Ust received my 3000z from Buy.com, and lo and behold, the LCD (not the CCD) has a dead pixel that always is red. This became imediatley evident when in any menu (either blue or black background). It's only one pixel, but that is one too many. I am sending it back for a new unit. I saw the other thread (BAD PIXEL) but that seemed to do with CCD pixels, not LCD pixels. Are others getting cameras with dead LCD pixels? I hope I only need to send bacl one camera, not several.
My camera also has a one bad pixel in the LCD; my pixel is green. My camera was also ordered from Buy.com. They have been very helpful and my story is almost identical to yours for their return/replacement practice. It is really nice to see online companies that continue to offer 'great' prices and also provide great customer support.
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