How to get rid of stuck/dead pixels on a Canon DSLR camera?

After I bought my new Canon EOS 40D and took some blue hour and night photos I found out that i have a bright white pixel near the center of the image. I found out that the
RAW converter fixes this problem but JPG files are still an issue.
This pixel is a stuck pixel, or sometimes it called dead pixel. Usually stuck pixel is bright, while dead pixel is black.

Of course I was not happy because i thought this means I have to send my brand new camera back for a replacement or repair. So I started to google this problem and deep in a forum I found something, something interesting: It seems Canon cameras has a self repair function that can be activated through the menu. All we have to do is to charge up the batteries and go to the menu and initiate a “Manual Sensor Cleaning” then wait about a half minute then turn off the camera.
I made several tests and was not able to see the stuck pixel again on JPG images after this process so IT WORKS!

UPDATE: It seems this method works on some Nikon models too.

After I posted this solution to my blog I get several responses so this method works on

  • Canon EOS 100D
  • Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi
  • Canon EOS 450D
  • Canon EOS 500D
  • Canon EOS 550D / EOS Rebel T2i
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • Canon EOS 700D / T5i
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 7D, 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS-M

If you have luck with this on other camera models leave a comment and I'll update this post.
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