How Do You Handle Dead Pixels on a Stadium LED Screen?

There is no doubt about the importance of the LED screen for the stadium, but the stadium LED screen will inevitably encounter the problem of dead pixels during use. Dead pixels are tiny black or white spots that appear on the LED screen when one or more pixel light-emitting points stop working. A small amount of dead pixels will not affect the viewing effect of the stadium LED screen. But if not dealt with in time, these problems will become more and more serious, causing the entire stadium LED screen to malfunction.

How to deal with the dead pixels on the LED screen of the stadium requires some technical support, and Galaxyav, as a professional stadium audio visual provider, has more than 20 years of experience in this field. In this article, we’ll give you some technical tips to help you deal with this common problem.

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How Do You Handle Dead Pixels on a Stadium LED Screen

Common Causes of Dead Pixels on a Stadium LED Screen

As one of the common display failures of LED screens, there are many causes of dead pixels. Most of the LED screen’s pixel failure problems are concentrated in several aspects such as physical damage, manufacturing defects, and electrical failures.

Electrical failure

Abnormal power surges and voltage fluctuations can easily cause dead pixels on the stadium LED screen. Usually we will equip the stadium audio visual system with a dedicated power supply to ensure its stable operation.

Defects arising during the manufacturing process

Usually, LED display panels will be screen tested before leaving the factory, but not all pixel light-emitting lamp bead failures can reveal problems during the testing process. As the use environment changes, some manufacturing defects such as the virtual soldering of luminous pixels will directly lead to the occurrence of dead pixels.

Physical damage

LED screen is a relatively sophisticated electronic device, which may be bumped during transportation, assembly, use, and maintenance, resulting in dead pixels.

How Do You Handle Dead Pixels on a Stadium LED Screen

In the above content, we have learned about the three most common causes of stadium LED screen dead pixels. Next, let us understand how to deal with the method and machine of LED screen dead pixels.

Use pixel mapping software

Use pixel mapping software can help you quickly identify dead pixels on the LED screen. Common pixel mapping software includes PIXXEM and ELM. These softwares analyze the LED screen and highlight the dead pixels. After the dead pixel is determined, we can use this type of software to remap the surrounding luminous pixels to effectively hide the dead pixels.

Properly adjust the brightness of the LED screen

Usually, the stadium LED screen is far away from the audience, and it is difficult to find a single dead pixel at normal visual level. However, if the LED screen needs to run at full brightness under strong external natural lighting conditions such as at noon, dead pixels will be easier to find. In order to solve this problem, we usually adjust the brightness and contrast of the LED screen properly without affecting the viewing experience.

Replace the affected LED display panel

A physically damaged LED display panel cannot rely on the above two methods to solve the problem of dead pixels on the screen. You need to repurchase the LED display panel for replacement, although this method is more expensive. But the good thing is that you can solve the current LED screen dead pixels problem once and for all, especially if the problem exists in a large area on the entire stadium LED screen and has already affected the viewing experience of fans.

Contact the manufacturer for assistance

Different LED screen manufacturers have different ways of repairing dead pixels. If your LED screen is still under warranty, please contact the manufacturer before attempting repairs yourself. If the warranty period has expired, you can also consult them for maintenance advice, so as not to cause greater economic losses.


Dead pixels on a stadium LED screen can be a major headache, but they don’t have to ruin your event. By understanding the common causes of dead pixels and following the tips and tricks we’ve provided, you can handle this issue with ease

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