UndeadPixel - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

UndeadPixel

CNET Editors' review

It may be imprecisely named, but this skillfully executed freeware can fix stuck LCD pixels on your monitor. UndeadPixel's very basic interface needs no help beyond the minimal dialog information offered. Glance at a few color bars with start and reset buttons and you're running this tool in seconds.

One click of a button and the program displays a series of colors that cover your screen. You can quickly identify where to find the stuck pixels. Step two isn't as easy to implement. You repair the pixels not by flashing the whole screen, but in small 5x5 pixel windows. Precisely placing the windows on your stuck pixels can be difficult. It's too bad the publisher didn't offer the option to set a whole screen color then place the flashing windows. It's easy to choose the number of stuck pixels you want to fix and how fast to flash the colors, and this program proves to be more precise than similar utilities.

The advantage of this utility is you can continue to use your monitor while it runs. The small flashing windows can even be easily set to a single pixel to improve usability. Not every stuck LCD pixel responds to this procedure, but this freeware utility is the easy way to eliminate many pixel problems. UndeadPixel is recommended for any level user.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • CCleaner
    Clean up junk files and invalid Registry entries.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Advanced SystemCare
    Tune up and maintain your PC, with anti-spyware, privacy protec...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WinRAR (32-bit)
    Take full control over RAR and ZIP archives, along with unpacki...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Download App
    Keep the software on your Windows computer up-to-date and runni...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MiniTool Partition ...
    Move, resize, copy, explore, and recover hard disk drive partit...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WinRAR (64-bit)
    Take full control over RAR and ZIP archives, along with unpacki...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Pixel Repair
    Detect and fix stuck pixels on flat LCD screens.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SlimDrivers Free
    Update PC drivers automatically using cloud technology.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SwiftSearch
    Search and find required files on PC.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Recuva Portable
    Recover files deleted from your Windows computer.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wise Care 365 Free
    Clean and optimize Windows registry, remove junk from hard driv...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Recuva
    Recover files deleted from your Windows computer.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • DriverMax
    Download and update all your Windows drivers, back them up, and...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Speccy Portable
    List out your PC's components and solve the related problems.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Glary Utilities
    Fix, speed up, maintain, and protect your PC.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Speccy
    List out your PC's components and solve the related problems.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • TurboWeather
    Display the actual weather forecasts and information.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CopyFolder
    Provide different options for copying the contents of one folde...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wise Registry Clean...
    Clean registry junks, repair Windows errors, and keep your PC a...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FRSFileMgr
    Manage files and directories on your PC with ease.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • PixelHealer
    Fix dead pixels on LCD or TFT screens, desktop monitors, laptop...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • defontPIXEL
    Remove distortions from your pixel fonts.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WinZip
    Zip and unzip files, protect them by encryption, connect to clo...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • EF Commander Lite
    View, manage, and archive your files and folders.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-4 of 4

  • 4.0 stars

    "UndeadPixel accomplished its task, with some tweaking."

    March 7, 2013  |   By ToHisGlory

    Version: UndeadPixel 2.2

    Pros

    After about 20 minutes of trying the pixel returned.

    Cons

    With Windows 8 I had to open through program files.
    The program would disappear after using minimize (although the pixel would continue to refresh).
    Once the program was "minimized" I had to close through task manager.

    Summary

    I bought a New Dell Laptop and noticed this problem. After spending all evening setting it up I did not want to return the screen. After a few minutes of running the program at 5ms then I turned to 60ms on the single pixel and tapped the screen with my knuckle hard enough to see white the pixel lit. The pixel was not completely dead so the program (and some tapping) worked for me.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 3.0 stars

    "Didn't work for me"

    February 22, 2010  |   By WizzardS10

    Version: UndeadPixel 2.2

    Pros

    Easy to use interfece. Will work on up to 10 areas of either a single pixel or 5x5 box (25 pixels)

    Cons

    Only worked on Primary display, and I needed something that would work on the whole panel.

    Summary

    Hopefully you don't have my problem.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 3.0 stars

    "Didn't work for me"

    August 9, 2009  |   By ShadowsOfTears

    Version: UndeadPixel 2.2

    Pros

    You can have this program running in the back ground. I have one stuck pixel and it was no bother having it on. The program has a very usable interface, and was very easy to figure out.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the program didn't work for me. I ran the program for about 2 hours the first time, and probably 3 for the next time, then I gave up.

    Summary

    The usability is very good. I wouldn't discount this program as its possible it may work for some. I say give it a shot, it won't hurt to try.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 3.0 stars

    "Didn't work for me"

    November 13, 2008  |   By LarryLarryLarryLarry

    Version: UndeadPixel 2.2

    Pros

    You can leave this running while you continue to use the computer. This program only "flashes" either one pixel, or 25 in a 5 by 5 square.

    Cons

    My new monitor has one strange pixel. It is purple when it should be white, black when it should be lime green, and red when it should be yellow. But it works for red, blue, and black. Strange. Ran UndeadPixel for 2 hours, & later 10. Did not work.

    Summary

    Continuing...If the pixel hadn't been almost right in the middle of the monitor, where I read email, and view website pages, which are often in white, it wouldn't bother me so much.

    I have read some comments from people on various websites who stated that UndeadPixel 2.2 DID work for them. Some said yes, some said no. It is free, so I think it is worth a try. You will need a magnifying glass to place the flashing pixel. Maybe not if you use the block of 25 flashing pixels.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for UndeadPixel 2.2
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

See more CNET content tagged:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for UndeadPixel

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

Installed

Smart Install

About CNET Installer

The CNET Download.com Installer is a tiny ad-supported stub installer or "download manager" that helps securely deliver your downloads from Download.com's servers. We also include offers for carefully screened software that complies with Download.com Software Policies as part of our Installer process. Learn more

UndeadPixel