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Lens Problem I just bought an Olympus C-8080. While switching the camera on there are some 4 to 5 light pixels on the display (lcd monitor on the back of the camera), even when directing the camera into the dark. It is not really a problem now, but do you also have this problem with your LCD monitor? What if they become more?

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Re: Lens Problem

Dead pixels are a nightmare of every LCD screen. There is no way to avoid them - you can just hope they never happen to you. There is no pattern to how they appear and when, but the ones you have will stay for ever. If they bother you right now, send the camera for repair while it's still on warranty - otherwise you can ignore them - they are not an indication of future problems.

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