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07-01-2008, 08:52 PM
This topic has come up a few times on what to use or what to do if a Dead Pixel shows up. Here are a few sites to reference:

http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Stuck-P...an-LCD-Monitor (http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Stuck-Pixel-on-an-LCD-Monitor)
http://www.jscreenfix.com/basic.php (Jscreen Basic)
http://www.jscreenfix.com/purchase.php?id=1bc2d2a3104690c1122b3b8cab08b116 (Jscreen Deluxe)

08-08-2008, 07:48 AM
Has anyone tried any of the techniques discussed in the links provided by Justin? My lappy arrived with 2 dead/stuck pixel and of course I did not take the 30 day dead pixel warranty...


08-08-2008, 10:46 AM
I remember a few people who used the techniques and fixed their problem, but I have not had to use them myself.

10-31-2009, 04:36 PM
Actually all these are methods for fixing stuck pixel.
The "http://killdeadpixel.com/" Link seems pretty dead to me and even the program undead Pixel 2.2 which states that it "helps to locate and fix LCD screens dead pixels." is referred as a tool for fixing stuck pixel only on other websites.

If you have a dead pixel ("Stuck pixels sometimes start working again with time unless they appear black on a white background, these are known as dead pixels.") all you can do is hope, that you have warranty on it.
For the last point you should check this review:
to find out, how many dead pixel you need for your hardware to be replaced.
Sometimes, if you have dead and stuck pixel, it might be a good idea not to fix the stuck pixels, depends on your manufacturer ond its policy.
For example, take the following statement:
"Lastly, Formac makes no distinction between 15" and 17" panels, which they change as soon as there are three dead pixels of any kind (lit, unlit or colored)."
If you have 2 dead pixel and 2 stuck (they are reffering to all of them as dead ones, while I refer to the unlit and colored as stuck) and you succeed to repair both stuck pixel, then you won't get the hardware exchanged anymore, although you would have, if you did not repair 2 out of 4 pixel.

Concerning me, I tried all the posted methods for my dead pixel multiple times (and as expected, none of them worked), but 1 out of 1920*1200 is really hard to spot, so it's ok for me.