LCD problem (stuck pixel? don't think so)

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  1. Hops

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    Well last night I noticed a tiny red dot on my black desktop, so I assumed it was a stuck pixel. Today I noticed while scrolling on a dark colored website that said red dot would move up the monitor and be followed by another red dot about an inch behind it, and would continue half way up the screen, and they would "retreat" as I scrolled the opposite direction.

    What causes this sort of problem, and is there any fix? It can't be a stuck pixel as the red dots affect several different pixels, and sometimes there are no red dots, except the original one I found is always there on the black desktop.
     
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    Bad driver perhaps?
     
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    That is bizarre. Does your screen have a firmware update? (Horrifying concept, yes, but then again, my dad just bought speakers -- SPEAKERS -- that needed a firmware update.)
     
  4. The_Kids_Are_Alright

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    Well, I do have a stuck pixel, and both methods I've found for fixing it (alternatig RGB colors rapidly and massaging the area) haven't worked. Anybody know of another method?
     
  5. Hops

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    Both monitor and video card drivers are up to date.
     
  6. Sexual Vanilla

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    I'm saying your display driver could be going bad.
     
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    Yea, I ran that the other day, no luck :(
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Of course it didn't work. If the pixel moves when you scroll, it cannot possibly be a dead pixel. It's either a driver problem, or a cable problem, or a video processor problem (inside the screen itself).
     
  10. Gli

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    Take some hardware out of the equation.

    Try a new monitor...does the problem go away? Then your monitor = ghey.

    Swap video cards (if possible)...does the problem go away? Then your vide card = ghey.

    Thats the easiest way to find the source of any problem.
     

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