LCD Dead Pixels Test

Last year for my birthday I got a brand new LCD monitor. Its a nice 17″ Samsung 712N which does the job nicely at home.

Thankfully it doesn’t have any dead pixels… yet. I have heard tons of horror stories on the “internets” about how some unlucky person sees a shiny new LCD monitor at their local retails store, buys it, takes it home and a couple days later, BAMN! Dead pixels a plenty. Well, not really but the number of dead pixels range from 1 to 3 or so in 6 months to a year. It hasn’t personally happened to me (knock on wood) but from what I have read, depending how old the LCD is and where you bought it from (online vs retail shop), you can exchange it hassle free or for a small shipping fee or restocking fee. Save your receipts people!

Anyway, here is a link to a page which runs a “Dead Pixel test” on, you guessed it, your LCD monitor. All you have to do is go too You have two choices, a “normal” and a “Without JavaScript” for you paranoid freaks that disable javascript in your unsecured browsers (MS IE, rightly so!).

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