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Do you have dead pixels on your G11 LCD?

 
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Aug 07, 2010 09:55 |  #1
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I just purchased a G11 from BB yesterday. Putting it through the tests everything is fine except for one dead pixel right in the center of the screen (not CCD). Is this a common occurence witht the G11 that I should just accept?


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Aug 07, 2010 11:26 |  #2

ZCphoto wrote in post #10677764 (external link)
I just purchased a G11 from BB yesterday. Putting it through the tests everything is fine except for one dead pixel right in the center of the screen (not CCD). Is this a common occurence witht the G11 that I should just accept?

Nothing on mine...it's got to be really small, but I guess once you see it, it stands out




  
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Aug 07, 2010 11:37 |  #3
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It is very small. Its a small black dot right in the center of the LCD. No big deal but I'm just curious to see if Canon's QC generally allows for dead LCD pixels. I'm returning it today.


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Aug 07, 2010 14:22 |  #4

ZCphoto wrote in post #10678115 (external link)
It is very small. Its a small black dot right in the center of the LCD. No big deal but I'm just curious to see if Canon's QC generally allows for dead LCD pixels. I'm returning it today.

I would return it...this is not common.


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Aug 08, 2010 09:49 |  #5

All LCD panels may at one point or another have "dead" pixels, so it is not uncommon. That being said, they usually develop over time, and it is unusual for a new panel to exhibit one so readily. But as a previous poster said, once you notice it, you can't help but keep on noticing it.

I would return it to BB immediately, and get another G11. Don't waste time - no sense in giving BB an excuse to force you to return it for service rather than exchanging it right at the store. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think BB's policy on camera returns is 15 days, not the usual 30 typical for electronics.


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Aug 14, 2010 11:51 |  #6

I just had to buy 3 S90s to find one that didnt have hot pixels on the sensor, 2 of those cams had stuck pixels on the LCD as well. I fully understand the nature of dead/hot pixels.. but I'm not sending a brand new cam to have them mapped out (which should have been done before the camera left the factory). As for the LCDs, that is just annoying over time. I wouldnt hesitate to swap it... especially since you just paid a rather large premium to purchase it locally for this very reason, convenience if there was an issue. Now, if you got it cheap and were looking at large restocking fee, a dead pixels is easier to accept :)




  
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Aug 18, 2010 23:32 |  #7

It's fairly common and unfortunately manufacturers have a certain percentage of dead pixels that they allow. Say, 1/2 of a percent or so. Still, I'd take it and exchange it if it's bothering you. I had a dead pixel on an XTi that I had and I just tried to ignore it and over a period of about 4 months it grew exponentially. Fortunately I worked at Ritz Camera at the time and was able to swap it out free of charge, but it was interesting to see the spread of dead pixels.

Swap it out. Better safe than sorry.




  
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