Dead Pixel Fixer - Repair your screen's dead, stuck or bad pixels

Did you just run our dead pixel test and found out there was one or several odd spots on your screen? We might have the right tool for you. Our brand-new Dead Pixel Fixer app will try to repair your dead pixels, bad pixels and stuck pixels. Just click on the button below to start our dead pixel fixer and try to fix the pixels on your monitor. In case you’re browsing from a mobile phone or a tablet, you might prefer to use our Dead Pixel Fix videos.

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How to use our dead pixel fixer?

Using our dead pixel fixer and trying to repair your bad or stuck pixels is fairly easy. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you have turned off the auto-lock setting and any screen saver on your device. This is a crucial step to repair your bad pixels because our Dead Pixel Fixer app will need to stimulate your screen continuously for a long period of time.
  2. In some cases, it is necessary to set your screen at a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio.
  3. Click on the button below to launch our Dead Pixel Fixer app. You will be taken to a page where a popup will appear.

Start Pixel Fixer

  1. Click on the “Got it!” button to close the popup and launch our app.
  2. Your browser will go into full screen mode and a square will appear - see picture below. Each pixel on the square will randomly change color to try to stimulate your monitor and to repair your dead pixels.
Bad Pixel Fixer app with the blinking square.
  1. Using your mouse, drag and drop the square to the areas where you have bad pixels, dead pixels or stuck pixels. Change the color of the background of your screen using the arrows or the colored buttons in case you cannot spot the dead pixels or stuck pixels on your screens. You can also use our Dead Pixel Test app before trying to repair your screen to locate them.
  2. Leave your screen like this for at least one hour to see the results.

We hope that your screen is now back to normal and that your dead pixels have come back to life! Please acknowledge that this is not guaranteed to work. Proceed with care and at your own risk.

Frequently asked questions on dead pixels and stuck pixels

Are you unsure of what dead pixels are, look like? Do you have any further question on our dead pixel fixer? You'll find your answers below.

What is a dead pixel?

First, to understand what a dead pixel is, you need to understand what a pixel. Your screen, whether it is a desktop, laptop, a TV, a smartphone, is made of tiny sub parts that are called pixels. Pixels light up and change color individually according to the image that your screen needs to display. Sometimes, it appears that some pixels can be malfunctioning. A dead pixel is a black dot on your screen: the pixel cannot turn on and change colors anymore. Check out our article on what a dead pixel is for more information.

What are bad pixels and stuck pixels?

Sometimes, the malfunctioning pixels will not appear as black dots but can be stuck on any color. This is what we call bad pixels or stuck pixels. They are malfunctioning but are still “working” and showing signs of life. Therefore, your chances of repairing them are higher than if you had dead pixels. In any doubt, check our article on the difference between dead pixels and stuck pixels.

Not sure whether you have dead pixels, stuck pixels or bad pixels? Perform a dead pixel test:

Dead Pixel Test

Can you fix dead pixels?

The short answer is “it depends”. There is a slight confusion on the internet on what dead pixels really are. By dead pixel, we mean a pixel that remains black whatever is being displayed on your screen. It is unlikely that you'll be able to repair it because the electrode that makes it change color seems dead. A stuck pixel or a bad pixel is generally stuck on one single color. In that case, the pixel is malfunctioning: it still works but not properly. There are several things you can try, starting with our dead pixel fixer.

How long does it take to fix a dead pixel?

The short answer is also “it depends”. Some stuck pixels will reactivate withing a fraction of a second after using our dead or stuck pixel fixing app, others will take minutes, other hours… Some of your pixels might not even be fixable at all.

Fixing a dead pixel manually: is it possible?

Sometimes, it might occur that your dead or stuck pixels resist our Dead Pixel Fixer. There's something you can try to manually stimulate your dead or stuck pixels and make them come back to life, although we should warn you that this technique may damage your screen further. The idea is to gently rub your screen on the malfunctioning pixels with a warm soft cloth - ideally microfiber - while our Deax Pixel Fixer is running. Some have reported convincing results. Only proceed with care and make sure you know what you're doing. is not responsible for any damage you might cause to your screen using this.

How do I keep the screen on while using the Dead Pixel Fixer?

Using our Dead Pixel Fixer involves keeping your screen awake for periods of time long enough to allow our app to repair your dead pixels, stuck pixels and bad pixels. To keep the screen awake while using the dead pixel fixer app from on various operating systems, follow these steps:

Preparing to use the Dead Pixel Fixer on MacOS:

  1. Open System Preferences by clicking on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “System Preferences.”
  2. Click on "Energy Saver" or "Battery" (depending on your Mac model).
  3. Adjust the slider for "Turn display off after" to "Never" or a longer duration.
  4. Uncheck the box for “Put hard disks to sleep when possible.”
  5. Close System Preferences and run the dead pixel fixer app.

Preparing to use the Dead Pixel Fixer on Windows:

  1. Open the Start menu and type "power settings" in the search bar.
  2. Click on "Edit power plan" or “Choose a power plan.”
  3. Select the "Change plan settings" option next to your current power plan.
  4. Adjust the "Turn off the display" setting to "Never" or a longer duration.
  5. Click "Save changes" and run the dead pixel fixer app.

Preparing to use the Dead Pixel Fixer on Linux (Ubuntu):

  1. Click on the system menu in the top-right corner of your screen and select “System Settings.”
  2. Click on "Power" or “Power Management.”
  3. Adjust the "Blank screen" and "Suspend when inactive" settings to "Never" or a longer duration.
  4. Close System Settings and run the dead pixel fixer app.

Preparing to use the Dead Pixel Fixer on Chrome OS:

  1. Click on the status area in the bottom-right corner of your screen and select “Settings.”
  2. Scroll down and click on "Device" in the left sidebar.
  3. Click on "Power" or “Power Management.”
  4. Adjust the "Turn display off when idle" setting to "Never" or a longer duration.
  5. Close Settings and run the dead pixel fixer app.

Now that you have adjusted your screen settings, you can run the dead pixel fixer app without worrying about the screen turning off. Make sure to revert these settings to their original values once you've finished using the dead pixel fixer app to conserve battery life and prevent unnecessary wear on your screen.