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Old May 30, 2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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Monitor Is their a way to fix a dead pixel?

ya, I think I may know the answer, but can't hurt to ask.

I have just ONE dead pixel on the left the mid side of my 22 inch monitor. It stays red no matter what.
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Old May 30, 2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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I've heard that on some hand-held devices, like the PSP, dead pixels can occasionally be "shocked" back into functionality by running a program that repeatedly flash-cycles the display through pure green, pure blue, and pure red.
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Old May 30, 2007, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thats a stuck pixel. Dead pixels are just that. Dead.

Try a pixel fixer.
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Thats a stuck pixel. Dead pixels are just that. Dead. Try a pixel fixer.
I'll bite... What is a "pixel fixer?"
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I'll bite... What is a "pixel fixer?"
Just like you mentioned on the PSP. I found one that runs on java, and instead of just using solid colors, it changes the colors randomly of each pixel by itself, making a static effect. It was quite effective anytime Ive needed it.
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I've heard of people massaging their panels to get the pixel to change... don't know if thats effective or even a good idea.
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I've heard of people massaging their panels to get the pixel to change... don't know if thats effective or even a good idea.
Shouldnt that be posted in off topic? Massaging their panels....

Yeah look up pixel fixer on google, you should find a proggy that will flash through the colors/on/off to get it to snap out of it...
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I've heard of people massaging their panels to get the pixel to change... don't know if thats effective or even a good idea.
I have one panel in particular thats was a problem. One pixel was just dead and wouldnt come back. So I tried the massaging thing, and after a while I ended up pressing on it pretty hard.

Didnt hurt anything, as I guess I didnt press hard enough for permanent damage or anything, but it didnt wake it up either.
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I had one stuck pixel and was able to massage it out with no ill effects, so it can work at least it did for me.
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I had one stuck pixel and was able to massage it out with no ill effects, so it can work at least it did for me.
Same here with a Tosh notebook, had a stuck red subpixel about one inch to the west and two inches south of center. I used a q-tip (a.k.a. cotton swab) to "roll" over the pixel so the screen wasn't scratched. Rubbing with a cloth did not work prior to this though. Rolling the q-tip with graduating pressure made that sucker disappear never to be heard from in about 15 seconds.

OTOH my Samsung 17" had a blue subpixel about one inch from the left border in the middle and I was not able to repair it using the same method. I figure it's so tiny (dot pitch) that the pressure was too spread out or perhaps Samsung used a different layering of crystal, IDK. Luckily it wasn't as annoying as the red on the notebook. Happy to report my Samsung 22" doesn't have a single stuck pixel

Found a java based "fixer" possibly mentioned above.
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i had a red stuck pixel and i was going crazy too..

so i read on wikipedia.org about dead and stuck pixels... one of the recommendations to get rid of the red stuck pixel was to poke it, so I did. I poked it with my nail and it went away right away. it wasn't a hard poke, just a precise one, little bit of pressure and presto.

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