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Fix a Stuck Pixel
If your display is out of warranty and cannot be replaced, and you don’t want to live with a spot on your display, there are several methods to possibly fix a stuck pixel.
The first thing to try is to cycle the color value of the pixel rapidly using software. One such program is the free, web-based Java applet JScreenFix. This didn’t work for me in either case but it’s something to try before using pressure.
If software doesn’t work, you can attempt to reset the pixel by applying pressure to the display. Be warned that there is a chance that following these steps could cause more stuck pixels than they fix, or worse.
For both of these methods, display a black image behind the stuck pixel or a white image for a pixel stuck on black. The best implement I’ve found for applying pressure is an unused pencil eraser.
Both of these methods worked for me and I was suprised each time with the success. If you’ve fixed the pixel with either of these methods, make sure you didn’t affect any surrounding pixels. To do this, display a black image and check for any stray pixels. Then do the same with a white image.
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