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3040 Issues I just got a 3040 and had a question about a couple of things I noticed (I've never owned an Olympus digital camera). When the camera is powered up, the noise from the lens coming out sounds awful (like a grinding noise). Is this normal? It zooms in/out without any problems but it just sounds odd. It just doesn't sound smooth... Is a stuck pixel on the LCD enough of a reason to return it for a new one? The pictures do not show the stuck pixel but I am concerned that a new and expensive camera would have such a problem right out of the box...

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Re: 3040 Issues

A stuck pixel on the LCD is quite common. I have one on my 2020z; lot of people here would tell you the same thing. Long as it's just one, I wouldn't bother trying to get new camera. Far as the lens extension sound: It is a little loud, but a *grinding noise* doesn't sound normal. Go to a store and pick up another one, see if it makes the same sound. If not, you may have a bad camera.

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