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    Default A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    While browsing my pictures on my K-x, I notice a spot that seem like a dead pixel to me on every picture at the same spot.

    It does not appears on screen on the computer thou.

    Does not affect pictures but I get irritates by it everytime I browse my pictures.

    Anyone has any idea how to remove it?

    Ive not dropped my camera before..

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    Default Re: A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    If it does not appear on your pc, then its not a dust-on-sensor issue.

    Does this spot appear permanently regardless of whether you are in preview of menu mode?
    If yes it could be a dead pixel on the LCD display. 1 to 2 are not uncommon for LCDs. In fact, some manufacturers will only replace the set if there are more than a certain number. You may want to check with Emjay on their policy but before that, best to let Kelvin have a look first.
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    Default Re: A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    Refer to Pixel Mapping on page 259 of the Pentax K-x operating manual.

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    does k-x have pixel mapping? use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    does k-x have pixel mapping? use it.
    ????? this LCD dead pixel.... how to map???

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    ????? this LCD dead pixel.... how to map???
    As stated above Page 259 of the manual . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    As stated above Page 259 of the manual . . .
    I don't own the kx nor the manual.

    But if pentax has found a way to map off a dead pixel on an LCD.... maybe they should win a nobel prize or something for it....

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    when you zoom in, is the spot there

    when you change camera settings, is the spot there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    ????? this LCD dead pixel.... how to map???
    it is not clear what the TS is talking about

    it could very well be a sensor issue, which pixel mapping will solve

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    Default Re: A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    Quote Originally Posted by joycegian View Post
    While browsing my pictures on my K-x, I notice a spot that seem like a dead pixel to me on every picture at the same spot.

    It does not appears on screen on the computer thou.

    Does not affect pictures but I get irritates by it everytime I browse my pictures.

    Anyone has any idea how to remove it?

    Ive not dropped my camera before..
    As you described, the dead pixel might not be the sensor, the LCD display may be the culprit. In this case it can't be removed. Bring it down to the service centre to change the whole unit if it is under warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    it is not clear what the TS is talking about

    it could very well be a sensor issue, which pixel mapping will solve
    ? I thought the TS was pretty clear.

    read the TS post. It does not appear on the computer nor the images, just on the Kx. how much clearer do you want it to be?

    TS: the only solution is to change the LCD. hardware fix. That is why one should always check the LCD closely before buying. A dead sensor pixel is much easier to fix (firmware only) than an LCD dead pixel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantkh View Post
    ? I thought the TS was pretty clear.

    read the TS post. It does not appear on the computer nor the images, just on the Kx. how much clearer do you want it to be?
    you are not aware of cases where raw converters like lightroom supposedly fix hot pixels automatically?


    do you not agree that such a case could apply under TS' account? that she can view the hot pixel on the raw file in-camera, but when converted to output jpg it is gone?

    if so, why do you rule it out so quickly?

    i have experienced this myself.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=862747

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you are not aware of cases where raw converters like lightroom supposedly fix hot pixels automatically?


    do you not agree that such a case could apply under TS' account? that she can view the hot pixel on the raw file in-camera, but when converted to output jpg it is gone?

    if so, why do you rule it out so quickly?

    i have experienced this myself.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=862747
    my bad. yup, there is a possibility that the software could map the hot pixel away automatically.

    then the best way is to check if the pixel is at the same position on the LCD. if not, then pixel mapping can probably fix it.

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    would this scenario apply if TS was shooting in JPEG ?

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    Important to distinguish between a dead pixel (which remapping will clear up) and hot pixels, which appear as overly bright or discolored spots which usually occur in long exposures or if the sensor is very hot.
    I doubt that the issue is that of the rear LCD given that it is 921,000 dots, it is quite hard to detect if there is a problem with any of the dots.
    No issue whether RAW or jpeg is shot.

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    Default Re: A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    She's using k-x though. 230k pixel only... possible LCD issue...
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    I do have a dead pixel on my LCD display...
    And yeah, it does irritate me to a certain extend.
    Anyway, i tot is quite common problems associated with LCD. My PSP screen have at least 3 of them.

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    Default Re: A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    Quote Originally Posted by banana0ne View Post
    She's using k-x though. 230k pixel only... possible LCD issue...
    Me forget it is the K-x... at any rate even if the screen is 230k pixels, not so easy to check if LCD got dead pixels. Anyway camera should still be under warranty... so if in doubt, just send it in...
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    Default Re: A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Me forget it is the K-x... at any rate even if the screen is 230k pixels, not so easy to check if LCD got dead pixels. Anyway camera should still be under warranty... so if in doubt, just send it in...
    I see a bright dot easily on my k7 though. But in field use, it is never obvious nor noticeable.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Default Re: A dead pixel of my K-x ?

    Thanks everyone.
    Was busy, only had time to try out pixel mapping just now.
    The dot is still there after pixel mapping.

    The dot is there no matter on settings, preview.. Etc.

    So it's confirm a dead pixel I suppose?
    Is it common?

    Will Emjay replace me a new camera for the dead pixel?

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