What does a bad or dead pixel look like?

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  1. Mondingo

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    Does anybody know what a dead pixel might look like? . I just noticed when I'm on you tube or basically when the background on the screen is black, there is a small red dot all the way to the right of the screen. And its only visible when the phone is on. It's not dust.. But when the background is white like Google, I do not see it. And it does seem to be lit.

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    Yup that sounds like a dead pixle to me.

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  3. Mondingo

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    damnit. This phone is working flawlessly with no problems. Except for this little red dot but it's so small, it's not even that noticeable except for when the background is black anyway. it's all the way on the edge of the phone on the right side. So it's not that noticeable. since I don't see it that much of a specially when the background is white on google or anything,I guess I shouldn't I make too big of a deal about it. But why is in red?

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    #4 blackngray70, Dec 28, 2011
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  5. Mondingo

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    how many times do you have the tap the screen to change colors before it tells you something? I tapped the screenfor about 3 minutes than nothing

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    The app doesn't tell you anything. It just lets you look for dead/stuck pixels.
     
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    Why do a few of the pixel apps say fix on them also? I used the one this morning and did not see anything but that one small red dot. It's not in the middle so I will let it go...
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    My Droid2 certified like new replacement had a dead pixel off to the side. The only time the tiny red dot was noticeable was on boot up when surrounded by black.
    IMHO, if you are in a position to get an absolutely new phone at no cost, go for it. But if you have to pay a restocking fee, or an insurance deductible, or would wind up with a certified like new replacement, I'd say stick with what you have.
     
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    If you have any stuck pixels, take it back. All phones should have a zero dead/stuck pixel policy.
     
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    It is a stuck red subpixel. That's why it's only visible in certain situations - those where the red subpixel wouldn't normally be lit.
     
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    Some of the apps can cycle the screen rapidly through different colored backgrounds. This CAN potentially unstick a stuck pixel.
     
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