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Stuck pixel

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August 24, 2010 4:50:00 PM

(I know the choice of category is really out there but I thought I'd find guys who know about LCD screens the most here :p )

I have a stuck pixel on my laptop screen. It's green. I've tried all the java flashing colors solutions as well as rubbing/poking it gently and whatever other tips/tricks I could find. Nothing works.

What's next? Can I get it fixed somewhere for a cost? Any experiences? Has anyone tried gadgets like PixelTuneup? Any ideas?

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August 25, 2010 9:37:34 PM

No, yes, you have to replace the screen.
Pixels go bad usually just go dark It's not unusual to have several bad on a new laptop.
Manfacturers will warranty only if so many per sq inch are bad.
I't would look a lot better if you could just turn it off. Sorry I've never heard of how to do that.
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August 26, 2010 3:55:44 PM

mhelm1 said:
No, yes, you have to replace the screen.
Pixels go bad usually just go dark It's not unusual to have several bad on a new laptop.
Manfacturers will warranty only if so many per sq inch are bad.
I't would look a lot better if you could just turn it off. Sorry I've never heard of how to do that.


Hmm, maybe a microscopic dot of flat black paint?? :D .

Or the OP could try a tiny bit of clear transparent tape (Scotch tape) over the offending pixel, and then use a black marker fine-point pen to try to black it out, which would probably be less harsh on the antiglare surface than paint. If not satisfactory, gently peel off the tape..
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