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Old 02-28-2007, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi.

i've read lots about dead and stuck pixels on LCD screens before.. i've read some articles on how to revive stuck pixels as well..

i finally got myself an LCD screen.. and right out of the box i get this DISTRACTING dot near the center of my screen... just great..

now. problem is i can't seem to tell i fit's a DEAD pixel (which cant be fixed) or a STUCK pixel (which can be fixed)...

i can't tell whether it's green, white, red, blue, or black...

I tried putting it on a background with WHITE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, RED and BLACK colors... it can be seen on all colors except black..

does this mean a DEAD pixel?! coz it sure dont look that black.. or im just not used to this..

please help
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't even bother trying to fix it...Does it have warranty? Get a replacement or your money back. Cheers!
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Stick your eye really close next to it and see what colour it is. Alternatively take a picture of it.

Also poke it to see if it goes away.
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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erm most montors wont be covered under warrenty by one dead pixel adn i doubt youve payed for the class 1 warrenty, you can fix it by apllying a small amount of pressure to it and rubing in a circular motion with your thumb or get a stuck pixel fxing program,, they make the screen flash very quickly in variousl colours to unstick the pixel,, if its dead, hard luck bro
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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done both the rubbing and software tecnique (jpixel online stuff). no avail..

i really can't get a fix on its color.. it's soo small.. maybe it is black.. coz wen on a black background it blends.. with any other color it stands out.. am i making sensE?
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had this problem too. What I did was,

1.Turn Of Monitor
2. Put Slight Pressure on the Point
3. Turn Monitor back on.

And it should be fixed. It worked for me with my Acer AL1916W

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done both the rubbing and software tecnique (jpixel online stuff). no avail..
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