Step 5: Enjoy Your Now Flawless Monitor!

Enjoy your monitor without those annoying stuck pixels!

And as I said before, this will obviously only work on LCD monitors.
<p>Thx..Pressure method worked for me</p>
<p>I asked in Tom's hardware and they asked me to visit this page.</p><p>My display has been running great for 4 whole years, and then yesterday it suddenly developed a very bright red spot in an edge. It was annoying, my eyes would always go to that spot, the more i tried to avoid the more i found myself looking at it.</p><p>I tried the pressure method first, didn't work.</p><p>I tried the rub, tap method, didn't work.</p><p>I tried UDPixel for one hour, didn't work.</p><p>I fired up UDPixel again, and left it running overnight.</p><p>And viola, the stuck red pixel has disappeared and the screen looks perfect again!</p><p>I really had my doubts that this'd work, it's a hardware problem, and a software generally cannot fix hardware-hence I tried the pressure methods first.</p><p>But who woulda known, it really worked!</p><p>Thanks <a href="https://www.instructables.com/member/Einsteins+Circuitry/" rel="nofollow">Einsteins Circuitry</a> you managed to add more life to my 4 years old laptop :)</p><p>I signed up just to thank you. Thanks, you really helped. Kudos. :)</p>
<p>Nothing works :(</p>
<p>Tried the third method using a smooth metal pen button (the click-click one!), and it worked after a few taps! Thanks! Finally my 4-year black pixel went away! Bye bye!</p>
Hi, i have a question: can stuck pixels be fixed if they are all in a straight line that comes down across the screen? I m trying all these methods on my IMAC but its not working. Can you help me out?
As others have mentioned this is either a video card issue or bad/dying LCD column driver. The latter are not fixable (to the best of my knowledge.) while according to the poster above the former are a silent recall issue for the iMac.
Can you describe it more? Is it a vertical or horizontal line, or is it a diagonal line? Is it a solid line, or is it a bunch of stuck pixels that just happen to be in a line-like shape? If it is a solid vertical, or horizontal line, then it is a faulty lcd, and there is nothing you can do. Also, is your iMac the newer one that is aluminum and black? If it is, than the display has a glass/plastic plate over the lcd making method 2 & 3 useless.
I think he means like screen burn-in...
LCD's can't burn in, he just got a broken LCD screen
Actually, he has a video card issue that is well known for iMacs. If you take it to an Apple store they will fix it for you.
I haven't really ever had a stuck pixel. Must be all the shaking and stuff. Treat you screen like an etch-a-sketch is what I got out of this.
I heard someone say to try moving a magnet piece near the stuck pixel..
don't use a big one or you need to get a new coputer.
i just named mine &quot;Pete&quot; and left him alone.
I have two named &quot;Joe&quot; and &quot;Phil&quot;.
:A<br>@color 90<br>@color C0<br>@color A0<br>@color F0<br>@color 00<br>@goto A<br><br>much better colors, light blue, light red, light green, white, black, and repeat. This will use quite a bit of cpu because it is an endless loop executing as fast as the cpu can command it.
>PS: Beetlegossip suggested that you could also go into Notepad in >Windows >and then create a batch file and write this, > :>A >@color 0f >@color f0 >@goto A name that something like test.bat and then run it, hit alt+enter to make it full screen, this is not as good as the color option but it does make it flicker white and black.
If you wanted a change in colors you could put something like, @color 53 @color 35 @color 23 @color 32 The possibilities are endless in a bat file! PS: You should see if the same thing works on a mac
When I tried to make the .bat file, it didn't work. When i clicked run, the cmd prompt window opened and then closed, i didn't have enough time to do anything. Do you know why?
Type the cmd command in Run... Hit enter and the terminal will stay open.
Perhaps you have an existing .bat file that has corrupted the earlier data? If not try recreating the .bat file. I suggest something simple like :A @color 0f @color f0 @color 0f @color f0 @goto A Then save the file as a .bat on your desktop which I am sure you know how to do. If this doesn't work then I have no idea what to do. After all I am only in 10th grade... Still learning about stuff
cool...im in 9th grade
cool...im in 7th grade
me 2 !!!
and vista?
that would have taken me like an hour to write something similar in java, thats pretty amazing.
you might have copied extra text. a letter or 2 extra can sometimes cause the program to exit
i think what u have to do is run the batch file from a command promt window. open command promt->type in start "name of batch file with the .bat at the end"->press enter and it should work ps. when u put batch file name don't use quotes
Nevermind...i found out why. You need to type "@goto A" at the end for it to work!
Oh ok then that would've been the problem that i would've thought of eventually =) <br/>
(this is XP or later, I think; tested on XP)<br/>:A<br/>@set /a tx=%RANDOM% %% 16<br/>@if %tx% LSS 10 (@set x=%tx%) ELSE if %tx% EQU 10 (@set x=A) ELSE if %tx% EQU 11 (@set x=B) ELSE if %tx% EQU 12 (@set x=C) ELSE if %tx% EQU 13 (@set x=D) ELSE if %tx% EQU 14 (@set x=E) ELSE if %tx% EQU 15 (@set x=F )<br/>@set /a ty=%RANDOM% %% 16 <br/>@if %ty% LSS 10 (@set y=%ty%) ELSE if %ty% EQU 10 (@set y=A) ELSE if %ty% EQU 11 (@set y=B) ELSE if %ty% EQU 12 (@set y=C) ELSE if %ty% EQU 13 (@set y=D) ELSE if %ty% EQU 14 (@set y=E) ELSE if %ty% EQU 15 (@set y=F )<br/>@color %x%%y%<br/>@goto A<br/>
Just curious, what would something equivalent be in the linux bash?<br />
Ok, you got me there.. The syntax is easier, but I don't know of a built in command to change the colors of an xterm via the command line..<br /> <br /> I did modify a script to give a similar effect, though (comments from original):<br /> <br /> #!/usr/bin/perl<br /> # $XTermId: 256colors.pl,v 1.3 2006/09/29 21:49:03 tom Exp $<br /> # $XFree86: xc/programs/xterm/vttests/256colors.pl,v 1.1 1999/07/11 08:49:54 dawes Exp $<br /> #<br /> # This uses 33 print-lines on an 80-column display.&nbsp; Printing the numbers in<br /> # hexadecimal would make it compact enough for 24x80, but less readable.<br /> <br /> $|=1;<br /> while (1) {<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; for ($bg = 0; $bg &lt; 256; $bg++) {<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; # print &quot;\x1b[9;1H\x1b[2J&quot;;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; for ($fg = 0; $fg &lt; 256; $fg++) {<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; print &quot;\x1b[48;5;${bg}m\x1b[38;5;${fg}m&quot;;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; printf &quot;%03.3d/%03.3d &quot;, $fg, $bg;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }<br /> }<br /> <br />
what the heck is that? I'm not going to try that unless i know what it does so could you please explain what exactly it does? I don't want to mess up my computer ha ha.
first get a random number less than 16 (%RANDOM% gives a larger number than we can use, so get the remainder from dividing by 16). Then we need to convert that number to hex, there is no direct way, so I use a if/else tree to convert numbers 10-15 to A-F. Do the same for another variable. Use those two variables to set the colors Wash, rinse, repeat. I did this mainly because I am not so familiar w/ batch programming, though I am familiar with shell scripting (unixy). I learned: set /a (set with arithmetic) %RANDOM% % works comparisons are stupidly named in batch
Ahh alright so that's not a batch file then is it? i haven't tried it yet
It is a batch file, bourne shell would not drive one to claw at one's eyes. I also forgot to mention that '%%' is translated to '%' in execution; since '%' is the variable symbol, you need to tell it to be a literal '%'. Also, the effect looks nicer (?) when there is text on the screen so you can get the two color effect.
its just an overcomplicated version
one more question... what numbers do the colors go up to? ex: @color XX
The colours system in Batch doesn't work like that.<br/>It is a combination of two digits put together like XX representing background and text, respectively.<br/><br/>0 = Black 8 = Grey<br/>1 = Blue 9 = Light Blue<br/>2 = Green A = Light Green<br/>3 = D. Turquoise B = Turquoise<br/>4 = Red C = Light Red<br/>5 = Purple D = Light Purple<br/>6 = Yellow E = Light Yellow<br/>7 = White F = Bright White<br/>
I'm guessing that there would be about 88 (11-99) and as for vista running the best on a mac, I would guess that it wouldn't be classified as a mac once you put vista on it. But in reality so long as the machine meets the specks.
open Command Prompt, and type in either: help color color /? then read.
um I Have absolutely no idea lol
Thank you for using a mac, they are the best. As I'm sure you know
That is just your opinion. I think Macs are terrible. Overpriced with poor hardware and keyboards that give you RSI. Windows for the win, atleast for me. (Yes, I have used a mac with snow leopard so i know what i am talking about.)
Their better for games but not so much other things. <br><br><br>GO APPLE<br><br>
for the sake of argument... go pc.
I have both mac mini and 2 CPU 8cores Xeon self build they are both good for certain things
yea! I have found someone besides me who realizes how pathetic Macs are!
Right out of the box they already do everything they will ever do. This is a plus or minus depending on what you want.

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