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Harryo Jul 21, 2004 12:20 PM

I was searching for information on the Kyocera Japanese website when I came across product information concerning the
Finecam M400R/M410R.

There is a possibility that after 10-minutes of continued use it can cause the 'Liquid crystal display' to lose colour and turn purple.

It can affect cameras with the following body numbers:-

Finecam M400R: DM001000 - DM014000
Finecam M410R: DMB07000 - DMB32000

My cameras body number falls within the above mentioned body numbers, I am now running the camera continuously for more than 10-minutes to see whether the LCD changes to purple!

Furthermore information can be found here:-
?lp=ja_en& ct%2fop
tical%2fcamerabody%2fm400r_m410r%2fsupport%2findex .html

Has anyone experienced any problems so far?

Sorry the URL is so long you can use:-

Once at this website type in:-

Under language select Japanese to English.


TC3 Jul 21, 2004 4:12 PM

Thanks for the info Harryo. I seem to be in the clear as my serial number is DMB04---.

Hope the problem doesn't occur for you

Harryo Jul 21, 2004 4:28 PM

Well this evening I purposely ran the camera continuously for an hour without any ill-effects!

The only thing was that the base of the camera became slightly warm, which is to be expected, the LCD was completely unfazed.

I am pleased that Kyocera had the sense to post this product information for the benefit of its customers, at least if anyone does at some stage have a problem with the LCD they know that it will be fixed.


stez Jul 21, 2004 4:30 PM

Lovely... my model number falls into that range... :cry: Although I've run it for more than 10mins with the LCD and I've not noticed any purple features.

However, it does get a bit warm which according to the website, is a possible factor on causing the screen to go purple. I hope it's not a serious problem, but I've emailed Kyocera UK to see what their position is on this.

TC3 Jul 21, 2004 5:02 PM

if you read the manual it says that the camera gets warm after prolonged use so dont freek out as thats normal at least

stez Jul 21, 2004 6:48 PM

I never read manuals that aren't printed and alas, I don't have any papers right now for printing. Think I'll have to borrow some from uni...

I think leaving it on for 10mins solid is a bit excessive for me personally, the batteries won't forgive me anyway. :roll:

Thanks for the pointer/reassurance and should be getting the wide-angle lens today.

Harryo Jul 21, 2004 9:41 PM

Stez, I had my camera running continuously for an hour without the LCD having any problems, I suppose that Kyocera in Japan are just being cautious.

I would not worry about the camera becoming warm all the digital cameras that I have owned all became warm after a period of use.

Would be interested to hear what Kyocera UK says in response to your email.


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