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    I just noticed two tiny little black dots on my screen. They are really small and can be seen only when screen is like 10-15cm away. I thought it's the the dead pixels cause it kinda look like a square.

    Now, when I turn off the screen and shine a light on those spots, I can clearly see black dots. Does this mean it's just under the screen protector? If it was dead pixel I wouldn't be able to see it?

    I know I can just peel the protection off, but I don't wanna leave the screen unprotected. Also, spots are towards the middle of the screen so if I try to peel it a little bit to check I don't know if it will be able to stick back.

    I have Redmi Note 7, just couple of days old.
    12-08-2019 09:25 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    If you can get a screenshot would be helpful , it might be a dead pixel .I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can't.https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    12-08-2019 09:29 AM
  3. nameoftheuser's Avatar
    How do you mean screenshot? Do dead pixel even show up when you take a screenshot on the phone you think has dead pixels?
    Or do you mean to take a photo of a screen with another device? I only have a phone with 13MP cam and when I try to take a pic of the dead pixel it just blurs out and it wont focus


    That is my question, I forgot I had an account here.

    Edit here is the pic from another phone - https://i.imgur.com/0RFzD9Y.jpg (in the black circle near rear right tyre)

    Here's better one - https://i.imgur.com/DI4612D.jpg
    12-08-2019 09:39 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, if you change your wallpaper it's still there in same spot ?
    12-08-2019 10:10 AM
  5. nameoftheuser's Avatar
    Yes. No matter what background is beneath it, I can see it.
    12-08-2019 10:11 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes. No matter what background is beneath it, I can see it.
    Do you have any warranty?
    12-08-2019 10:13 AM
  7. nameoftheuser's Avatar
    I do.

    But I just want to know if this is actually dead pixel or just dust without taking the tempered glass off because I am unable to replace it right away and I don't want to leave the screen without it.

    Again, here are the pics if you missed it

    https://i.imgur.com/0RFzD9Y.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/DI4612D.jpg
    12-08-2019 10:18 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I do.

    But I just want to know if this is actually dead pixel or just dust without taking the tempered glass off because I am unable to replace it right away and I don't want to leave the screen without it.

    Again, here are the pics if you missed it

    https://i.imgur.com/0RFzD9Y.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/DI4612D.jpg
    There only one way to verify this and screen protector has to come off .
    12-08-2019 10:20 AM
  9. nameoftheuser's Avatar
    As I said in the fist post, when I turn off the screen and shine a light on those spots, I can clearly see white dots on the place where the suspected dead pixel is.

    Does this mean it's just under the screen protector? If it was dead pixel I wouldn't be able to see it?
    12-08-2019 10:22 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    As I said in the fist post, when I turn off the screen and shine a light on those spots, I can clearly see white dots on the place where the suspected dead pixel is.

    Does this mean it's just under the screen protector? If it was dead pixel I wouldn't be able to see it?
    I understand , it sounds like it could be dust , but we both speculating at this point what can be . If want to verify this take the screen protector off , if not just leave it alone.
    12-08-2019 10:30 AM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Screen protectors are pretty cheap. If you don't already have a spare, I'd consider ordering a new one (or more, just in case). That way you can pull this one off to inspect things, then put a new one on if this was just a spec of dust.

    Btw, I couldn't see the spot in question in your photos. This site does connotes images a lot, so could you try cropping your photos to a small area to limit that compression, and maybe even circle the problem area so we know exactly where to look?
    12-08-2019 11:02 AM
  12. nameoftheuser's Avatar
    I cropped the area just around the spot

    https://i.imgur.com/NvKtmtn.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/OOJGsrs.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Dead pixel or dust speck under the tempered glass?-nvktmtn.jpg  
    12-08-2019 11:06 AM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm leaning towards being dust or something under the protector. It doesn't have the shape of a regular pixel and looks too large to be one too. Unless it's maybe a cluster of pixels, which would be extremely rare to happen all right next to each other.
    12-08-2019 02:07 PM

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