Black Spot On Laptop Screen – 2023 Ultimate Fixing Guide

Everyone who has been through this dilemma will agree with me that the sudden appearance of black spots on your laptop screen gave you a mini heart attack. It is highly frustrating not to be able to see anything in that area, which then comes in the way of your work.

What if I tell you that there are a few ways to get rid of that annoying, ugly blotch that has taken place on your laptop screen. However, to do that, there are a few things that you need to do beforehand.

Don’t fret; I have shared every bit of information regarding the appearance of black spots in this article, along with a few methods on how to get rid of them.

Here are few methods on how to fix black spot on laptop screen.

How to Fix Black Spot

Black Spot Appearing On Laptop Screen

Some of you may have noticed that when you turn your laptop on, there are either a single or multiple black spots on your laptop screen. The sizes of the black spots vary; some can be a small dot, while sometimes you are stuck with a large blotch.

This is highly annoying, as you are unable to see anything on your screen at that spot. Moreover, if you have only been using the laptop for a few months, then it can also be quite costly.

Causes Of Black Spot

The appearance of a black spot on your laptop screen can not be sudden; there is always a reason behind it. Before you get to the part where you treat a black spot, it is vital to identify its cause.

There are three major reasons behind the sudden appearance of black spots on your laptop screen. Those reasons are discussed in detail below.

Dead Pixels

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The first reason is quite simple: ‘dead pixels’. It is not a shocker that a laptop screen is built from hundreds or thousands of pixels. The image and the color that you see on your laptop screen are a combination of those pixels.

Every single pixel changes its color to give you a high-quality image every time you open something new on your screen.

Therefore, if any of the pixels get damaged, they stop changing their color and do not light up. That is when you get the annoyance, i.e., a black spot.

Dead pixels can not be fixed and are permanent. The only way to get rid of them is to change the entire screen of your laptop.

Stuck Pixels

The second reason behind the appearance of a black spot is stuck pixels. Stuck pixels are quite different from dead pixels. In a dead pixel, no light passes through that spot, and all you get is a black blotch with no light or color.

In a stuck pixel, you can see the light pass through that area, but there is still a black spot. A stuck pixel does not change its colors, but it can light up.


black spot on laptop screen

This may not seem believable, but sometimes the dirt and debris that is collected on a laptop screen also cause the formation of a black spot.

The dirt can be collected at the top of the screen, and it can also be collected at the inside of the screen if you have opened it for some maintenance. Even though it does not cause any technical issue, this dirt and debris can cause a black spot.

How To Make Black Spots Disappear

Now that you are aware of all the different reasons behind the appearance of a black spot, it is time to find out how you can make these annoying spots disappear. If the reason behind the dark spots on your laptop screen is dirt on the screen, then making it disappear is quite easy.

All you need is a soft piece of fabric and a glass cleaning solution. Spray a small amount on the black spot, and wipe it gently with the fabric. Make sure that you wipe it with soft hands without applying too much pressure.

The second fix is for stuck pixels. If you are dealing with a black spot due to stuck pixels, then you need to find a pen with a soft edge and a cleaning solution. Spray the solution on the screen and gently apply a little pressure on that area. Push the spot towards the edge of your laptop screen.

It is really important to use a softer hand and not apply a lot of pressure. If you apply pressure, then you may cause the stuck pixel to become a dead pixel, which will result in a permanent black spot.

If the pen and solution method does not activate your stuck pixel, then the last resort is to use pixel fixer software. The pixel fixer software can be downloaded and installed on the computer from the internet. After it has been installed, you need to activate it.

The program itself will activate each and every pixel of your laptop screen, identifying the stuck pixels and the dead pixels. After the program identifies the stuck pixel, it will keep striking the stuck pixels again till they light up. The whole process is quite time-consuming, so do it at a time when you do not need to use the laptop.


What causes black spots on laptop screens?

There are many different causes behind the appearance of a black spot on your laptop screen. The first major cause is dirt and debris stuck on your laptop screen, on the outside, or on the inside. Other reasons are dead pixels or stuck pixels.

Can dead pixels go away?

Unlike the stuck pixels, in dead pixels, no light passes through the black spot. Therefore, there is no cure for dead pixels, unlike stuck pixels.

Dead pixels can not go away, and you have to use the laptop with that black spot. The only way to get rid of dead pixels is to change the laptop screen.


Black spots arriving on your laptop screen can be quite annoying and also stressful. However, there are a few ways to get rid of the black spots. But, it is only possible if you properly identify the cause behind the black spot. I have shared all the relevant information in this article that helped me remove the black spot from my laptop screen.