Dead Pixel 23"

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  1. aminadab macrumors regular

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    So, wishful thinking? I just bought a new 23 ACD and love it. One dead pixel in the top left corner, about five inches in. It's looks pink. I seem to think that my powerbook had a couple of these and went away eventually. Should I suck it up and deal with one dead? Or is there some magic trick that can make it come to life? Thanks.
     
  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Leave this on over night with loop in Quicktime in the area that the dead pixel is at.

    http://itasor.com/pixelmurder.MP4

    Courtesy of Iatsor, he says about 75% of the time this works.

    I have no idea or not if this works, just read it before hand on another thread.

    Edit: Forgot to mention to change the prefix from .txt to .mov, do this by the get info in finder.
     
  3. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    i kno ITASOR ...which is a member...has some sort of fix..like a video file....that you run with quicktime over night...do a search for it..
     
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    u beat me by 2 minutes!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    I tried this with the dead pixel on my iBook and it didn't work. Left it on overnight, it was still there in the morning. Maybe I should try doing it again but the iBook is a rev A G4 so I was never too concerned about one dead pixel. Hopefully you will have better luck than me.
     
  6. aminadab thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help! I'm really in over my head and I hope I'm not asking annoying questions. When I open that link, all I get is a web page of text -- same if I right click it and download. Sorry for the hand holding!
     
  7. 40167 macrumors regular

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    Well it wont do anything for a dead pixel, it cant just make a dead pixel work again as its simply broken (for lack of a better term)... it gets rid of stuck pixels once in a while.
     
  8. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Change the prefix from .txt to .mov, do this by the get info in finder
     
  9. aminadab thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, made it .mov and now it says QT cannot open because it doesn't understand. I opened it up as .txt and it played a "movie" of a bunch of text lines scrolling, is this what I want to put over the pixel? Do I need QT pro to make it work as a movie? Again, much thanks
     
  10. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Opps :eek: sorry my mistake, change the prefix as i said so that the .MP4 is the last prefix. so,

    .MP4.mov or .MP4.txt to just the .MP4

    Sorry again.
     
  11. aminadab thread starter macrumors regular

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    WOW, got it! I think it'll give my cat a seizure! Thank you very much.
     
  12. NicP macrumors 6502

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    sometimes gently rubbing the area resoloves a stuck pixel, dont press to hard though!
     
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  14. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Are you option clicking the link.
     

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