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Potentially fix dead pixels via a software solution
Authored by: karwood on Sep 20, '05 01:17:46AM
Another hint given to me by a friend who works at a local Apple fix-it shop is to massage the dead pixel gently - with a micro-fiber cloth or something else that won't mess up the screen itself.

The 'stuck' pixels are usually caused by mal-formed crystals in the lattice of the LCD, so the rapid-changing image attempts to loosen and wear the crystals a bit to make them perform normally. Massaging the screen can also slip them back into in the grid they live in, which is another common problem.

Sometimes they come back after a time, but using both these tricks has revived the dead pixels on my monitor.

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Potentially fix dead pixels via a software solution
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 20, '05 12:08:16PM

I was just hunting down the movie to play it overnight on my office PC and I was showing someone else where the stuck red pixel was. I touched the screen about 1/2" away from the pixel, and whaddya know! The darned thing unstuck!

The pressure I applied was soft, but sudden. You know the way a cat taps or a bunny punches? No more force than that. Not that I'm suggesting you fix your monitor by going to your local pet rescue center and adopting a poor orphaned bunnyrabbit (though that is a noble endeavour), I'm just illustrating :-)

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