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I have a splendid PowerShot S1 IS (three yers old) to-day taking shots in the snow I found the optical viewfinder and monitor turning blue and flashing after taking three or four shots.On return home in the house all was well.Could this have been the effect of extreme cold.I am 82 years of age and Not a technophobe !!Many thanks John Cronk

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    Thank you for such a speedy reply
    John Cronk



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Well....that is not extreme cold....that is a defective inverter.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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    Ginko Jan 11, 2009

    That happen because of defective inverter/LCD/backlight.

    Either the inverter had momentarily failed, or the backlight is starting to fail, also a ribbon cable that was not well connected can do the same.

    but effectively.

    When LCDs are cold, the pixels are very slow to react, but the screen does not turn blue.

    I fix this stuff and I have never seen an LCD turning blue because of cold, however, if this is possible must be reported on the Internet, try too look on google I don't think you find any evidence on this.

    If the "yes it is cold" is true, a link to corroborate the assertion should be provided.


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Extreme cold will do that yes

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