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New uber techy way to fix a dead pixel

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mightybh, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. mightybh

    mightybh Senior Member

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    My old LCD monitor had a few dead pixels. I have just fixed them. Even though I thought that once they are gone, they are gone. I was going to write a book about my top secret method and sell it but here its is for free. (BHW exclusive)

    1) Grab a pencil
    2) Poke your dead pixels with a pencil until it works again
     
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    Enduro BANNED BANNED

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    Won't poking a lcd screen result in a crack?
     
  3. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

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    LOL..u kiddin' right?
     
  4. mightybh

    mightybh Senior Member

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    No, in fact I'm actually quite stunned myself. How is that even possible? I poked them with the pencil and they all started working again :confused:

    Enduro

    Not if you do it gently.
     
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    Gonna try that one,
    My mrs thinks i'm crazy when I wash my keyboards out in the bath
    and hang them on the washing line to dry.
     
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    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    There are safer ways. You need to look for software that basically turns your LCD into a strobe light. That will fix the pixels. It happened with my Nintendo DS.
     
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    lmao, this works? i guess it would depend on the keyboard, but still!

    - lucas
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Yeh i'm forever spilling drinks and stuff on them and getting sticky keys.
    I just swill them around in the bath and hang them out until they're
    bone dry. Works like a dream.
     
  9. mightybh

    mightybh Senior Member

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    I once dropped my phone into a pint of beer down the local. I took the battery out and dried it out. The next day I was getting perfect signal in places that I usually could not.
     
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    I will try this next time I get those pesky dots. I just replaced my monitor so right now I'm in pixel heaven.

    About wet phones, I'll share my experience with you too. Before I knew this I lost like three phones due to immersion. Yeah, the old battle of girls with public restrooms :(. Anyway, the last time it happened, I simply opened the phone, took out the battery and dried as much as possible with paper towels. When I got home I disassembled it as much as possible. I had to google and download an internet pdf file for my model, I think it was meant for technicians, because it was rather tricky to pull that brick apart. After that I put the pieces on a plate filled with... rice! and covered them. Next morning I put that under the sun for about 2 hours, cleaned the parts with a can of compressed air and reassembled, and voila! the phone worked EVEN better than before, I think as a result of the reassembly, because the signal got stronger. I hope this too helps some of you. I read this somewhere, and it works, because rice is a fine dissecant (sp?).
     
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    the phone got drunk :D (though vodka rox:tee:)
     
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    the phone got drunk :D (though vodka rox:tee:)