dust+hair in LCD GF1

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by zheff, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. zheff

    zheff New to Mu-43

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    Oct 2, 2010
    Hi fellas,

    I'm new to the site and recently picked up a GF1 and am a big fan. However, I've noticed dust particles and a small piece of hair stuck INSIDE the LCD. Is there a way I can open the LCD up and spray it with some compressed air? Or should I take it to Panasonic?

    Gracias
     
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  2. burro39

    burro39 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 14, 2010
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    I don't wish to belittle your knowledge of the camera but make sure you are not looking at the LCD through some aftermarket protector that has been applied on top of the lcd screen. Some are so good that they look like the camera came that way. Most of those are removable with the application of a "tiny" bit of heat and perhaps some thin fishing line. However it might be better to take it to a camera shop and get their opinion.
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Could you post a pic of the screen....
     
  4. zheff

    zheff New to Mu-43

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    Oct 2, 2010
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    picture of the screen. All the dust is UNDER the LCD. I've taken the protector off from the box and replaced it with another. Then I took that aftermarket one off too and found these particles and that piece of hair under it.
     
  5. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    I would take it to a camera shop and get an opinion. It's very strange that something got under there...

    Best,

    Colin
     
  6. zheff

    zheff New to Mu-43

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    Oct 2, 2010
    appreciate it!
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Try the old hair dryer trick.
    Force the warm air around the screen. See if the dust/hair moves at all.
    If you see it move then you know air is moving in...
    Then switch to a vacuum cleaner to suck the stuff out.
    That might work.
     
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