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.
This program helps to locate and fix LCD screens dead pixels. You can fix the stuck pixels by calling them to do rapid changes. You need to run this program for a couple of hours. There is no warranty on the result, but you don't really have anything to lose trying it out.
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After about 20 minutes of trying the pixel returned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.