Dead / Stuck Pixel, how do I repair?

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  1. Ron-P

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    I have a 2.5 year old Panny PT-L200u and last night, right in the middle of the screen a stuck green pixel showed up during a movie. I took it apart and cleaned it but to no avail, it's still there.

    Is there a way to do a home repair on with this or do I need to send it in? Any tricks to possibly black it out or hide it somehow?
     
  2. John S

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    You can't.....

    You have to replace the offending digital pannel inside the display.

    If it is one pixel, how notice-able is it???

    one out of thousand or even millions right?
     
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    Unfortunately, it's directly in the middle of the screen, about 1/3 down from the top and bright green, very noticeable.
     
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    Unfortuanately John is right, the panel needs to be replaced. Also, if it is in waranty (which I doubt...Panny's are usualy waranted for 1 year) the manufactor does not have to cover a single stck pixel. It usually has to be a cronic issue that effects a lot of pixels. This unfortunately is a common thing with some LCD's...eespecially "older" ones.
     
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    Long shot, you could connect up a VCR tuned to a blank channel that plays snow instead of a blue screen and after an hour there is a slight chance the pixel will become unstuck.

    Another idea is to put a tiny black spot (made from a fragment of a videocassette or diskette label?) on the screen where the stuck pixel is projected.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
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    I'm going to make some calls to a few local repair shops this morning and see what this will cost. If more then a couple Franklins I'm going to upgrade to a newer PJ and sell this one "as is" on ebay.

    Allan, I thought about painting a black dot on the screen for now. Is there something in that link I need to look for?

    I do have a spare VCR sitting around so I may try that trick.
     
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    I have also heard of displaying constant static unsticking pixels. I have not experienced it myself, but certainly worth a shot on it for sure.
     
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    It'll be a bit of work to try but I'll give it a shot. I need to record the static first from the TV in my house and they play it in the HT. My theater is dvd only.
     

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