Pixels on digital screen

Dulya Kemali Perera
2 min readFeb 28, 2021


Pixels image

All of our digital screens are made from lots of pixels. It’s a small little dot. “Pixel” is the short form of the “Picture Element”. The screen contains a matrix of thousands or even millions of pixels. At a time each pixel only can be one color.

Pixels Problems

Three types of pixel problems.

Dead Pixels:-

  • Permanently damaged pixel
  • Not receive any power
  • Black spot on the screen

Hot Pixels:-

  • When the screen gets hot
  • Will appear and disappear
  • White spot on the screen

Stuck Pixels:-

  • Permanently not damaged
  • Receive power
  • Red, green, blue or any combination of these colours on screen

Fix pixels problems

Dead pixels are different to fix, replacing your monitor is the best route.

For stuck or Hot pixels use below options.

Not Recommend solutions

  • Rub the screen using cloth
  • Apply pressure on your screen

These pixel problems will have any device even on the digital camera screen or on smartphones.

Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash

Keep in mind DO turn off your laptop/computer but DON’T rubs the screen hardly, once you spot any.