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Stuck red pixel on Samsung monitor

By Jskid
Feb 27, 2011
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  1. I just bought a new Samsung monitor and it has 1 stuck pixel. I tried applying pressure to it and it didn't do anything.
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Did you apply pressure during a full power on/off cycle?
    I don't know if that still works, It's been years since I have tried it. If captaincranky finds this thread, He probably knows the best remedy or things to try....he's a bit of a monitor expert.
     
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343

    So how exactly does this work?
    1. Turn the monitor on to see the dead pixel
    2. Press a damp cloth against dead pixel
    3. Turn off monitor
    4. Wait (for how long?)
    5. Turn on monitor
    6. Remove cloth

    Do I have to press the dead pixel at the same time of turning monitor off/on, because I kind of need a hand to press the back of the monitor?
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157


    1) put pressure on the pixel
    2) turn on monitor
    3) leave on 1-2 minutes
    4) keep pressure on pixel and turn off
    5) wait 30 sec
    6) turn monitor back on and remove pressure.

    Thats how I used to do it.

    **** if that does not work, do a very fast on/off cycle
    Hope it works for you.
     
  5. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343

    Memory Express actually took it back and gave me a new one, how nice of them.
     

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