Fixing stuck pixels
Stuck pixels are usually caused by manufacturing defects, and they
will often stay illuminated for the life of the panel. In many cases
it's possible to fix the pixel using either software tools or manual
The software solution will generally flash a series of images that
vary in colour and intensity onto the screen in an effort to unstick
Manual manipulation involves gently pressing on the affected area with
something like a pencil eraser. Doing this compresses the layers of
the panel, forcing the oil within the panel to move.
Be careful, though: this is by no means guaranteed to work, and it
could create even more stuck pixels or move the problem to elsewhere
on the screen rather than repairing it.
Dead pixels and hot pixels are generally the result of faults in the
circuitry of the panel. It's usually the case here that the transistor
does not switch states properly.
Dead pixels generally mean that the transistor has failed completely,
and this is rarely fixable.
Hot pixels may be due to manufacturing defects. They can often be
fixed in the same way as stuck pixels, but again, success is not
If you have stuck or dead pixels, we recommend that you try a software
solution and only press on the screen as a last resort, as you could
end up damaging the panel further. UDPixel is a program that
tries to find and fix faulty pixels, as does JScreenFix.
If your screen is new and seems to have an excessive number of faulty
pixels for its class, you should contact the manufacturer for a