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How To Fix a Dead Pixel in Your LCD Screen - Jeffery Patch

How To Fix a Dead Pixel in Your LCD Screen

In 2005 I found a red stuck pixel on the LCD screen of Apple PowerBook. Severely disappointed I looked for an easy method to fix the dead or stuck pixel on the LCD screen.

After lots of researching the tips I read online I was unable to repair the stuck pixel. Some are easier than others, but many take a lot of time and work.  After a couple of months I came up with a great solution.

A rudimentary version of the solution has been available here on my blog for several years with over 300,000 downloads, countless thank you comments and emails, and quite a few support emails.  I was unfortunately unable to provide all the support for free and had a realization: This is a great product that helps a lot of people fix their dead or stuck pixels on their LCD monitor.

I decided to revamp it from the ground up. The video was re-created from scratch for today’s HD monitors. I also created a PDF guide to walk you through, step-by-step how to fix dead or stuck pixels on your LCD monitor.  All methods are included: the quick and easy approach or the slightly more involved, but simple as pie method for more stubborn dead or stuck pixels.

The program has it’s own website and is available now for only $9.95.  There’s a full money-back guarantee because I am so confident this will work great for you to fix your dead or stuck pixels on your LCD screen.

Fix Dead & Stuck Pixels


If you need to fix a dead or stuck pixel on your LCD screen, monitor, or TV, you owe it to yourself to check this out. Your LCD screen will be as good as new in no time.  And if not? Just let me know and you’ll get a full refund! What’s to lose?

Just a few dead or stuck pixels =)


  1. Mikey C. on February 21, 2006 at 1:40 am

    Thanks a million, it worked like a charm! I’ve had my 12″ powerbook G4 for about 4 months and a few days ago it got a stuck pixel (red) right smack in the middle of the screen (very noticeable and irritating while watching DVDs). I’m so relieved, that little red dot was driving me crazy!

  2. […] Another trick that I’ve found is to use a color flashing video that Sony released for the PSP (to fix pixel problems on the PSP I guess).  The process is detailed in jeffey.blog  and the video is available for download  from his site.  This video changes the screen color at a rate of 30 times a second and running this for 30 minutes or so (or longer) on the area with the problem might fix it. […]

  3. Martin on April 1, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    Thanx a lot. Just bought a new ACER AL1916AS and after 1 hour 1 red pixel. After trying your method for 30 seconds it worked again.

  4. Mikelangelo on April 11, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks a lot my friend for the tips and the video! Today it appears a stuck pixel on my 19” LG L1915s. It was a blue pixel and it was appeared only on black background. I let this run for about 5 minutes and the blue dot disappeared! Magic!

  5. Esko Mörkö on May 23, 2006 at 8:52 am

    Fixed one for me.

  6. Christian on June 12, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    Worked on my BenQ FP93GX! Thanks a lot!

  7. Roman on July 4, 2006 at 12:18 am

    This worked for me in about 10 seconds…thanks!

  8. Erik on January 24, 2007 at 8:28 am

    In-cre-di-ble! A dead pixel appeared on my 30″ Cinema display. Horror!!! I ran your file for a few minutes and whammo! Gone!

  9. Michael on March 24, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I ran that video about 20 mins and nothing happened, until I reread your directions – after 3 secs it was gone! Thank you very much!
    I was going crazy with that purple dot while watching movies…

  10. Hiep on April 5, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Could anyone please tell me how to keep the video running continuously ? Thank you in advance. And thanks jeffpatch too. In advance. 😉

  11. Padam Mehrotra on April 13, 2007 at 1:29 am

    I ran the video on my new LG 19″ widescreen monitor with one dead pixel for around 5 minutes. I thought all this is crap but then I tried the same thing one more time and i was absolutely amazed the pixel disappeared instantly. THANKS A LOT JEFFERY…..AMAZING BLOG ….U ROCK

  12. Arda on June 1, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Is it possible doing the same operation and getting any results on a 42″ LCD Television??

  13. Andrew on July 26, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Jeff, found your blog via Google via Digg searching for stuck pixels. Thanks for this solution! Worked like a charm on my brand new out of the box LCD monitor.

    Thanks again!

  14. J.P. on August 17, 2007 at 12:33 am

    This worked on my Sony TX series. I left it going all night long and when I woke up it was fixed! THANK YOU!

  15. Ashley Graham on October 16, 2007 at 7:35 am

    Hi, I used your technique on my brand new TFT and it worked in under 4 seconds!!

  16. Ashley Graham on October 16, 2007 at 7:37 am

    Oh and there is a big big difference between dead and stuck pixels. Read here for more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_pixel

  17. Benny on October 21, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks! Very helpful.
    Works (for now).
    Any tips on cleaning smudged screens:)

  18. Chain on October 27, 2007 at 6:02 am

    I was searching because I was getting annoyed with this nice red pixel right in the middle of the screen and came across your site.. Wish I had looked a couple of years ago.. Had this machine for twos and finally got rid of the red spec 🙂

    Many thanks,

  19. Tim on October 31, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Legend! Fixed my pixel problem!!! Massivly happy, literally ran your video for maybe 5 seconds and it worked 🙂 😀

  20. One grateful guy on November 15, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    I bought an incredibly cheap LCD (I-Inc iF191DPB, from Tiger) that worked great with my mac mini, except for this one brilliant green pixel just off-center.

    I couldn’t believe this approach would work, but I figured I had little to lose.

    Within moments, I saw that the green spot now flickered (on a static black background. So I tried again, and poof! GONE! Thank you so much for fixing this problem!!

  21. Aaron Trout on December 5, 2007 at 9:55 am

    I had a stuck pixel (green) on my brand new TFT from dabs.com – ran the video once and it was gone!

    (and i didnt even have the video on the bit with the stuck pixel, as i was looking for a repeat option in VLC player!!!)

    Thanks a bunch!

  22. John Ralston on December 25, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you so much for this! You’ve SAVED CHRISTMAS!

  23. […] read this article on fixing a stuck pixel. I also came across Jeff Patch’s article which refers to a video created by Nick Toohill. However, after practicing all methods for a good […]

  24. Jay on January 1, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks a lot mate , I got my new T61 and was sick worried abt a dead – red pixel to the corner of the screen … and i was trying to find the FAQ about return policy for lenovo before I read this blog ….

    The whole thing lasted for 5 min and then like magic the red spot went away …

    and the best part is – I need not find that FAQ !!

  25. Travis on January 2, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    New Acer X203W via newegg.com for xmas, just hooked up this evening and noticed a single green stuck pixel in lower left of screen (took a couple hours and a black screen to notice it – by accident really).

    I used the method posted here and it took about 1 minute.

    It worked! Thanks so much! On the internet, in some ways it’s so much easier to rely on the kindness of strangers. Happy New Year!

  26. drainweb dot com on January 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    It worked on my brand new BenQ G2400W!
    I did it once, then the pixel came back a few minutes later 🙁

    I’ll keep trying this, unfortunately the pixel keeps coming back.

    I was actually writing a review about several HD monitors, I got my BenQ today from newegg.com – it had a stuck blue pixel.

    I used your methods for about 20 seconds.. removed and it’s gone!

    P.S. I’ve tested the Acer, Dell E248WFP, Samsung 2232GW and out of all of them the BenQ G2400W is the best one, except for the pixel issue…


  27. The Amazing HD Gaming Monitor Shootout! on January 30, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    […] The final monitor featured in this review is the one-and-only BenQ G2400W. After I opened the box and powered her up, I noticed that it had a single stuck blue-lit pixel! Although it was only one pixel, it was definately enough to kill my day. Luckily I was able to fix this pixel with a combination of methods. (check out this method if you have this problem). […]

  28. Rob on February 21, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I just Googled “fix stuck pixel” and found this post via Digg.

    Followed your method and… fixed!


  29. lukry on March 5, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I took me 3 tries get rid off a blue pixel which was driving me nuts over last couple of weeks. Dell 19″ monitor. QuickTime Player. Thank you for the tip! Still works in March 2008 🙂

  30. Daniel on March 13, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I’ll Try it on my lcd to see if it works, Thank you.

  31. Louise on April 11, 2008 at 3:41 am

    I too Googled my way to your blog and found this. I followed the directions for a short time and ta daaa! No more annoying pixel!

    Thanks 🙂

  32. True_Tech on August 21, 2008 at 7:57 am

    i’ve had this happen twice, the first time it fixed itself. last night they appeared so i followed your instructions and low and behold everything is great. i think its still vaguely there but i can’t tell if it really is or if i’m making it seem there cause i can’t see it at all on the page i use to see it all the time. thank you jeff

  33. Daryl on September 19, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Just bought 2 LG Flatron W1952TQ 19″ Widescreens, both of them came with stuck pixels.

    The first one was blue and fixed it quickly, but the second monitor has a red one in the bottom right part of the screen which needed more work.

    Both pixels were dead on arrival, they didnt appear after being fine at some stage.

  34. vali on October 15, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    thanks a lot, your method worked flawless on a lenovo T61, your method made all the difference, remind me to give you a six pack whenever you’re in Helsinki 🙂

  35. So Sick on December 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Your 3 year old blog entry essentially just fixed what I had perceived as a dead pixel on my screen. Light blue and highly annoying, and it was gone in like 15 sec. Kick ass. Thanks.

  36. Chris on December 28, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Thanks mate!
    This worked on my DS lite.

  37. Chicago Tom on February 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Your video just made my weekend! I am the happiest person right now. Thank you Sir!

  38. Crime_lab on May 28, 2009 at 8:20 am

    hello..yesterday i saw on my macbook pro 15,4 a white “line” on the center not so focus and a circle down and around the line. this is broken or stucked pixel? i didnt done nothing only the video with the colors but nothing. can someone help me please?thanks.

  39. Emma on July 15, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Just got a LG w1952tq monitor. When turned on the screen says digital power save mode and then goes blank. Tried all the usual stuff – the leads are properly connected and pressing keys on the keyboard or moving the mouse does nothing. Any help?

  40. bob in seattle on January 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    It worked for my Powerbook 1.67ghz!

    After about a minute or two it righted itself! Thank you!

  41. Niklas on April 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    It worked for me too, thanks a lot! I bought a Benq E2200HD today and got an annoying stuck pixel (green one) in the bottom of the screen. I ran followed your directions for 40 minutes, and then it just disappeared, Magic!

  42. Mike on May 3, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Absolutely fantastic. I just bought a new MB Pro, and about 5 days into it I noticed a black, stuck pixel. I thought it was dead. I was going through in my mind how I’d get the apple store to swap me out a new one. For 3k, a dead pixel right in the center of the screen was a real bummer. A little searching brought me here. Within about 15 seconds, the pixel was fixed. Very, very cool. I’d have never believed it had I not seen it.

    Thanks a million for posting that tip!

  43. Barry W on July 20, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Wow! all I can say is wow! I honestly was pretty skeptical that this would work when I first read it, but there was a huge black spot in the lower right-hand corner of the screen of my macbook. But I ran it and slowly but surely after about 15-20 minutes, the black spot was gone and my screen is back to normal! Thanks so much for this!

  44. Peter on August 21, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I had just bought a new 25″ monitor and 4 days later i get a red pixel, this method worked in ten seconds!

  45. Chris on January 19, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Hi I have a stuck red pixel on my I pad. Will this program work on the I pad?

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