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Old Aug 6, 2003, 6:49 PM   #1
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Default Dimage XT LCD screen problem

I just bought my Dimage XT and love how tiny it is. I specifically got it so I could slip it in my pocket. I recently did this (with nothing else in my pocket) and it now appears that some of the anti-glare coating has come off the screen. A couple of spots are really shinny now & very difficult to see in outdoor light. I didn't abuse the camera... what gives?

Does anyone know of something I can treat the screen with to make the shinny spots go away? Is this a common problem? I thought about getting plastic screen protectors, but am worried they won't make the screen look any better & will just peel off. Please help!! Thanks...
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Old Aug 7, 2003, 3:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dimage XT LCD screen problem

You might have the problem I've experienced; I've posted about here, before. In my case, the little plastic tab on the hand strap was the culprit. I think it's a design flaw - if you have the camera in a confined space - like your pocket - the hand strap will drift in only one direction - over the back of the camera, and the plastic tab on the strap will position itself right over the LCD. The result, over time, is a damagegd, shiny surface where the tab rubs against the screen.

I my case, I complained to Minolta Digital, suggested they work on changing the hand strap design for no X models, and of course I added I really like my Minolta cameras.

Minolta Digital sent me repair forms and last week I shipped off the camera for repair. If and when it comes back, I'll let you know the outcome. For now, I've stopped using the Minolta supplied hand strap.

Good luck,

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Old Aug 24, 2003, 10:24 AM   #3
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Hi There,

Have just removed my strap lol, I could see what you meant!! Great camera, I also have Sony Dsc s75, 3 years old and back screen is almost unviewable from scratches. Why dont they cover these these screens with a little door??? XT is great camera however...excellent pixc quality and I am very dicriminating!

My LCD out of the box had a tiny bright green dot on left side that does not seem to be part of any readout info. Defect? However it does not appear on photos.
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