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Test,Check and repair LCD Dead Pixels!

How to find dead pixels on your LCD Screen ?

What Causes a Dead Pixel? How to fix dead pixels ?

– All your queries and concerns related to dead pixels are answered here.

LCD screens are the most likely component to contain noticeable flaws in the form of the dreaded dead pixels. There are 3.9 million sub-pixels (red, green and blue) on a standard 1280×1024 resolution LCD monitor, and each of these is a transistor. Occasionally these individual transistors responsible for carrying current to a pixel will either short out or remain open resulting in what is called a dead pixel. Dead pixels are rare and largely go unnoticed by the user.

A “lit” pixel is one that appears as one of several randomly placed white, red, blue or green pixel elements on a dark background, or you may have a “missing” pixel which shows up as a black dot on a light colored background. Apple prefers to call it “pixel anomaly”.

Dead Pixel Locator is a neat utility to check the LCD monitor or plasma display for dead pixels. It checks the LCD screen for dead pixels and displays the faulty pixels in a color different than the background color.

How to fix dead pixels ? Fixing dead pixels may involve a bit of luck. If you notice dead pixels, try rubbing the LCD screen area gently by pressing a finger gently through a rag around the pixel.

Remember that notebook manufacturer have their own policy on how many dead pixels warrants a return and replacement. Dell considers a screen defective only if it has six or more faulty pixels. The problem is, most people are not aware of this policy before they get their notebook and falsely assume that one dead pixel is good enough to ask for a replacement, but this is generally not the case.

Download the application by clicking here.

New Contest (1 Month Rapidshare Account)

Hey, I guess all of you know what the prize of the contest is :)

To be able to enter the contest all you need to do is:

-1- Write a small blurb about this contest on your blog. ( Any kind of blog)

OR

-2- Add my blog link (www.thecoolnews.org) to your blogroll.

After you do that, just write a comment in this post with your blog link where you entered the contest.

The winner will be chosen after 8 days. So that’s on Monday 24 March.

Thank You, and good luck. 😉

Since there are not a lot of entries I will extend the competition to the first of april. 

Let’s hope for more entries. 

Clone Your Computer on a USB Drive – Why Carry That Heavy Laptop

If you are working across multiple computers that are not connected to each other, you probably use the good old USB drive (or external hard drive) to store and carry your Office documents, Photoshop drawings, personal pictures and other multimedia files.

Perfect. Now imagine a situation where you have all required data on the USB drive but the computer you are currently working on (say in the cyber café or a friend’s place) doesn’t have the necessary software programs that are required to view or edit those files.

That computer neither has Microsoft Office for creating PowerPoint presentations or Excel sheets, nor Photoshop and AutoCAD for you to edit those important CAD drawings. Even the media player is missing so you cannot watch your personal video and music collection that you have been carrying in the pocket.

What if you could carry all your favorite software applications (and their settings), Office files, emails and everything else with you on a portable drive? You just plug-in that drive into the USB port of any computer and start working as if that was your own PC.

Well, your dreams can come true with Mojopac from Ringcube – an absolutely brilliant tool that very-easily clones your existing computing environment onto any USB Drive. And if you have an iPod or a USB based cell phone or Digital Camera, Mojopac will work just fine so you have one less device to carry.

To get started, you connect the USB drive to the main computer (that has the stuff you need most) and install the free Mojopac software. What you then see is a fresh Windows XP environment without any software. Now install all the applications (and even games) that you want to carry around– they are not installed on your computer but on the USB drive.

Once you are done, eject the USB drive and plug into any Windows computer. All those programs and documents can now run off the USB drive. Mojopac will also save your application settings and software preferences as you move around computers.

Mojopac uses the resources of the host computer but runs entirely on the USB drive without modifying anything on the host. Once you eject the USB device out of the friend’s computer, there are no traces left – not even your web browsing history. Nothing less than magic.

More Details and Download at:

MOJOPAC