When I turn my PS3 on, there are odd rectangles of pixels that don't match what is going on, and they are in organized places throughout the screen. They interfere with some games, but others are fine. What do I do?
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This sounds like either a case of graphical artifacting, or your pc is simply crashing.
Graphical artifacts are things not normally seen on your monitor created by overuse of the graphics card, such things as white pigments and the odd pixel patterns you saw are some signs of this. I've experienced this problem, and have had the speakers make the noise you heard noise upon restarting the pc. To see if this is the cause I would try running an extremely graphically intensive game or program such as a 3D benchmark to test the limits of the graphics card, and if you see the odd pixelation during the testing, then it is most likely that the card is the problem, and you should call its manufacturer for a replacement.
If your pc is simply crashing then either your power supply is not putting out enough power for you graphics card, or the graphics card is not hooked up to the motherboard properly. The first to do to check if this is the case is to run your pc until it crashes and see how hot your pc has gotten, if it is very hot, then your power supply could be overloaded, or you may not have enough airflow in the case. I would suggest opening your pc and looking for anything out of place, and even perhaps getting professional help from a technology store.
1.Locate the problem pixel. Display a true black image on your HP's monitor. You can do this by playing a DVD on your HP laptop, and pausing it on the black screen just before the movie starts. Once you bring up a black image on screen, the stuck or dead pixel should be visible.
2.Try applying direct pressure to the problematic pixel. After you've located it, turn off your laptop. Place a soft cloth or rag over the pixel to avoid damaging your screen. A soft chamois works well. Using the tip of a pen, apply gentle pressure to the pixel. You don't need to press hard, as too much pressure can crack or scratch your screen. While applying pressure, boot up your laptop. This should force the pixel to begin working properly.
3.Tap the pixel. With your Toshiba booted up and an image on the screen, gently tap the pixel with the rounded end of a pen cap. Tap hard just hard enough to see a small white flash on the screen. Tap your HP's screen until the pixel begins working properly.
4.Download a stuck pixel program. Several programs, including JScreenFix, UDPix and Pixel Protector, are available for download and can help fix a malfunctioning pixel. These programs display rapidly changing colors and images on your screen. The flashing colors and images can force the pixel to begin functioning properly.
5.Contact HP. If none of the above methods work, your screen may have a pixel that is truly dead. If that's the case, the only option is to replace the display completely. Contact HP customer support at www.hp.com to find an authorized repair service near you.
pressure method. 1. Start by turning off your monitor. 2. Find a pen that has a rounded, dull end and get a slightly damp cloth to protect your screen. 3. Fold your cloth in two so that you do not puncture it accidentally. You don???t want to scratch your precious screen, do you? 4. Put the cloth in front of the stuck pixel and start applying slight pressure on it with your pen. Do not put pressure anywhere else than on the defective pixel, or you may break additional ones. 5. Continue applying pressure, and turn your monitor on. 6. Remove the pen from the screen, and voil? ! The stuck pixel should be gone.
1080i vs 1080p - Similarities and Differences Between 1080i and 1080p How 1080i and 1080p Are Both The Same and Different 1080i and 1080p are both High Definition display formats for HDTVs. 1080i and 1080p signals actually contain the same information. Both 1080i and 1080p represent a 1920x1080 pixel resolution (1,920 pixels across the screen by 1,080 pixels down the screen). The difference between 1080i and 1080p is in the way the signal is sent from a source component or displayed on an HDTV screen. In 1080i each frame of video is sent or displayed in alternative fields. The fields in 1080i are composed of 540 rows of pixels or lines of pixels running from the top to the bottom of the screen, with the odd fields displayed first and the even fields displayed second. Together, both fields create a full frame, made up of all 1,080 pixel rows or lines, every 30th of a second.
In 1080p, each frame of video is sent or displayed progressively. This means that both the odd and even fields (all 1,080 pixel rows or pixel lines) that make up the full frame are displayed together. This results in a smoother looking image, with less motion artifacts and jagged edges. Differences Within 1080p
1080p can also be displayed (Depending on the video processing used) as a 1080p/60 (Most common), 1080p/30, or in 1080p/24 formats.
1080p/60 is essentially the same frame repeated twice every 30th of a second. (Enhanced video frame rate.)
1080p/30 is the same frame displayed once every 30th of a second. (Standard live or recorded video frame rate.)
1080p/24 is the same frame displayed every 24th of a second (Standard motion picture film frame rate.)
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If you mean there is a white "dead pixel" on your screen, this is a common fault, modern screens are getting much better, but you still find the odd dead pixel on lots of screens.
There are some companies advertising that they can repair them, but they usually mean they can repair a stuck pixel.
If you google stuck or dead pixel there is lots on info there.
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that is very odd that it would do this in a day hopefully it is nothing to serious but if it doesnt read any disc the sensor is most likely broke id call playstation customer support you can get the phone number from playstation.com
try getting the new 3.01 firmware, since 3.0 had some freezing issues with some games, .. put the consol in a well ventillated palce, put a regular standing fan near it or buy a usb powered fan to keep it cool