Stuck pixel fixers

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  1. fall3n macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys, I have a few stuck pixels on my screen which i know is inevitable, but I've heard these can be fixed with flashing programs. I came across this and was wondering if anyone has had any success or has any insight on this.

    http://screenfix.hostyourself.net/ is the link to the pixel flasher thing. I already tried the pressure technique found here http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Stuck-Pixel-on-an-LCD-Monitor but it didn't work, unless I didn't do it right. I didn't want to press too hard.
     
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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it's quite successful. It's certainly worth giving it a go, unless you're epileptic. Seriously, get someone else to run this for you if you're epileptic. You'll see why. :)
     
  4. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha. yah. i ran it for a bit over an hour, but it did nothing :( should i try running it longer, or is it hopeless then?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If it didn't work after an hour then it probably won't work. :(

    Sorry, hopefully it'll unstick over time... Fingers crossed. It is stuck right? A stuck pixel is coloured whilst a dead pixel is black. If it's dead then these apps won't help. :)
     
  6. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yah. they are red. theres 3. and then one really small whitish/bluish one. theres only 1 red one that u can actually really notice when its black screen and thats only if your close and looking for it. so it's not horrible, but i'd rather not have them. Oh well :(
     
  7. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    They say between 6-48 hours. I'll let y'all know if it works in 10 hours. Running the program now.
     
  8. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha. cool. i'm gonna do the same. run it over night and check before i head to work. report in the morning...
     
  9. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    There's a widget for this too. Although I have a crt I run it occasionally to amuse myself.

    If it doesn't work after 10 hours then you should run it for a couple of days. I have also heard that 'massaging' the dead pixel can help too.
     
  10. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    LOL! It actually worked. :eek:

    I turned off the program after an hour because the fan kicked in as I'm heading off to bed. I rubbed the spot and the stuck pixel disappeared!
     
  11. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ugh. i ran it for 6.5 hours, messaged them, pressured them. nothing. not a single one. maybe its just the 24" iMac? oh well
     
  12. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Did you turn the monitor brightness to maximum and turned off any screensavers and monitor sleep?
     
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  14. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, full brightness. no screensavers. no sleep.

    permissions? was that a joke?
     
  15. nagromme macrumors G5

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    The good news about dead pixels is, they "go away" in your mind!

    I have one on my PowerBook, and it bugged me at first, but I don't even remember where it is now. I'd have to set to all black and hunt for it.

    If I don't notice it anymore, then who cares? :)
     
  16. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that's true. Mine arn't dead, so i want to at least try to fix them. I left the pixel thing on in the morning before i came to work. I'll check it when i get home. *crosses fingers*
     
  17. fall3n thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah. so it didn't work. oh well. maybe they'll go away after some time
     
  18. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    dextertangocci forgot and left out the [mad jew][/mad jew] vb code. :)

    That may be the ticket. I suffered with my stuck pixel for over a year.
     
  19. ScreenFixer macrumors newbie

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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 here:

    http://www.jscreenfix.com/

    The applet 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.
     
  20. designed macrumors 6502

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    I have to give these a go. I have 3 or 4 stuck pixels, one spot being in the dead center of the display. My guess is there are two pixels stuck in a row, but anyhow it's a bright red dot in the middle of the screen, makes watching just about anything a pain.
     
  21. ankh macrumors member

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    anything for osx 10.3.9?

    I tried jscreenfix, but Java complained that it only has "1.0" and the application requires "1.4" -- this is with the latest 10.3.9 update from Apple. I've emailed the jscreenfix developer asking if I can work around this.

    Meanwhile, anyone know a way to deal with a stuck pixel in software with osx 10.3.9?
     
  22. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    When you all are talking about stuck pixels, are you talking about the new iMacs or the white ones? Definitely the massage technique is possible since I've done it on my powerbook and other imacs with the flat panel. I just wondered since the new iMac has a glass screen if massaging it even puts pressure on the screen itself. I just don't know how thick that glass is. What do you all think?
     
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  24. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    take a hammer and smash the glass..then massage the screen
     
  25. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    I haven't had luck with these things yet. Oh well. One time I massaged and more appeared. They went away, but I gave up massaging at that point. :p
     

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