Think your BlackBerry screen is acting a bit wonky? Are a few spots not rendering as they should? You might have a few dead pixels. How do you know for sure? I wasn’t really positive before, but recently an app appeared in the store that can locate dead pixels. There’s a chance, too, that the pixels might not be dead, per se, but might be stuck. The same company released an app that can help fix that problem. I’m not too familiar with the ins and outs of displays, and I have a new device myself, but these two apps could be of use to you if your screen isn’t working properly. The first app is called display test, and it checks for dead pixels. If you have them, there’s not much you can do beyond replacing the screen. As you might imagine, that’s not an attractive proposition. However, if you experience dead pixels while under warranty you might be in line for a replacement. You might also want to run a check on a refurbished device to make sure that all the pixels are in order. This is what Display Test does. It runs a process and identifies dead pixels. That might not be consoling if you’re out of warranty, but if you’re still under warranty, or are buying a refurbished device, you can help save yourself with this one. The other app, also by developer aBs JMicro SRL, is called PixelFix. No, it won’t fix your dead pixels. Again, only a new display can do that. But in addition to dead pixels, you can also have stuck pixels. This app will run a process that can help unstick them. Of course, this is just a claim. I’m not too familiar with the mechanics of a display, so I’m not sure how much this one can help. Because, after all, if the pixels are dead this app won’t do much to fix them. If you want to check on dead pixels, you can get Display Test for $1.99. If your pixels aren’t dead, but just aren’t functioning correctly, you can get PixelFix for the same price.
Detect dead pixels and fix stuck pixels on your BlackBerry
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