If your computer monitor has an LCD screen, pixels on the screen may get “stuck” once in a while.
A stuck pixel can look white or other colors, but it stays the same color even though the website or photo you are viewing may be different colors. If you have this problem you may be able to fix a stuck pixel.
First off, if the pixel shows black it may not be stuck but broken. If that is the case, then you can’t fix it. If it is showing another color, then follow these directions.
1. Clean your screen using compressed and then wipe it with a lint-free cloth.
2. Check your screen resolution. You may be able to fix your stuck pixel by changing it. If you are using a Microsoft Windows operating system, go to:
- Start Menu
- Then select Settings
- Then select Control Panel
- Select Display
- Then select the Settings tab
There you can change the resolution of your screen.
3. If that doesn’t work, you can download a tool that can help you fix stuck pixels. Go to Udpix.free.fr and download and install the UDPixel tool. Follow the tools directions to find and fix the problem.
4. You can help UDPixel find the stuck pixel by applying pressure on the pixel using a stylus.
With a little luck, you will be able to “unstuck” a pixel and prevent having to buy a new monitor.