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​How to fix stuck pixels

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There are various abnormalities that can lower the quality of a screen. The most common abnormalities are hot, dead, and stuck pixels. Hot and dead pixels are displayed as white and black spots respectively. On the other hand, stuck pixels are usually displayed as green, red, or blue spots. It is difficult to get rid of hot or dead pixels from your screen. The remedy for these abnormalities is replacement of the entire screen. In the case of stuck pixels, it is possible and easy to get rid of them without the need to replace the screen.

How do I get rid of stuck pixels on my laptop screen? In case you are asking yourself this question, then I will guide you through the various method of fixing this problem. There are various approaches of doing this and they include the following:

Method 1: Using special software

Some software tools like UDPix are designed and optimized for flashing bright colors across a screen. This process triggers the pixels to change rapidly. To achieve good results, it is necessary to run the program for some time. Although most software tools of this kind have proved to be effective in solving the stuck pixel problem, one is not guaranteed of getting a satisfying solution. In case this method does not work for your screen, I can guarantee you that method 2 or 3 will be effective.

Method 2: Pressure method

To start with, you need to locate the stuck pixel and then get a blunt object that cannot scratch your screen. The pressure is applied on the stuck pixel by tapping on it gently using the narrow object. Exert force gently on the stuck pixel until you get a white glow. If the pressure is too little, you may not get the glow and you will therefore need to add some more pressure. Once you get a glow, tap for around five to ten times. It is advisable to place a damp piece of paper towel or cloth between the screen and the pressure-exerting object to avoid damaging your screen.

Method 3: Soft cloth method

This method utilizes a washcloth dumped in hot water. It is advisable to use protective gloves when carrying out his process. To start with, sandwich the hot washcloth in a watertight plastic bag and seal it completely. Using massage-like motion, move the bag containing the hot washcloth around the stuck pixel for some time. Ideally, the heat generated by the bag on the pixel is supposed to improve liquid crystal flow. Flow of liquid crystal into a space that was not well filled will awaken a stuck pixel. As a precaution, make sure that the bag is well sealed to avoid damages that may be caused by water spillages.

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