There may come a time when you might feel the need to test if the LCD display on your computer monitor is doing fine. You may believe there that little dot is a dead pixel, so how to make sure?
There’s a neat little Dead Pixel Fixer program called IsMyLcdOK that we have been using for the past couple of days, and we have to say, it does the job. Do not expect anything on the impressive side, but who cares? As long as the program work as intended, that should be good for most people, right? Right.
Check computer monitor for dead pixels
How to use IsMyLcdOK:
First thing users will be required to do, is to download the program. It comes in a .ZIP file so we suggest running an anti-virus and malware scan to make sure the file is clean. We didn’t find anything out of the ordinary, but that doesn’t mean you should not be wary.
Once the program has been extracted, click on the executable file, and right away the user interface should pop up. The first thing you’ll notice is how dated the user interface is. Filled with colors similar to the way 90s websites were designed. We have to wonder if the developer cares one bit about usability because this is terrible.
If you wish to get the dead pixel test up and running, you must first read the text on the user interface carefully. Press the number keys from 1-9 to see different colors. There’s the White Test, Red Test, Blue Test, Purple Test, and Gradient Horizontally among others. Pressing the F-keys will also bring forth different tests to help users figure out if their $900 monitor is rocking a few dead pixels.
For easier navigation, press the CTRL key to go cycle through a number of tests. We haven’t come across an issue with our LCD display, and we can only hope the same applies to you as well.
Despite the 90s-style user interface, we found IsMyLcdOK very easy to use, but we can’t say the same thing for novice computer users. We doubt it is as simple since navigation and testing involve using the keyboard keys instead of the mouse. A revamped user interface could make the program less scary to some users, but doing so would likely increase the file size.
Overall, I like IsMyLcdOK, and would like to recommend it to everyone else. You can download it from here.