View Full Version : Going to the camera store soon, help me real quick please!
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 16:28
Hey, I just got my camera earlier.. And got some dirt on the lens already...:oops:
When I look through the view finder I see a dirt spec towads the center/left of the screen:confused: I havent really looked at my pics yet, so I dont know if its on the lens or the view finder, the back side of the lens looks spotless.
What should I buy when i goto the camera store later?
Some little cloth strips or one of those things you spray and it has a brush on it?
Also, I posted this in another thread, I think theres a dead pixel on the screen :mad: and I really hate stuff like that.. Should I try sending it back or try to deal with it, its towards the top right under the picture number:eek:
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 21:10
Aaron, do not try to fix this yourself, go to the camera store and ask them for a quote on a clean and repair....if it's a lens spec then clean it with a camera cloth - same with viewfinder, but never touch the inside of the camera...
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 21:59
Yeah I know not to touch the inside..
What do you guys think? Ive been waiting a month for my camera and finally get it, I dont really want to wait another month, do you think I should try sending it back?
I can live with it if I have too, just a little ticked off that I wait a month for $700 camera and get it with a dead pixel on the screen :eek::mad:
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 22:18
A dead pixel on the screen? SO does it come out on your photo's? I personally dont think you should worry about that little speck if it's not coming out on your photo's?
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 22:50
I'm anal about that stuff :lol:
My friend who has a 20D said to just go buy another from the store and switch bodys. He said hes done it a couple times so Ill do it that way :)
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 23:22
err... they check serial numbers?
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 23:25
Just to clarify it's the LCD you're talking about and not the viewfinder?
Yeah nothing to worry about there. Just some dust under the screen as it looks like in the first pic. If it's a dead pixel like it looks like in the second pic then chances are they won't do anything to fix it. I think there's something that Canon says about a certain number of dead pixels not being enough.
But I agree with you, be as anal as you can about it and take it back to the store and see if they'll replace the body for you.
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 23:26
Not sure if that would be the best method to get it fixed...karma has a way of paying you back for stuff like that (at least it does for me)
The dirt on the lens thing...I'd go to the pros for that especially since it's brand spankin' new.
19th of June 2006 (Mon), 23:31
The LCD screen has a dead pixel, im pretty sure its a pixel and not dirt. Yeah I dont know about the dirt when you look through the view finder. I bought it through Dell by the way. Thats why I was saying to guy buy it somewhere and switch bodys. Already ticked off enough bc I had to wait 26 days to get the camera.. just to find a dead pixel.
Could I call up Dell and tell them I see a couple dead pixels? and say the can charge my dads credit card for another and ship it and ill send the 'broken' one back when I get the new one? :eek:
I really dont know what to do. Im 16 and saved up big time for this camera and was patient and waited a month to get it and now it just annoys me when I go to look at my pics :(
20th of June 2006 (Tue), 03:20
Call them - ask how they can help, its the only option i can think of.
If they cant help then just grin and bare it - its not doing anything to your photo's so i wouldnt really mind personally. I had bad amount of dust in my 300D when i was using it, but they didnt show up in my photos so i didnt care :)
20th of June 2006 (Tue), 03:37
ok, first of all, dirt on your lens isnt gonna show up in your pictures, it will be way out of focus. secondly, any dist you see through the viewfinder is most likely to be on your focus screen. get an air blower and you can easily remove it (take the lens off and look inside your camera, you will see the focus screen above the mirror). stuff on the mirror or focus screen wont affect photos but it might annoy you! as for the 'dead pixel'... find out if it is dead. take a bunch of photos and flick through them to see if its still there, make sure its not dust between the screen and protective plastic cover. shine a light on it to check.
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