Originally Posted by elBradford
I got mine today, but I'm going to refrain from opening it until after my exam on Friday. I've never really had to check for cross hatching, blb, buzzing, dead pixels, or other monitor problems. Is there a good guide that anyone knows of that i can follow to cover all my bases?
Open MS Paint
hit F11 - on full white screen get right up on your screen and search for black dots aka dead pixels. Can change colors sometimes will make them stand out too.
In a completely dark room no light source from anything or other room turn MS Paint to full black screen and sit about five to six feet away from screen to see back light bleed. Contrast should be 75% default. Brightness at 30% or 35% where most people keep their monitor can check fir back light bleed. At 100% to really show where it's coming from but not important because I don't know anyone who keeps 100% brightness without wearing sunglasses.
Open a game (if you game) or movie, something with black borders to see if you see any bleeding through when your monitor is in 'actual' use. If you don't see any bleed your good. Again 35% brightness where you'll actually be watching movies on. 50% brightness at most but that depends on where you like it. You will see bleed on the full black screen, but shouldn't be bleeding through during movies or photos.
Open an excel document full screen and listen closely if your hearing a buzz sound. Should have been addressed though and shouldn't be a problem.
Crosshatching will be spotted best during your dead pixel check with full white screen in MS Paint. You'll see it if your right up on your monitor but if your viewing web pages and don't notice anything then stop looking, no need as it's not an issue.