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YogiMo
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« on: March 27, 2008, 05:04:47 AM »
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Hi Again,

enclosed a picture of my troubled display. Really quite interesting.

One question, as I need to use the camera during the next 4 weeks, I have no time to bring it to the repair shop, is there any danger to the camera? (Liquid leaking etc)

Any other suggestions?

Really appreciate any input!

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Yogi
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 11:54:31 AM »
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In your situation, I would put cello tape over the cracks and avoid using it in the rain until I could get it repaired. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 12:02:10 PM »
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I'd send it in and buy an Xti for the short term.  (Actually, I did do that with my 20D.)
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 07:56:35 PM »
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In your situation, I would put cello tape over the cracks and avoid using it in the rain until I could get it repaired. Good luck!
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Actually there are no visable cracks, it is just the inside LCD panel that is broken.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 11:10:36 PM »
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Actually there are no visable cracks, it is just the inside LCD panel that is broken.
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If you're going to need a reliable camera during the next few weeks, I'd go with Dark's suggestion. What if something is hanging by a thread inside, just waiting to quite just as you are about to take the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 02:29:24 AM »
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I would avoid rain or high humidity at all cost, even if the plastic LCD cover is intact. I've got water behind the cover on a 1D body. With your cracked LCD screen, water/high humidity could cause some malfunction.

Either be very careful, buy a second camera as DarkPenguin and Eric suggested above or have it repaired. I'd favour option #2 or #3 as you metionned that you need a reliable camera.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 12:50:48 PM »
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Hi Again,

enclosed a picture of my troubled display. Really quite interesting.

One question, as I need to use the camera during the next 4 weeks, I have no time to bring it to the repair shop, is there any danger to the camera? (Liquid leaking etc)

Any other suggestions?

Really appreciate any input!

thanks
Yogi
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As long as the LCD cover window is intact, there would be no problem in continuing to use it for a few days. The only caveat is the it takes a fair amount of force to crack the LCD and there could be other damage lurking in the background waiting to rear it's ugly head. A month would be pushing it, what with the usual manhandling of transportation and use.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 11:05:26 PM »
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As long as the LCD cover window is intact, there would be no problem in continuing to use it for a few days. The only caveat is the it takes a fair amount of force to crack the LCD and there could be other damage lurking in the background waiting to rear it's ugly head. A month would be pushing it, what with the usual manhandling of transportation and use.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. My feeling is it, that the LCD inside simply is not working properly, meaning that it is faulty. The outside of the camera is unhurt - not even a single scratch. Maybe the liquid inside the display simply leaked. But it is interesting, I googled this and I did not come up with a single relavent hit. The problem is that I live in the middle of China and here it takes a long time to  get it repaired. Mid April I will be in Hongkong and hope to get it fixed quickly there. In the meantine I have a couple of biz trips, where I need the camera to document changes etc.
I guess a backup camera now would be nice, nothing fance, but something like the G9 or so.
Thanks again for all your help
Yogi
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 11:45:52 AM »
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Thanks for all the suggestions. My feeling is it, that the LCD inside simply is not working properly, meaning that it is faulty. The outside of the camera is unhurt - not even a single scratch. Maybe the liquid inside the display simply leaked. But it is interesting, I googled this and I did not come up with a single relavent hit. The problem is that I live in the middle of China and here it takes a long time to  get it repaired. Mid April I will be in Hongkong and hope to get it fixed quickly there. In the meantine I have a couple of biz trips, where I need the camera to document changes etc.
I guess a backup camera now would be nice, nothing fance, but something like the G9 or so.
Thanks again for all your help
Yogi
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Hi Yogi -

Your LCD panel is cracked. I'm a tech and have seen many like this where the LCD is damaged with no damage to the external window. The "liquid" in liquid crystal display is not an actual water-like liquid, but refers to the very thin material of the active matrix.

There's not much of a chance of the LCD itself causing more problems, but the camera did get impacted or pressure stressed at the window or rear cover. It would be a good idea to avoid using it extensively until you can get it checked out and repaired.

If you fly, don't put cameras in checked luggage or in the overhead bin.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 08:19:09 PM »
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Hi Yogi -

Your LCD panel is cracked. I'm a tech and have seen many like this where the LCD is damaged with no damage to the external window. The "liquid" in liquid crystal display is not an actual water-like liquid, but refers to the very thin material of the active matrix.

There's not much of a chance of the LCD itself causing more problems, but the camera did get impacted or pressure stressed at the window or rear cover. It would be a good idea to avoid using it extensively until you can get it checked out and repaired.

If you fly, don't put cameras in checked luggage or in the overhead bin.
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Dear Schrodingerscat

Thanks for your expert advice. I once put the camera in the checked luggage, well protected, but appearently not well enough.

I often have to travel and the airpressure in the airplane is always a concern of mine. Is it advisable to take off the lense, "to pressurize - depressurize" the body?

thanks & best regards
Yogi
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 10:08:41 PM »
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Dear Schrodingerscat

Thanks for your expert advice. I once put the camera in the checked luggage, well protected, but appearently not well enough.

I often have to travel and the airpressure in the airplane is always a concern of mine. Is it advisable to take off the lense, "to pressurize - depressurize" the body?

thanks & best regards
Yogi
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No problem with air pressure, the problem is other packed contents being pressed against the camera. Once witnessed a handler drop a bag from the cargo bay to the tarmac, and you know how people cram stuff into the overhead.

Even if I have to put my camera bag in another carry on, I always remove it and keep it at my seat after boarding. The only thing I would check or put in the overhead is a Pelican case.

Cheers

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 12:43:14 AM »
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No problem with air pressure, the problem is other packed contents being pressed against the camera. Once witnessed a handler drop a bag from the cargo bay to the tarmac, and you know how people cram stuff into the overhead.

Even if I have to put my camera bag in another carry on, I always remove it and keep it at my seat after boarding. The only thing I would check or put in the overhead is a Pelican case.

Cheers

SC
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Dear SC

Camera is now repaired, took 4 days at Canon in Hongkong. Everything covered under the warrenty. Nice service and very friendly the Canon people in HK,
best regards
Yogi
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