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TFT's and dead pixels

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by axer, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. axer

    Mobster

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    Hi Chaps,

    Just bought a pair of reject TFT's for my workstation that have a few dead/dodgy pixels (was well aware of before purchase).

    Untill now I've always known dead pixels as to be blue specs on the screen however now I have some green specs too which are much more obvious than the blue ones. Are these green specs totaly dead pixels too? Is there anything I can do to make them blue perhaps as apposed to lime green :p

    Cheers
     
  2. Shiz

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    I've had red ones before as well...I would also be interested to know the answer to this quesiton.
     
  3. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    colour pixels are not dead, but "stuck". Dead pixels are usually black, each pixel is made up of 3 sub pixels, red blue and green. So yours is stuck in blue, if its dead it would be black.
     
  4. dokko

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    Is this where you give them a light massage to get them working again?
     
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Thats the idea, its not guaranteed.
     
  6. axer

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    I dont suppose you know where I could obtain further info about fixing / killing these 'stuck' pixels do you?
     
  7. Energize

    Caporegime

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    You can try those programs which cycle through different colours, they can sometimes work.
     
  8. axer

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  9. Dup

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    Nice info! This thread should be made a sticky.

    I've seen stuck pixels revive themselves on my dads tft, but they're just as likely to come back too.
     
  10. Baddass

    Don

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

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    Location: UK

    no need, there's already a section in the sticky about them ;)

    link there to the program to try. You might have some luck massaging / flicking pixels if they are lazy sub pixels (red / blue / green). If they're black or white they are fully dead pixels and you won't have much luck i don't think.