Best of luck to you manofthem. I've heard a few bad issues some people have had right at the start when receiving their poor man 1440p monitors... I'm really grateful for not having bad luck with my Catleap. I've had it for about 2 months now and it has been rock stable (knocking wood on desk right now, seriously) You would think that the display will work considering it is a "Perfect Pixel" one. I'm thinking your AC Adapter (power brick) is bad also. It may be that your monitor was tested using a different AC Adapter when they tested for dead pixels. It could just be the AC Adapter. I would hope it is considering shipping costs will be lighter for ya. I've heard there are some knock off 1440p monitors being sold at Micro Center for around $400. I'm getting ready to move up to the Kansas City area within this month - I'll be able to scope out the Micro Center in Overland Park and see if they have any. I'm probably going to purchase another knock off 1440p display at Micro Center. It would be awesome to buy an in store warranty and deal with any issues locally, rather than shipping half way across the world.