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I just got my new Acer P243w 24 Inch 1900*1200 LCD. It's up and running, But I just need to make sure I have no stuck or dead pixels. This is my first Monitor over 20 inches, and I just dropped 450.00 on this, so I want to make sure there is no problems with it. How do you test a new LCD for problems?
Thanx for any help
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test it for problems?? you use it also dont worry because bad things happen to people who worry
    
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Agreed with microman.

If there's any dead pixels, you'll see them on a 100% black screen (usually that I know of). If you don't see any, there's no need to worry. And if you don't see any with what you're doing, there's nothing to worry about.

My fiance's Acer 19" has 1 stuck/dead pixel on it. You can't even tell its there except on the Windows Boot screen.
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You can test it using simple apps that will give you a full screen of certain colors. I think you can use paint to draw a huge block of black/green/red/blue etc.. and import that to Microsoft PowerPoint, then have it display it full screen. Look carefully for pixels that are brighter or darker, or pixels of different colors. If you are unlucky and find one, try using the eraser on the back of a pencil, then lightly tap the location of the pixel, this technique fixed some of my dead pixels on my 3 year old LCD, and it might work for you too.
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You can test it using simple apps that will give you a full screen of certain colors. I think you can use paint to draw a huge block of black/green/red/blue etc.. and import that to Microsoft PowerPoint, then have it display it full screen. Look carefully for pixels that are brighter or darker, or pixels of different colors. If you are unlucky and find one, try using the eraser on the back of a pencil, then lightly tap the location of the pixel, this technique fixed some of my dead pixels on my 3 year old LCD, and it might work for you too.
that actually works?
if it does i might give it a try.
sorry for hijacking,had to ask.
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post #6 of 7
dont be like me and try getting a stuck pixel out and end up shoving a pencile through the pixel itself lol. now i have a dead spot in the middle LOL
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Thanx Guys, I found a free app called 'Dead pixel Buddy'. Works great. You have five different full screen colors assigned to your 1-5 numbers on your keyboard. I just looked at each color at my own pace. Thankfully no dead or stuck pixels!!
Thank you for the help though.
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