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Going to be sending my Camera to Canon to remove bad pixels

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Offline kezug

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Going to be sending my Camera to Canon to remove bad pixels
« on: 21 / April / 2010, 07:12:56 »
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I have 2 always red pixels in the same spot no matter the type of shot I take :(.

I have a warranty on my camera and have had the camera now for about 2 months.

First, I want to ensure, if I remove my CHDK memory card and put in a non-CHDK card, is there anyway to tell that my Camera once was in CHDK mode?

Secondly, rather than paying for shipping and being without a camera for xx days. I was thinking of purchasing a new camera and swapping them and then returning the new camera for full refund....can they tell how many shots or how old my camera is if I do this?

Also, has anyone sent a Camera to Canon for bad pixel repair? How long does it take.

I really dont know about using the badpixel.lau script as it just seems so complicated and it only works in CHDK mode, which I am not always in.

Thanks.

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Offline kezug

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Re: Going to be sending my Camera to Canon to remove bad pixels
« Reply #1 on: 21 / April / 2010, 07:21:52 »

Here are the 2 red pixels?

NOTE: I get this no matter the exposure or shutter speed.  I see these at 1/30 with a flash!

Can you see them in this shot?


Here they are


And zoomed

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Re: Going to be sending my Camera to Canon to remove bad pixels
« Reply #2 on: 22 / April / 2010, 00:40:10 »
First, I want to ensure, if I remove my CHDK memory card and put in a non-CHDK card, is there anyway to tell that my Camera once was in CHDK mode?
It's possible. If the camera has ever crashed, there will be a crash log stored in the camera ROM. There may be other traces.
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Secondly, rather than paying for shipping and being without a camera for xx days. I was thinking of purchasing a new camera and swapping them and then returning the new camera for full refund....can they tell how many shots or how old my camera is if I do this?
Yes.
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