When everything starts to fail – Dead pixels on laptop screen

This isn’t a tech blog. But it is a place where I come to when I am unhappy. So here goes the sad tale of my life.

About four days back, I noticed a small black line on the upper half of my laptop screen. It is a Lenovo G580. I have had it for over 3 and a half years now and except for a battery that discharges too quickly, I haven’t faced much of an issue with this baby.

When I first observed the black line, I did not understand what it was. I thought there was something scratch from the outside of the screen or some dirt.

I received the first shock when I opened the laptop the next day and found the black line had increased in length.


Day 2


Day 4

In these four days, I have read up a lot about dead pixels. I have used JScreenfix, which flashes the screen with different colours in order to revive the dead pixels. I have also tried pressure method – to rub the screen lightly with fingers. For the entire of last night I kept the laptop on with a dead pixel fixing Youtube video. When I woke up in the morning, of course the line had not vanished. Instead it had grown even longer.

I have asked around about this. Some had had black pixels for a long time and it had not spread for them. Others have experienced an accelerated growth. In the web, I read people mentioning that it is often a manufacturing defect.

But I am really shocked the rate of spread. It is like a bad cancer. Have any of you experienced something like this? Was it the result of any physical shock that the screen might have received (though, in my case, I can’t think of any incident with physical shock). How did you deal with it? Is the only solution to go for a LCD replacement? Do let me know about your experience. I guess I shall wait a few more days to see the spread and then go to the care center.


About Arpita

Arpita is currently working as an analyst in Mu Sigma, Bangalore. While she loves her job, but her heart is tied deeply to creative outlets. Reading, writing, travelling, and more recently, making videos excite her and shape her day to day life. She's also very approachable and is willing to pick a conversation if she happens to meet you.
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4 Responses to When everything starts to fail – Dead pixels on laptop screen

  1. anankhan98 says:

    That is sad. You must be really attached to it, huh? And ofcourse, the tons of stories. Luckily for me, this is the fifth year of my laptop. The harddisk did crash once, but other than that it’s fine. I hope you find a way to solve this problem.

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