I have an LCD screen with a Pixel that is stuck ON (ie bright) what do you suggest to fix it (it's not a dead pixel) Please don't suggest that I fork out $1000 for another one ;-)
JScreenFix – A web-based Java Applet that randomly turns on and off each pixel at up to 60 times a second to fix stuck pixels.
DPT 2.20 – A Windows application to help locate and identify dead/stuck pixels. Also has a pixel exerciser built in to possibly get lazy pixels working again.
UDPixel 2.1 – A free windows application which help you to locate and fix 1 or more stuck pixels.
LCD Scrub – An $18 Mac-only screensaver that flashes various patterns on the screen to fix burn-in
If this fails, complete the following steps.
This method is useful if large areas are discolored or even black. Works best with laptops, but may work with separate monitors, too. By using this method, you are exposing your computer to the risk of damaging the processor and/or other components by overheating. If you do this, you should be willing to accept the loss of your computer (for laptops), or monitor (for standalone screens). You should backup your data before trying this method. In particularly bad cases of damage, the effect may not work completely, or the fix may not be permanent.
If the pressure and tapping don't work directly on the stuck pixel, start moving outward around the stuck pixel. If you see the pixel flicker while doing this then you know where you can focus the pressure and tapping techniques rather than directly on the pixel.
Many people report success with this technique but these instructions won't work in every case. It may take a few attempts to make sure you are pressing exactly on the stuck pixel. These instructions will fix "stuck" pixels, not "dead" ones. Dead pixels appear black while stuck pixels can be one constant color like red, blue or green. An alternative, but similar technique involves gently massaging the stuck pixel with a warm damp (not wet) soft cloth.
Alternative technique to tapping: Using a rounded pencil eraser, push with moderate pressure into screen at stuck pixel.
If these instructions don't work, you can hopefully get the monitor replaced through your manufacturer. If your monitor falls under the specifications of replacement, get in contact with the manufacturer to set up replacement plans.
Do not attempt to open the monitor as it will void the warranty and the manufacturer will not replace it.
Make sure you don't get any electrical equipment wet or it may break.
Some people claim that touching the screen can cause more pixels to become stuck, although this has not been proven.
LCD Displays are composed of multiple layers. Each layer is separated by very small glass spacers. These spacers and the individual layers are very delicate. Rubbing an LCD panel with a finger or even a cloth can cause the spacers to break and cause further issues beyond the original pixel fault. As such most repair technicians with service certifications are trained not to use the rub or tap methods - use them at your own risk.
Most LCD manufacturer warranties for LCD displays will cover replacement of the panel when the display reaches a certain number of pixel anomalies. These warranties, however, generally will not cover damage caused by rubbing the screen so use extreme caution and contact the manufacturer before proceeding to see if you qualify for repair or replacement.
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I would advice that you ignore it, I have an old cheap display that has had 4 stuck pixels since new.
It bothered me and I tried a variety of those hoccus pockus methods with no luck at all, from massaging to those weird screen savers.
Considering an average display has around 1 to 2 million pixels then one stuck pixel isn’t that big a deal. Now I don't even notice them.
I have flicked the LCD screen with the back of my nail on my index finger and found that this fixed the pixel instantly on at least 2 different monitors.
Give it a try, if it doesn't work after 4-10 flicks, I would stop as you probably can't fix that one and will have to resort to one of the other methods suggested.
You could try a "stuck pixel fixer" program, like one of these.
I tried one a few years ago but it didn't fix the pixel unfortunately :-( . Maybe you'll have more luck.
There are lots of apps out there that try and sort this by repeatedly changing the colour of the pixel. This web site http://www.jscreenfix.com/basic.php can do it you just put the window with the flashing colours under the stuck pixel then leave it running for several hours. I've heard that this will work with some stuck pixels I've also heard that gentle pressure sometimes works. Personally the one time I had a stuck pixel nothing worked I just had to live with it.
This site lists some other apps as well as a description of how to try the pressure method http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-software-solutions-to-fix-a-stuck-pixel-on-your-lcd-monitor/