Weird green light on my LCD colour display?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by david, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. david

    david Guest

    I have had this Video camera for about 7 years, but it is still really
    great - but just today, unmistakeably, there is a little green dot on
    the LCD foldout display. I comes up as a blur tiny tiny white dot
    when I capture it, maybe I never noticed it before, but I am wondering
    what the hell it is? It is not under any warranty anymore, so sucks
    to be me.

    It is a JVC GR-AXM100. I have all the manual and such. Now, I
    thought it might be a dropped pixel, but I thought that only happened
    with the 3CCD cameras.

    Also, in my viewfinder (the black and white one), there is a gross
    hair from no-where - again, a new problem with this camera that
    happened just tonight - is there any way to get rid of it. It does
    not affect the shot and does not get recorded ,but damn it is
    distracting.

    Thanks
     
    david, Oct 21, 2003
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  2. david

    MitchGross Guest

    You have a burned out pixel. It happens over time. As far as the hair, you
    might be able to open up the viewfinder assembly to remove it, but be very
    careful as the parts are small and made of weak plastic.

    Mitch
     
    MitchGross, Oct 21, 2003
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  3. david

    david Guest

    Ok Mitch,

    Now the strangest part about this is that it is gone now. I powered
    down for a while and it has disappeared. I am hoping it was a fluke -
    but I did have it plugged it to the wall and very close to my monitor
    and computer during the problem, so maybe some voltage overspill?

    Is there a way to repair this if it happens again?
     
    david, Oct 21, 2003
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    Kevin Guest

    Sometimes massaging the area with your finger helps. Do it carefully so you
    don't damage anything around the faulty pixel. I've seen many reports of
    people fixing dead pixels in laptop screens this way.
     
    Kevin, Oct 21, 2003
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  5. david

    david Guest

    Ok thanks I am going to try that. I also have found when using the
    camera this morning the pixel has moved and is now red, so hopefully
    it is just a LCD fold out monitor problem and nothing to do with what
    I actually shoot.
     
    david, Oct 21, 2003
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    Toby Guest

    I was told that most consumer LCD displays are allowed up to seven dead
    pixels until the manufacturers are required to replace them under warranty.
    At least here in Japan you often get a little slip saying that a few dead
    pixels are "normal" and nothing to be worried about.

    Toby
     
    Toby, Oct 23, 2003
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