Stuck or Dead Pixel?

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3 years ago#1
There's a dot on my upper screen, slightly to the left of centre. When the screen is black it usually appears as white (or lighter) and when the screen is dark it appears as black (or darker). I can't tell if this is a stuck or dead pixel, but I want to try fixing it.

I've downloaded software called 3DS Video Converter and found a YT video with the flashing colours, but I have no idea how to use the software to get and convert the program. When I launch the software, a console shows up for a split second and disappears. Has anyone used it before?
3 years ago#2
The only thing you could do is take the screen apart and tap it, but on the off chance its dead and not stuck, nintendo will refuse to repair the 3DS because you opened it.
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3 years ago#3
Now you have a unique 3DS XL. My Pikachu came with a lazy pixel too (With Black Screens its seems blue), but that's make it more unique lol.
3 years ago#4
I'm not going to take it apart, and I'm not going to learn to love a dead or (hopefully) stuck pixel... I'm just looking for a tutorial on how to convert flashing colour videos to work with 3DS and try to unstick the pixel.
3 years ago#5
I now suspect that it may in fact be a dust mote trapped under the screen. When I hit the power button and get the screen with horizontal grey lines, if i tilt the 3DS up and down the dot appears to move from lighter to darker grey bands, so I suppose that's good news... But how can I open up the screen without breaking it?
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