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Spots on pics

Hi I have had problems with my Digital camera. I imagine it stems from dropping it but I have black spots on the pics..basically they show up on light backgrounds and also when I zoom in. I had it in at a shop and was hoping they would fix it..I described the problems to them and they said they replaced the LCD panel. They said the spots had been quite noticeable. They sent it back to me (after I spent over $125.00) and yesterday I took some pics. Brought the camera home and loaded the pics and there was the spots again.So I turned around and took pics of the sky and there you could see all kinds of spots..what causes this? After seeing the spots again,I did check the LCD screen when taking the pics and I noticed some spots were readily visible on the LCD screen.So what do I do now? If its not the LCD panel..what could it be? I could send a picture if that would help.

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    Tthere is a black spot right in the middle of my pictures. It is magnified when using the zoom and also with light colored backgrounds. there seems to be a "bubble" when you look at the lens. Its this a dust problem?

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For the begining claim for the unprofessional repair or get your money back asap. There is a possibility that lens unit had suffered from the stress. Part number for the optical unit is:A1060696A. The price (for my account) is 100 Euro. Best regards, Arpi PS: if you need more info, please advice.

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I suggest you send it back to repair shop to clean ccd area. there are fine dusts in ccd screen area that camera need to be disassemble and removed and cleaned. I do not think the LCD is the problem. Some point and shoot models dust flowing through more than some others and if I am not mistaken, it seems this model has dust problem.

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