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LCD kaput - anyone know of a panasonic recall?

The LCD screen on my Panasonic PV-GS120 has died and is showing nothing at all. The camera still works fine if the screen isn't opened, but the viewfinder picture shuts off when you open the LCD to make any menu or focusing changes. I see that this is a widespread problem, and that Sony and several other dealers have recalled cameras with this defect due to a class-action lawsuit (eg. http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCF717&news_id=118). Is anyone aware of a similar recall on Panasonic products?

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The panasonic camcorder does not use the Sony CCD element. If the small viewfinder is showing the camera video, there's nothing wrong with the CCD imager. We have had numerous problems with the switch that controls the activation of the large LCD and the backlight inverter that powers it. When you open the LCD the small viewfinder should power down to conserve battery power. The large LCD should then illuminate, if not, shine a flashlight at the surface of the LCD and notice if the video is present, if so, the backlight or LCD harness is defective. Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (customelectronics.org)

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