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D5100 - Green line across LCD display

D2xer

Oakland, US
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D2xer Registered since 31st Oct 2012
Tue 12-Mar-13 05:19 AM | edited Tue 12-Mar-13 03:00 PM by D2xer


'The Green Line of Death'? for display ...I hope not

I've been happily playing with my used D5100 for a week or so now. Everything was fine. I mean, apart from the way it blows my D2X away 8>/

Anyway, today I noticed a fine green vertical line running from top to bottom of the LCD display, about 12mm from the right side. It's always there, whenever the screen is powered up, over-writing whatever mode the display is in.

Kind of a bummer 8>/

Has anyone seen or heard of this fault? Any suggestions?

thanks
D2xer

jec6613

Norwalk, US
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#1. "RE: D5100 - Green line across LCD display" | In response to Reply # 0

jec6613 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2013
Tue 12-Mar-13 10:25 AM

Camera or not, this type of problem points to the LCD controller.

The good news is that if you can ignore it, it doesn't affect the pictures.

D2xer

Oakland, US
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#2. "RE: D5100 - Green line across LCD display" | In response to Reply # 1

D2xer Registered since 31st Oct 2012
Tue 12-Mar-13 02:59 PM | edited Tue 12-Mar-13 03:05 PM by D2xer

Yes, I know it only affects the display. I'd try to ignore it, as I only paid $300 for the body. But only if I could be sure it wasn't a sign of worse to come. I still have a day or two left to return it.

thanks
D2xer

grnzbra

Springfield, US
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#3. "RE: D5100 - Green line across LCD display" | In response to Reply # 2

grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011
Fri 15-Mar-13 04:40 PM

RETURN IT!!!!!

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D2xer

Oakland, US
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#4. "RE: D5100 - Green line across LCD display" | In response to Reply # 3

D2xer Registered since 31st Oct 2012
Fri 15-Mar-13 05:13 PM

Thanks. Yeah, I did. It's being repaired free of charge under the 30-day store warranty. It'll be a few weeks before get it back. No problem doing without it for as long as it takes - after all, I have D2x 8>)

D2xer

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