How To Fix Stuck Pixels on your iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by stmteam, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. stmteam

    stmteam Guest

    Hi,

    I've got rid of my iPod Touch 2G and I'm now considering an iPhone. But more to the point this is how you get rid of stuck pixels. I've had two annoying ones in the middle of the screen but I figured out steps to remove them for good.

    Method 1 - Physical Fixing

    • Get your iPod Touch
    • Turn off the screen.
    • Apply moisture to a tightly woven cloth (so not to scratch the screen).
    • Using a single finger behind the cloth, apply pressure to the area where the stuck pixel lies.
    • While still applying pressure turn the screen back on.
    • Remove the pressure and the stuck pixel should be gone.

    Method 2 - Software Restore and Hard Reset
    • Get iPod Touch
    • Plug into computer and restore via iTunes
    • After resync, hold power and home buttons for 10 or so seconds.
    • Ignore the Slide to power off and wait for iPod to reset.

    Method 3 - Brightness
    • Get iPod
    • Turn Brightness up a few times. Completely down, completely up, finally turn autobrightness on and off and then put it back to your desired settings.
    Call Apple
    Self-Explanatory.

    These are a few methods I also used on my friends iPod Touches and so far I removed almost every stuck pixel. If this works maybe you guys should give me a bit of rep or get this stickied.
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  2. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Very explanatory! Well done. Your request has been fulfilled.
  3. stmteam

    stmteam Guest

    Hey,

    Thanks - I just wanted to help people get rid of the stuck pixels. There's nothing more frustrating than dots in the middle of your screen.
  4. Bubalooshi

    Bubalooshi Active Member

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    If I were to leave an application (Such as NightStand) on all night and an image was burnt into the screen, would that site fix the problem?

    I've been wanting to use this, but I have no idea if that will burn my screen or leave a ghost image.
  5. celticmoon

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    I wouldn't think that the massage method would work since the actual screen is protected behind glass.
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    nice thanks, just fix me a dead pixel.
  7. stmteam

    stmteam Guest

    Glad it worked

    Hi,

    Glad it worked. I am going to design a pixel massaging software tool for screens and expand the explanations a bit.
  8. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    By the way, you can't give reputation on this forum anymore.
  9. stmteam

    stmteam Guest

    Okay reputation is not a problem.

    Can you change thread's title to: How to fix dead/stuck pixels.
  10. tat.zizzy

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    hi! good tutorial! i dont have any stuck pixels rite nw...but thanx for the tutorial...i'll try it on my friends ipod touch! :)

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