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Old May 2, 2011, 4:54 PM   #1
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I'm seeing a very small, one pixel 5 mm. scratch on my LCD. Do not know when and how it happened. I use micro fiber to clean it, and just once in a while and very carefully. It looks red when I see it straight and changes to white if i move to one side or other.

What's happening? Is there a solution for this? Thanks.
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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So long as the scratch is only on the viewfinder and doesn't show up on your computer screen or on prints, I wouldn't worry about it.

I bought a used Nikon 8800 about 5 years ago and shortly after buying it I discovered - on giving it a thorough test - that there were (I think) about 3 or four bad pixels somewhere in the the upper left corner.

They're so insignificant that I've not yet found that they make any difference at all to my pictures. If ever they do, it will be easy to correct the flaw using Photoshop.
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Old May 5, 2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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I mean my LCD computer display. Not the camera. But you're right. It doesn't bother. Thanks for the help.
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I'm seeing a very small, one pixel 5 mm. scratch on my LCD. Do not know when and how it happened. I use micro fiber to clean it, and just once in a while and very carefully. It looks red when I see it straight and changes to white if i move to one side or other.

What's happening? Is there a solution for this? Thanks.
If it is a very shallow scratch, you may be able to smooth it out with a
pencil eraser. http://www.wikihow.com/Discussion:Fi...-an-LCD-Screen
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Old May 5, 2011, 11:28 AM   #5
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That was a very useful tip. Thanks. I'll give it a try.
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Ive seen kits for repairing minor scratches/imperfections on LCD screens and optical disks. The approach is to use an application such as silicon to fill in the defected/affected area. Im sure if you search around then you will be able to find a kit. Also you might try this idea:

http://www.pcextreme.net/style/fix-a...he-lcd-screen/

http://www.ehow.com/how_6900798_do-s...t-screen_.html
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Well, the eraser didn't work, so i will try the vaseline. Thanks.
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