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So i just got a new monitor that I will be using from BenQ. I have one 'dead' pixel, (displays black, impossible to see on blue backgrounds, red/white/green all show it)

does anyone have verifiable experience in actually fixing dead pixels or should I just learn to deal with it? Any assistance in actual procedures that have worked would be awesome too.

Thanks ahead of time.
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I had a stuck pixel on my XB241H that I fixed by just rubbing gently (but somewhat firmly) right where the stuck pixel was. I don't know if this works for dead pixels, but try it anyway.

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So i just got a new monitor that I will be using from BenQ. I have one 'dead' pixel, (displays black, impossible to see on blue backgrounds, red/white/green all show it)

does anyone have verifiable experience in actually fixing dead pixels or should I just learn to deal with it? Any assistance in actual procedures that have worked would be awesome too.

Thanks ahead of time.

It sounds more like you have a stuck pixel instead of a dead one; a dead pixel would also show up on a blue background. Look at it under a magnifier. I have one that looks black until I look at it with a magnifier; then it looks blue.

As TwoCables, mentioned rubbing it may unstick it. I personally haven't had any luck with that but many people have so it's worth a try. Use something soft, like a microfiber cloth covered pencil eraser to avoid scratching the screen.

If that doesn't work, there is a little program called Dead Pixel Tester that has a function called an exerciser. The exerciser is a small box on the screen that you drag over a stuck pixel. It rapidly cycles through colors in hopes of jarring the stuck pixel loose. I had three stuck pixels on one of my monitors (two too few to qualify for warranty replacement). I was able to get two of them jarred loosed using the exerciser for a few hours; the other one refused to budge. Fortunately, it's up at the top of the screen and is barely visible when I even see it, which isn't often.
     
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The colored and bright pixels can be fixed - some time you can make it go away by gently rubbing on them after using the pixel fixer video for a few minutes to a few hours. Some time it may take weeks or months for it go go away and some time they come back during normal every day use. The dark/black pixels are considered dead - those can not be fixed.
 
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