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Old April 25th, 2003, 07:43 PM   #1
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Blue pixel on my LCD screen...

I haven't noticed this on the camera until yesterday when I took out the camera in pitch black. I flipped open the LCD and saw a blue pixel in the top right corner. It doesnt come up in the view finder so I know there is nothing wrong with the lens.

Should I send the camera to Canon or is there another way to go about getting it fixed?

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Old April 25th, 2003, 07:48 PM   #2
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Yeah...If it's not on the CCD (noticed in the video) then it's not that big of a deal. Hopefully you can live with it, right? It's not worth sending it to Canon and waiting 3 months to get it fixed. If it was a dead pixel on the CCD, then that would be a big problem...
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Old April 25th, 2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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Here is a picture of it. The quality is kind of crappy, but it shows the pixel good enough.

http://www.visital.com/random/pixel.jpg
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Old April 25th, 2003, 08:03 PM   #4
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Do a search for "dead pixel" and you'll find a lot of discussion about various members problems with this. It is not uncommon, in fact, 1 dead pixel is well within the industry norm for lcd screens. If it bugs you, you can have it masked by canon (shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks), but as it really has no impact on the quality of your video, or the operation of the camera, I wouldn't sweat it.

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Old April 25th, 2003, 08:08 PM   #5
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Alright, I think I'm just going to stick with it, thanks for the replies Alex and Barry.
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Old April 26th, 2003, 05:25 AM   #6
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A few years ago, the standard for laptop PC was something like no more than 17 dead or hot pixels, as long as they are not grouped or clumped together.
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Old April 26th, 2003, 08:14 AM   #7
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Canon guarantees their LCD screens to have 99.97% live pixels, so one or two dead pixels is well within acceptable norms. Luckily for you, it's up in the corner. And, since it's in the flip-out view screen and not in the CCD image sensor, it shouldn't be considered a problem. Canon will repair dead pixels in the image sensor, but won't bother with dead pixels in the LCD view screen as it's a very common thing and not really considered a defect. Hope this helps,
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