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    A stuck pixel fix that works?

    Many of you will know the feeling when you get your brand new, gorgeous TFT, only to find that there's a stuck pixel somewhere. Somehow, no matter what you try, you cannot ignore it. You know it's there and you want rid of it. You can sometimes get lucky and fix them, like Jeffrey Patch did, by combining screen massaging with a video that rapidly flashes RGB colour.
    Last night I decided to let the video run on a loop while I slept (you can do this in Quicktime). I set it up and figured I'd rub the spot a little bit. This time I used my Monster iClean cleaning cloth instead of my dirty finger. I massaged the area for about 30 seconds while the video was flashing and the pixel started working perfectly.
    I have a stuck blue pixel on my TFT, so I'll be trying this out to see if I can free it up!
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    Didnt work for me.. just gave me a headache!

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    Wonder if this can work to revive dead pixels. I already knew about "massaging" the screen to fix stuck pixels. Shame it won't work on the monitors with a glass front panel

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    I noticed a permanently lit green pixel on my monitor just the other week, after it being dead pixel free since I bought it. I was really annoyed about it, but amazingly, a sharp tap and it sorted itself out! I'm guessing this doesn't work for everything, but if there's a chance these techniques work in some cases, then I suppose it's well worth a go

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    JScreenFix

    I've spent a great deal of time investigating into the best strategy to fix stuck pixels on LCD screens and have developed a Java Applet. The Applet is freely available, just search for JScreenFix to find it.

    JScreenFix works on each colour cell individually in an un-coordinated fashion. This is more effective at reviving stuck pixels and is less stressful on the screen's power circuitry. The technique is also less likely to cause photosensitive epilepsy, a common problem when playing traditional pixel fixing videos. Each colour cell is turned on and off at up to 60 times a second using the applet.

    I also have video versions available on the site including a DVD image which can be burnt and used in standalone DVD players.

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    Michael,

    Hopefully, everyone here knows how to use internet search engines to locate your app but, nonetheless, I reckon it's worth having a direct URL, so here it is.

    What I'd like to see on your site, though, is an area where people can give feedback.

    Thoughts?

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    Might have to give that a try later. I have a bad pixel on my LCD tv. I'm pretty sure you can only revive stuck pixels and not dead ones though.

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    Excellent! I have had three lazy pixels stuck on grey for about 2 years (since i had it) - just gave it a sharp knock with my knuckle and now it's gone

    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenFixer View Post
    I've spent a great deal of time investigating into the best strategy to fix stuck pixels on LCD screens and have developed a Java Applet. The Applet is freely available, just search for JScreenFix to find it.

    JScreenFix works on each colour cell individually in an un-coordinated fashion. This is more effective at reviving stuck pixels and is less stressful on the screen's power circuitry. The technique is also less likely to cause photosensitive epilepsy, a common problem when playing traditional pixel fixing videos. Each colour cell is turned on and off at up to 60 times a second using the applet.

    I also have video versions available on the site including a DVD image which can be burnt and used in standalone DVD players.
    Anyone had any results with PSP's? Might developed one a few weeks ago.

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    Nice one, mums TFT's got 2 dead's on it..

    Now, anyone wanna write a java app that removes the small fly things from LG monitors? lol

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    When I got my Dell 2407, it had 3 dead pixels. A gentle touch on the screen above the dead pixels bought it back to life with no problems.

    I assume that this "massage fix" only works for those pixels which have the electronics in the right place, but have no contact. Massaging them brings the circuits into contact bringing them to life.

    I assume that there must also be pixels which are stuck due to faulty circuitry running them and in such cases this will not work.

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    i ran the java fix, brand new 2407 with 2 pixels close together, been on all night and nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    i ran the java fix, brand new 2407 with 2 pixels close together, been on all night and nothing
    There is an alternative for JScreenFix. I have also tried JScreen... and it didn't worked. So I started to search for another utility and I have found it here:
    fixdeadpixels.uv.ro
    I hope it will help you.
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    giving a gentle flick does work sometimes in getting a dead pixel working, never had a software fix work yet,

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    Thanks for the info, I'll give it a go later on. I've had one dead (red) pixel on my TFT since new although it's not (too) noticable.
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    thats stuck not dead, you may get lucky, or it may go a darker colour so you dont notice as much. never got rid of any stuck pixels on mine, well the last one anyway.

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    I tried every thing on my girlfriends red stuck pixel never did get it unstuck

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