dead/stuck pixel fixer

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  1. .TakaM
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    Couldn't put up with my DS and it's broken L button, so I bought a nice new black DSlite, but I just noticed it has a light blue dead/stuck pixel on the touch screen.
    can anyone point me to a homebrew app that unsticks pixels?

    I think they just flash colours really fast on the screens to force them to wake up.
    and I assume if that doesn't work, it's a dead pixel, not a stuck pixel and I should take it back
     


  2. hanman

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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=831

    DiagnoSe has one, plus it'll test most all functions of a DS. i gotta warn you though, it didn't fix my stuck pixel. but then, it did work on a buddy's. worth a shot, anyway.
     
  3. jesterscourt

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    How long did you leave it on? It could take a while, maybe even an hour or more, it's not an instant fix.
    That being said I was under the impression still that dead/stuck pixels are covered under the 1 yr warranty on DSLs?
     
  4. hanman

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    i realize it's not instant; i left it on overnight. and you are correct. the warranty covers stuck pixels. this was on my launch day DS. i never bothered to take it back. the pixel was literally 2 pixels from the edge of the screen, so it was hardly noticeable.
     
  5. .TakaM
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    Okay thanks guys, I'll see how it goes.
    Since it's not like a default colour, I'm hoping it's just a stuck pixel

    But if I need to take it back, I'm definitely gonna
    after all, they weren't interested in helping me fix my broken L button, and only offer $3 to trade in a DS game, so I was like fuck that, I'll just buy a new one.
     
  6. .TakaM
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    I went to ebgames today and they were cool, they brought out 4 black DS lites for me to choose from, but sadly they all had dead pixels on the top screens, and one had them on both screens.

    So I decided to just stick with my one, it's only about 1cm from the edge of the touch screen and I can only see it if I really search for it

    so yeh, thanks for the help anyways [​IMG]
     
  7. rhyguy

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    go to a different eb?
     
  8. .TakaM
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    maybe after xmas [​IMG]
     
  9. azotyp

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    That diagnose struck/dead pixel fixer dont work, once I had that kind of problems and eaven leaving it work over night didnt do the trick.
     
  10. diglett

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    It may work for some, but it didn't for my two pixels which I couldn't keep my eyes off of. I left the fixer going for about a day. Luckily, Nintendo has an outstanding warranty program. Can't you send it back to Nintendo?
     
  11. gh0ul

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    This my be a bit off topic, but my new monitor also had a stuck pixel (blue) and i tried many software (flashing colors) and none of them worked. i googled and found that massaging the area will 'cure' it. so i tried and it disappeared! joy. hope this helps.
     
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    I tried the pixel fixer and it didn't work. I might try the massage method. Tell me more?
     
  13. paul1991

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    How does the fixer work?
    I had one stuck pixel on my DS once. I sent it back to japan to get it fixed. Cost my 30USD but it was worth it to not have my DS americanized.
     
  14. betawind

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    It essentially cycled through each color that the pixel can make and does it over and over and over again until you tell it to stop. The theory behind it is that since a stuck pixel has one of its 3 colors always being on, by cycling them multiple times to try and 'jar' it loose, for lack of a better explanation.

    If you really want to learn more, check out the FAQs for JScreenFix, which is a application that removes stuck pixels on LCD monitors. Their FAQ is http://www.jscreenfix.com/faq.php
     
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    I had to go through 6 (yes SIX!) DS Lites at Best Buy last October before I found one without a dead pixel. On my second trip back, I had them open box after box until one powered on without any bad pixels. Pissed me off for that week, but after that, my DS has worked like a champ. Even been dropped in the snow and it still works.
     
  16. Grimalkin

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    Got dead pixel for my Black DS.

    Simple Solution(although I do not recommend you do this often): While using a pixel fixer, press against the screen gently enough to move the pixels (adjacent to the stuck pixel), it'll cause the colours to flush through.

    Problem solved for me. No more stuck pixel ^-^;
     
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    I thought you had a dead pixel.. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
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    me I've bought three DS' in all and Ive had 2 Ive had to take back due to dead pixels

    I have even heard some people who havent been able to find their receipt buying a new DS and returning their old DS using the receipt from the new one, I at first thought this slightly dishonest but the end result is that the manufacturer had the faulty product returned to them and the customer had what they paid for
     
  19. Grimalkin

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    Typo. >.>
     
  20. test84

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    is there such program for LCD of laptop screens?