[olpc-help] Olpc XO screen showing green dots on dark colours.
OLPC Community Support
community-support at lists.laptop.org
Tue May 31 19:44:45 EDT 2011
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 6:07 PM, OLPC Community Support
<community-support at lists.laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi, as the subject says, our XO is having this problem. But when the same
> part of the LCD has a lighter colour, it looks perfect. One thread I read on
> a forum somewhere was talking about dead or stuck-on pixels, however I doubt
> this is the problem since it works fine with light colours. Though, maybe
> the pixel get's stuck on when dark colours are on screen then returns to
> normal with light colours?
> The thread said to wrap a towel around a finger and gently massage the
> screen to fix the dead/stuck-on pixels, will this actually help?
Individual 'stuck pixels' can sometimes be massaged back to life. If
you think this is what you have, a gentle massage may work. I had
this problem with two of my XO's and both were massaged back to full
If that fails, you may be able to purchase replacement parts from
either XOEXPLOSION or ILOVEMYXO
OLPC also maintains a page on their wiki at:
which may point to a location near you.
Best of luck. Write back and let us know how things turned-out.
sph0lt0n at gmail.com
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