Dead pixels can be very distracting when looking at a screen. The good news is that it is something you may be able to fix at home. First, you will need to determine if it is a dead pixel or a stuck pixel. A stuck pixel is when one or two of the subpixels stay on, and the rest turn off. A dead pixel is when the entire pixel remains off. Stuck pixels are typically easier to fix.

Before you go any further, you should check to see if you have a warranty on the monitor. Getting a new monitor is always a great solution. If you do not have a warranty or repair plan, here are some ways to fix that pixel:

JScreenFix

JScreenFix is an excellent solution for everyone. Since it’s a web application, it doesn’t require any downloads. It also will work on multiple platforms like Windows and Macs. To begin, open a browser and head to JScreenFix’s homepage. Next, click the blue Launch JScreenFix button at the bottom of the page. Lastly, drag the white noise window over where the stuck or dead pixel is and let it run.

JScreenFix states it can fix most pixels within 10 minutes, but the longer you run it, the more successful it might be. It uses different programming languages so it should work with LCD or OLED screens. Results may vary, but it is an excellent free option

PixelHealer

PixelHealer is a free app created by Aurelitec. It has many compatible versions that will work on the different iterations of Windows. Once installed, PixelHealer will display a colored box and a settings menu. Drag the box over the dead or stuck pixel. If you have a sensitivity to flashing lights, do not look at the box when you click the Start Flashing button. Let it run for about 30 minutes and if the pixel isn’t fixed, rerun it.

Dead Pixel Test & Fix (Android)

This is an app that will locate and fix dead or stuck pixels on your phone. It’s very straightforward, with a simple interface to start the process. It will begin cycling through several colors to repair the damaged pixels by flashing the screen.

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