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Old March 31st, 2008, 03:29 AM   #1
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LCD Gone Down!

Yes folks,

During my wedding on Sunday the LCD slowly died during the day and now I only get a faint ghost of a picture. Camera at 145 hours. (December baby)!

First time since owning Sony cameras sicne the VX 2000's came out that I've lost an LCD!

Luckily I rarely use it except for replay, and as I'm in the middle of nine days filming I can't do anything about it until next week.

As I just bought my second EX last week, I must admit matching two Ex's is wonderfully easy after busting a gut matching it with an FX 7!

Cheers Vaughan!!
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Old March 31st, 2008, 03:51 AM   #2
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wow, First time Ive heard of that happening on the EX. Rebooting couldnt save it? Should be no problem replacing the camera, or the LCD screen atleast. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 05:14 AM   #3
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Vaughan, I'm not being smart here, but are you sure that you didn't accidently hit the LCD backlight switch to "off" on top of the camera underneath the carry handle? When this is switched to "off" it displays a "faint ghost" as you say.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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Vaughan, I'm not being smart here, but are you sure that you didn't accidently hit the LCD backlight switch to "off" on top of the camera underneath the carry handle? When this is switched to "off" it displays a "faint ghost" as you say.
I was wondering the same thing..
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Old March 31st, 2008, 01:12 PM   #5
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I was wondering the same thing..
But wouldn't unknowingly hitting the backlight switch be sort of an immediate "on-off" thing? Vaughan said his LCD "slowly died during the day." But for Vaughan's sake I hope he did hit the switch by mistake.

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Old April 1st, 2008, 02:19 AM   #6
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Thanks Guys,

I checked the + and - during my wedding with no effect, but missed the small switch next to it, (wasn't carrying my glasses!!!!).

I keep knocking those little display on\off switches all the time when I'm carrying the camera, now I know something else I can knock!

Thanks again.

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Old April 1st, 2008, 03:12 AM   #7
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Soo glad ta hear it, was dreading another issue!!!

Congrats on figuring it out. =)

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Old April 1st, 2008, 03:31 AM   #8
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Soo glad ta hear it, was dreading another issue!!!

Congrats on figuring it out. =)

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Amen to that.

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Old April 1st, 2008, 09:55 AM   #9
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BTW has anyone actually been in such a bright area that one actually found a reason to turn off the LCD backlight?

I've yet to have been in a situation where turning it off made sense.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 03:26 PM   #10
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I've been in situations where I could turn it off, but never did. I do that pretty often with the SRW-1 control panel which has the same function, but that's just a control readout, not an image display.

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