a picture, it was very hard to get a picture of it using my phone, it wouldn't be visible unless I used a white background. It's hard to see but I hope you can make it out:



The photo is pretty bad, the distance from the top dot to the bottom dot is about 5mm just to give you some sort of scale. It's hard to see in the photo but it's much more noticeable in real life. What is it? Thanks smile.gif
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maybe 2 stuck pixels!?
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maybe 2 stuck pixels!?
They're bigger than just two pixels, its like two clusters. What do stuck pixels look like?
In addition, I say there is minimal backlight bleeding but it's actually pretty bad tongue.gif Just not as bad as some other panels I've seen:

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return it man. it seems like dead spots
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I have 48 hours to return it, you guys think I should? The yellowing in the bottom left is very common with U2713HM monitors, as is the backlight bleed but I hoped I would get lucky.
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maybe 2 stuck pixels!?
They're bigger than just two pixels, its like two clusters. What do stuck pixels look like?
In addition, I say there is minimal backlight bleeding but it's actually pretty bad tongue.gif Just not as bad as some other panels I've seen:


an i dea of what stuck pixels look like
http://www.google.co.th/search?hl=th&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=920&q=stuck+pixel&oq=stuck&gs_l=img.1.1.0l4j0i24l6.7216.9102.0.12646.5.5.0.0.0.0.75.341.5.5.0...0.0...1ac.1.6.img.ePjyua-aGaQ

also there are plenty of ways to fix stuck pixels on google, not sure which is the best way or how efective they are. redface.gif

as mentioned above, could it be dead spots thinking.gif
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Here's another picture, it's a bit better, it's much easier to see if you open the picture fully:

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Looks like what I have on my laptop. I believe it's because too much force has been applied to those spots, the monitor has been squashed. Does it sort of fade to the normal color? I mean, it's not isolated to just one or two bright pixels, the surrounding ones are also slightly brighter than normal, right?
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Looks like what I have on my laptop. I believe it's because too much force has been applied to those spots, the monitor has been squashed. Does it sort of fade to the normal color? I mean, it's not isolated to just one or two bright pixels, the surrounding ones are also slightly brighter than normal.
Yup, that describes it perfectly. It's like one center bright pixel then it fades out gradually to the surrounding colour.
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If your monitor is a professional monitor they will RMA it for you but if it's a consumer type (As we all use) they are only going to RMA it if the screen has more than 5-10 dots.
But you can try returning it to a shop wink.gif
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock X370 SLI Killer Zotac GTX1070 "FE" with ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Crucial BallistiX Sport LP 16GB 8x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Zotac SSD Premium 480GB OCZ Vector 180 480GB Hitachi 7K3000 3TB 7200rpm ID Cooling Frostflow 240L 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Phanteks F140MP x2 CoolerMaster Silencio FP120 x2 Phanteks F140SP 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Delta AFB1212SH x2 Dell U2713HM CM Storm MECH FSP Aurum PT 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G102 Tesoro Aegis X3 Virtus.Pro AKG K7XX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Depends Depends 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Plextor M5S Depends Dell U2312HM CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i 
PowerMouse
FSP Aurum PT 1200 CM Storm Mizar 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600 4GHz Gigabyte Z77X D3H Intel HD Graphics 2000 obviously Kingston HyperX Genesis 4X4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel 530 240GB Deepcool Captain 240 Arctic Cooling Bionix 140 Delta AFB1212L 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro CoolerMaster G750M NZXT Switch 810 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ASRock X370 SLI Killer Zotac GTX1070 "FE" with ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Crucial BallistiX Sport LP 16GB 8x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Zotac SSD Premium 480GB OCZ Vector 180 480GB Hitachi 7K3000 3TB 7200rpm ID Cooling Frostflow 240L 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ID Cooling Frostflow 240G Phanteks F140MP x2 CoolerMaster Silencio FP120 x2 Phanteks F140SP 
CoolingMonitorKeyboardPower
Delta AFB1212SH x2 Dell U2713HM CM Storm MECH FSP Aurum PT 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G102 Tesoro Aegis X3 Virtus.Pro AKG K7XX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Depends Depends 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Plextor M5S Depends Dell U2312HM CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i 
PowerMouse
FSP Aurum PT 1200 CM Storm Mizar 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600 4GHz Gigabyte Z77X D3H Intel HD Graphics 2000 obviously Kingston HyperX Genesis 4X4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Intel 530 240GB Deepcool Captain 240 Arctic Cooling Bionix 140 Delta AFB1212L 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro CoolerMaster G750M NZXT Switch 810 
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