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It appears that our laptop described below, that we bought in Nov. 07 may have to have a new Pixel b/c there isn't a screen when it's turned on. We didn't buy insurance but hopefully it's under some type of warrenty?? Can you guide me to see if in fact it's the Pixel.

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Hello cmflaptop,

Looks like its either faulty RAM or Display. In any case, I wouldn't advise you to open the laptop. Best bet is to take it back to the point of purchase. Since you only bought it in Nov.07, it should still be under warranty.

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How to fix a dead or stuck pixel on an LCD screen


A dead or stuck pixel on an LCD screen or TFT can be incredibly annoying. You'll be staring at it for days on end, wondering for how long you'll be without your screen or maybe your entire laptop if you decided to turn it in for repair or replacement. All that grieve over something as unimportant, yet highly irritating as a malfunctioning pixel.<br /> Before you run the item back to the store though, you should try to see whether you can fix it yourself! This, if done carefully, will not hamper your warranty and might save you a lot of time and worries. So let's see what you can do yourself.<br /> Let me say that any new LCD or TFT monitor should be tested for pixel errors. This can be done simply by running it through a palette of basic colors and black and white in full screen mode. The software, which we'll get to in a second, can do that.<br /> First let me explain what you may be seeing. Is it just a stuck pixel or is it in fact dead? A stuck pixel will appear in any of the colors that its three subpixels (red, green and blue) can form, depending on their functionality and brightness. In a dead pixel all subpixels are permanently off, which will make the pixel appear black. This may result from a broken transistor, in rare cases however even a black pixel may just be stuck. So if you're seeing a colored or white pixel, your chances are pretty good and if it's black, there is still hope.<br /> Let's turn to the software now. If you're not on Windows, scroll down for some online tools!<br /> <b><a href="http://udpix.free.fr/">UDPixel</a> (Windows)</b> I recommend UDPixel to quickly identify and fix pixels using a single tool. The program requires .NET Framework 2.<br /> <p><img src="fixpixel02.png" /> With the dead pixel locator on the left you can easily detect any screen irregularity that may have escaped your vision until now. Should you have identified a suspicious pixel, switch to the undead pixel option, create sufficient amounts of flash windows (one per stuck pixel) and hit start. You can drag the tiny flashing windows to where you found the pixel in question. Let it run for a while and eventually change the flash interval.<br /> <b><a href="http://flexcode.org/lcd.html">LCD</a> (online)</b> This is one tool that lets you find and eventually fix stuck pixels. It packs many options into a singly tiny window, but once you have an overview it's straightforward and easy to use.<br /> <p><img src="fixpixel06.png" /> To test the screen click the small 'pick a color' box. The colors you should test are red, green and blue. Additionally you should test white and black. Follow the instructions in the box to gain the best results.<br /> <b><a href="http://tft.vanity.dk/">Online Monitor Test</a> (Online)</b> This is a very thorough test not only meant to identify bad pixels, but also powerful enough to test the quality of your monitor. You can choose between three different modes to test your monitor. This tool either requires flash (online version) or it can be installed in the executable mode.<br /> <p><img src="fixpixel03.png" /> What you will need to just test for stuck pixels is the HTML window. Toggle full screen by hitting F11. What you will see is displayed below.<br /> <p><img src="fixpixel04.png" /> Move the mouse to the top of the test window and a menu will appear. There is an info window that you can turn off with a button in the top right of the menu. Then click on the homogenity test point and move through the three colors as well as black and white. Fingers crossed you won't discover anything out of the ordinary. 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Please rate this if it this helps.

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