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Is this a dead pixel?

Postby WeGotParm » 14 Nov 2017, 15:51

Recently I picked up a Dell S2417DG last week and it has been really fantastic for my gaming. While the monitor looked great when it arrived, I noticed today in the top right corner of my screen a strange dark spot. Most dead pixels I've experienced before are completely black, yet this spot is almost faded. When I tilt my head to change the viewing angle it almost feels like it's a dark spot "behind" the screen, if that makes any sense. I can see it on any white/colored screen. Here's an image:

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As you can see, it's not fully dark, just sort of faded. It's definitely noticeable if I'm looking for it, even at a normal viewing distance. Any idea what this is? Thinking about returning and replacing.
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Re: Is this a dead pixel?

Postby lexlazootin » 14 Nov 2017, 22:14

can u scratch it with your nail?
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Re: Is this a dead pixel?

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 15 Nov 2017, 14:04

It doesn't look like a dead pixel, but dust.
Like dust behind the screen panel glass, in front of the edgelight diffuser.

Try a gentle tap, but sometimes these are impossible to remove.
Depending on how bad it is, it can be a warranty claim.
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