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  1. Nasdel

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    So I tried buying a Galaxy Nexus outright (Canada) and of course they wouldn't sell me it. So i bought one second hand. Today when I was watching Netflix, I noticed this pink/red (and now it looks blue) dot on my screen. Of course I panicked (it's all I see now!). Is there a way to fix this? Is it a Dead or Stuck Pixel? I tried those pixel fixer apps (ran one for 2 hrs, other for 10 minutes - didn't help). I can't find this pixel on those pixel finder screens, but when I'm on a screen with something gray, that pixel just stares at me.

    The box has the receipt (Purchased on the 20th - Sold to me on 24th) I called Samsung, they said since it's less than 30 days old just go in and swap it, but I'm not the original owner! + I'm not so sure the original owner would be willing to fight with Bell Mobility for a new phone.

    There's gotta be a way to fix this. Please help me get rid of this ANNOYING PIXEL (I know they're common and if it was on a 50 inch flatscreen that i'm watching from 12 feet I wouldn't care, but my nose is almost touching the sexy 720p goodness)
     

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  2. darkuni

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    Have you massaged the pixel? Don't laugh .. I used to do it on my Nintendo DSes all the time.

    Get a nice tiny point (nothing that will scratch the screen) like a stylus. Gently rub the pixel area over and over until it "unsticks".

    I don't know if AMOLED works the same way in that respect as the LCD screens, but it can't hurt.
     
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    okay ill try that, does the brightness setting matter when I do this?
     
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    Nope .. it shouldn't.

    Let me know how it works!
     
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    I have a dead pixel as well, and any tips are appreciated. Also looking forward to hear your result, Nasdel.
     
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    Dead and stuck are two different things ... :( Stuck ones might rub out. I've never heard of a dead pixel being resurrected.
     
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    How can I tell whether it's stuck or dead?

    Thx.
     
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    If it doesn't light at all, it's dead.

    If it is a color it shouldn't be - but still on ... then it's STUCK.
     
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    By all means try ...

    I've had a LOT of devices with stuck pixels... tools like this have NEVER EVER fixed the issue. Not once. But YMMV so go for it.
     
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    It didn't work for me eighter, so I have returned the phone and waiting a new one. It would have bothered me as I would have the phone.
     
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