How to Check for Dead Pixels on Windows 10 Laptop?

Every display screen consists of millions of individual pixels which illuminates the display. Pixels comprise RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) colors and when any individual pixels or group of pixels becomes damaged or “dead” as it’s called, the corresponding space on the display turns black as there no longer exists a pixel to emit any color.

Instead of dead pixels, sometimes pixels start emitting only a single color. This issue, known as “stuck pixels” makes the pixels only show a single color, thus making it really annoying when trying to watch something on the display.

The stuck pixels issue is solvable in most cases. If you’re looking for a guide on how to fix dead pixels on Windows 10, then we’re here with a detailed article on the same.

Before You Begin…

Computer monitors and laptop screens are often dirty. So, make sure to clean the display with a dry piece of cotton cloth to ensure that the screen is clean of any dirt or spots.

It is a good idea to use microfiber cleaning cloth material while trying to clean the screen as they ensure that you can clean the screen faster and without leaving any stains or scratches.

How to Check for Dead Pixels on Windows 10?

Checking for dead pixels on a Windows computer is quite an easy task.

Below are some of the easiest methods you can follow to check for dead pixels on Windows 10 computers and laptops.

Method 1: Download Dead Pixel Checker from Microsoft Store


There is an application named “Dead Pixel Checker” available in the Microsoft Store.

The application is completely free to download and use on any Windows 10 machines or on any other devices that have support for the Microsoft Store.

Here’s how you can check for dead pixels using the Dead Pixel Checker app.

  1. Click here and visit the official Microsoft Store page for the Dead Pixel Checker app.
  2. You need to download and install the application on your Windows device. If you’re asked to log in to your Microsoft account, do the same.
  3. Once installed, launch the app.
  4. Click on the “Start Testing” button within the app window to start the test for dead pixels.
  5. Now, the RGBWB (Red, Green, Blue, White, Black) colors will appear on your screen in full-screen mode. You can toggle between the colors by either clicking on the left mouse button, touching the screen (for touch-screen devices), or pressing any key on the keyboard.

And that is it. On each screen, you can check for the dead pixels and see if you’re screen is working fine.

Method 2: Check for Dead Pixels on Windows using Online Dead Pixel Check Tool


If you do not wish to download/install an application on your computer to check for dead pixels, then there are tools available online which can help you do the same thing.

  1. There are several online tools to check for dead pixels online. One of the easiest tools to use is Dead Pixel Checker from You can access the tool from here.
  2. After loading the web page, click on the “Start test” button.
  3. The tool will load in full-screen. The RGBWB (Red, Green, Blue, White, Black) colors will be displayed on the screen.
  4. You can toggle between the screens by clicking the right mouse button or pressing the “Space” key on the keyboard. You can also press the F11 key on your keyboard to launch the tool in full screen or press the “Esc” key to exit the full-screen mode.

That’s it. You can easily check for dead pixels using this online tool without downloading any app.

Final Words

We hope you found this article on how to check for dead pixels on Windows 10 as informative and easily understandable. In case you have any queries, feel free to get in touch with us for any assistance.

One comment

  1. To spot defective pixels on the display, go to a dead pixels checker that fills your screen with pure colors. Alternatively, open pictures with a mono-colour background (red, green, blue, white, or black) on the used Mac. If any pixels are damaged, you’ll notice small spots on the display.

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