Not to long ago I purchased a new Dell 22″ WS monitor. I love the thing, but shortly after getting it a single stuck pixel appears. In normal use of the computer I don’t see it, but as soon as I reboot or go to something with a black screen there it is… glaring at me, taunting me that my new monitor isn’t perfect. I over course placed a call to Dell, and receive the response that it’s acceptable for up to 5 stuck/dead pixels to happen on a monitor. I replied that is like saying “sorry you’re new Ferrari has a paint chip but up to five paint chips is ok by us”. That didn’t get me anywhere… ce la vi.
If you’re not familiar with a stuck pixel it’s a bright dot of colour most noticeable when the rest of the screen is black. Stuck pixels are fairly common on high resolution LCD screens. Stuck pixels sometimes start working again with time unless they appear black on a white background, these are known as dead pixels.
Enter JScreenFix. JScreenFix is a Java applet that helps fix stuck pixel. When I first ran across it I thought it had to be a joke. Guess what? It worked! JScreenFix claims to repair most stuck pixels in under 20 minutes, and mild screen burn-in within 12 hours. I ran it for about 5 minutes (max) and the pixel was unstuck and my monitor looks brand new.
So what are the highlights?
- Runs in web browser.
- Fixes most stuck pixels on LCD screens.
- Removes image persistence on LCD screens.
- Reduces burn-in on plasma screens.
- Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux computers.