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Stuck vs. Dead Pixels
Have you ever noticed that a pixel - a little dot on your computer�s LCD monitor - is staying a single color all of the time? You have a stuck pixel. Luckily, stuck pixels aren�t always permanent.
Stuck and dead pixels are hardware problems. They�re often caused by manufacturing flaws - pixels aren�t supposed to get stuck or die over time.
Stuck pixels are different from dead pixels. A stuck pixel is a single color - red, green, or blue - all of the time. A dead pixel is black instead.
While it�s often possible to �unstick� a stuck pixel, it�s much less likely that a dead pixel will be fixed. While a dead pixel may simply be stuck at black, it�s possible that the pixel isn�t receiving power at all.
A faulty pixel displaying the color white all of the time is known as a �hot pixel.�
Do you have any dead pixels? It can be hard to tell. The easiest way to notice is by making the screen a single color. To easily do so, use the Dead Pixels Test which we included in new Bad Crystal
Of course, a speck on your screen may in fact be a piece of dirt or dust - run your finger over it (gently!) to make sure. if it doesn�t move, that�s a stuck (or dead) pixel.
So you�ve got a stuck pixel - what now?
Try BadCrystal if you�re looking for a program that does this. Bad Crystal unique utility for clean your screen from stuck pixels, burn-in and stuck stripes. Launch Bad Crystal for a few minutes, and your screen will be clean. Innovation algorithm and high technology are using in Bad Crystal can repair 90,7% of defect LCD screen within few minutes.
Yes, this is a hardware problem - so how will software fix it?
There are software programs that rapidly change colors, cycling through a variety of colors on your screen. If a color-cycling window is placed in the area of the stuck pixel, the program is constantly asking the stuck pixel to change colors.
It did not work, what do now?
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Some people report that pressing and rubbing on the pixel can help reset it. If you�re pressing and rubbing, try using something that won�t damage your screen, like a microfiber cloth - and don�t press too hard! Some people also report that tapping on the screen with a blunt, narrow object like an eraser nub or the cap of a sharpie (it may be a good idea to wrap it in something like a microfiber cloth, too) can help. Again, be careful - don�t apply too much pressure or use anything sharp; you could easily damage your monitor and end up wishing your only problem was a stuck pixel.
Unfortunately, a single faulty pixel may not be enough to get service under warranty - even if you�ve just recently purchased your computer. Different manufacturers have different policies for dealing with stuck or dead pixels. Some manufacturers will replace a monitor that has even a single faulty pixel, while most manufacturers will require a minimum number of faulty pixels before offering warranty service.
You may need to have at least five stuck pixels on your screen before your manufacturer will replace it under warranty. For more details, consult the warranty information that came with your laptop or computer monitor or contact the manufacturer.