Dead pixels are an unfortunate side effect that we have to live in our modern universe centered in the display, but does not have to be a constant problem. And if you could pay someone to fix it (or replace entire screen) there are some useful methods to clear the dead pixels and return the screen to how it was before. Below, we show you how to repair dead pixels.
Do you dead? Or do you simply stuck?
The first step in this journey pixel repair is to learn the difference between a pixel died and a pixel stuck. Each individual pixel in an LCD screen is composed of three subpixels (red, green, and blue) that appear in white when turned on and black when turned off. Together, these three subpixels generate all colors of the spectrum.
We find ourselves before a pixel is stuck if one or two of the subpixels remain on, while the rest is off. Its appearance will vary in appearance depending on which sub-pixel to work correctly. On the other hand, a pixel dead appears when a whole pixel or set of subpixels remain off. Pixels that are stuck are usually easier to repair than dead pixels.
None of the two to be confused with the so-called “pixels hot“, which are a temporary problem limited to photography or videography.
If the pixels of the screen are stuck, it is possible that there is a way to save them. That said, if we can ensure the validity of the methods that we will address below, we cannot guarantee it in all cases, so your first action should be to check if your screen is still within the warranty period. It is probably preferable to replace it by a completely new (and free), but if the warranty has passed, or you simply want to know how to repair a pixel dead by yourself, continue reading
JScreenFix is the solution of arrangement of pixels ideal for all. It is a web application, so no downloads are required. This also makes it suitable for a wide variety of platforms, including iOS and MacOS.
Step 1: Open your favorite browser and go to the home page of JScreenFix.
Step 2: click on the blue button to Launch JScreenFix at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Drag the window to white noise up to where your pixel is stuck or dead, and then allow it to sit for half an hour.
JScreenFix claims that most of the pixels can be repaired in less than 10 minutes, but give it enough time to work is never over. Try to use it a couple more times if the first run is not successful.
In any case, if it doesn’t work, you can always try some other tools.
PixelHealer is an application completely free of Aurelitec, designed to solve problems of pixels. If your screen with dead pixels is connected to a PC with Windows, this should be the solution. It is compatible with many versions of Windows, from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Once downloaded, PixelHealer you will see a box, colored box and a settings menu. Click and drag —or use the options to position and size— to place the color box over the area of dead pixels. Taking care not to look directly at the box (especially if you are sensitive to flashing images), click on the button “Start Flashing“.
The window will begin to flash in various colors very rapidly. Let sit for 30 minutes (yes, thirty minutes), and then check the pixel again. Test this a few times to see if it works. This is the most common method there is when you try to resurrect a pixel. Basically, what you’re doing is to try to bring life back to the pixel, by forcing an appropriate response that will act as before.
It must be said that it is more likely to work in a pixel stuck —it still shows “signs of life”— that’s a pixel dead, which can remain insensitive to this treatment. But there is the possibility that you can put both, so test this method, regardless of how they behave the pixel.
If you’re not sure where is really the problem with the pixels on your screen, you can use the application InjuredPixels. This detector pixels freemium allows you to put your screen in various colors to find the problem. The pixels blocked or dead appear on the wall colour according to the damage present, making them easier to identify.
If this PixelCleaner does not work, test the solution online that you have below, or go directly to the final part of this guide and test the “pressing method”.
Dead Pixel Detect And Fix (Android)
Dead Pixel Detect And Fix (DPDF) is a simple method in order to locate and repair potentially dead pixels or stuck. The free app is available for Android 2.3 and later versions, and has an interface that is self explanatory and easy to navigate. Like many applications and programs in our guide on how to repair dead pixels, DPDF allows you to scroll through several colors to locate (and potentially repair) a pixel dead or stuck, using an extended series of six screens flashing
To download DPDF, go to the Google Play Store, or tap on the icon “Play Store” on your Android device to access it. Search for “Dead Pixel Detect And Fix” and download it like you would any other application. Once installed, open it by tapping the icon DPDF.
Tap the screen to open the main menu of the application, and then choose the “Colors” button in the upper left corner. Runs after individually six presets: red, green, blue, white, black, and gray. You can also choose the “Customize” option at the top and choose a color from the color palette resulting (without using all the colors).
Do either of these two options will allow you to know where a pixel is dead or stuck on your screen.
When you know it, returns to the small welcome screen and tap the screen again to bring up the main menu of the application. Choose “Repair” to start the process default color cycle of 30 minutes. If you want to change the duration, use the “Settings” menu. Yes, let the repair function is run for at least 20 minutes before you close it
When you have completed the cycle, go back to the welcome screen, access the menu as before and choose again the option “Color”. Make a cycle through the same colors that you used to locate the dead pixel or stuck previously, and check to see if everything has returned to normal.
*Updated August 8, 2019 by Daniel Matus.
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