How can I fix a stuck pixel on an LCD screen?

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I have a couple stuck pixels on one of my displays, and it drives me crazy. It's a little thing, but I cannot look at the screen without it being as noticeable as a fire truck driving by with its siren on 11 while all the firemen toss $50s out the windows. Is there a way to fix this, or at least minimize it, without sending it in for repairs?

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jimlynch
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I doubt there's anything you can do directly, though it might be worth checking the manufacturer's site to see if they have any support tips related to this issue. Your best bet though is to have it fixed or replaced by the manufacturer.

dthomas
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You might want to give Undead Pixel a try; even if it doesn't work, it has a cool name. It will not work every time, but it essentially quickly cycles the pixel, which can sometimes "unstick" them. Undead Pixel is freeware, so you have nothing to lose, and if it works you can always donate a buck or two to the developer. 

 

http://udpix.free.fr/index.php?p=dl

 

Another thing you can do is apply direct physical pressure to the stuck pixel, in other words press it gently with your fingertip. Believe it or not, sometimes this is all it take to fix it. 

GlendatheGoodWitch
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One option to fix any screen burn in, image retention or dead pixels is a DVD called the Pixel Repair DVD from www.pixel-repair.com and it is a direct dowload off of their website! They just put up a "Quick Fix" DVD that is just for repairing the problem while their main DVD (The Pixel Repair DVD) contains a lot more information, etc. Both are definately worthwhile! My lcd tv had bad burn in from a network logo and I let teir DVD run for a little while on my screen and it did the trick! Hope this helps!

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