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#1 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:47 PM

A PIXEL died. :(

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#2 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

goodnight sweet prince.

:'(

#3 dorix   Members   -  Reputation: 484

Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:17 PM

Your pixel is an island of sadness in a sea of despair.

#4 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2099

Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:20 PM

Approx 200x200 pixels are dead at the bottom right of my monitor. I killed them ALL!

#5 benryves   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 1992

Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:53 PM

A dead pixel on a CRT? That must be a pretty old monitor..!
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#6 Antheus   Members   -  Reputation: 2393

Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:07 PM

It's not dead, it's resting.

#7 RivieraKid   Members   -  Reputation: 365

Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

that pixel wouldnt blink it you put 5000 volts through it!

#8 dpadam450   Members   -  Reputation: 842

Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:21 PM

Years back I had an alienware laptop that lost 3 random pixels and they came back like a week later.

#9 The Communist Duck   Members   -  Reputation: 154

Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:33 PM

R.I.P. Steve the pixel.


#10 Aardvajk   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5269

Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:34 PM

Get a really powerful magnet. The ones you use to clean tropical fish tanks are ideal. Hold it against the problem area for a few minutes.

It won't actually solve the problem but it does look fricking trippy. Probably doesn't work on modern flatscreens. What a loss to humanity that is.

When I was a child, I enhanced a black and white television with this method. But nobody ever listens to me.

#11 Koobazaur   Members   -  Reputation: 687

Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:43 PM

RIP Steve :` (

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#12 benryves   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 1992

Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:50 PM

Get a really powerful magnet. The ones you use to clean tropical fish tanks are ideal. Hold it against the problem area for a few minutes.

It won't actually solve the problem but it does look fricking trippy. Probably doesn't work on modern flatscreens. What a loss to humanity that is.

The paths of the electrons from the electron guns to the glowing phosphor dots in the CRT are controlled by a pair of electromagnets (one for the X axis and one for the Y axis). Holding a magnet near the screen alters the path of the electrons, and can end up steering electrons intended to strike the red phosphor dots onto the green or blue phosphor dots, hence the physical distortion of the image and the crazy colours.

The shadow mask (which is intended to only let electrons from the red gun strike red phosphor dots, electrons from the green gun strike green phosphor dots and the electrons from the blue gun strike blue phosphor dots) is made of metal and can become magnetised by the presence of an external magnet, temporarily distorting the image. The degauss button produces an intense alternating magnetic field that demagnetises the shadow mask and undoes the effect. However, very strong magnets may physically distort the shadow mask, resulting in permanent damage. I wouldn't recommend holding a strong magnet near any monitor you're fond of.
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#13 GameCreator   Members   -  Reputation: 705

Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:12 PM

It's not dead

It's getting better.

#14 WreckSector   Members   -  Reputation: 103

Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:42 PM

No amount of druids and priests can resurrect a single pixel. One day, darn it! *sniffle*

#15 MaulingMonkey   Members   -  Reputation: 1556

Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

I frequently revive dead LCD pixels with the proper application of pressure

I've got one that I haven't been able to get rid of permanently though, that was in the center of a 40x40ish pixel dead spot that occurred after I smacked a monitor with a keyboard :(

#16 PREDATOR_UK   Members   -  Reputation: 102

Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:16 AM

We all know how you feel ;(
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#17 ChurchSkiz   Members   -  Reputation: 435

Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:32 AM

RIP Steve

#18 irreversible   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1208

Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:10 AM

Owl, I rated you up to help you mourn. Also, because no one else would 8[

#19 KanonBaum   Members   -  Reputation: 277

Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:32 PM

This is the most tragic and terrible thing to happen in the 21st century so far.
RIP Steve. (We grew up together)
I'm that imaginary number in the parabola of life.




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