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02-07-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Black lines on screen K5iis

Hi All.

First time I've ever had this problem, but I am getting black vertical lines on my K5iis screen. They seem to diminish/get shorter as the camera warms up. The lines are not in the taken image, but are annoying nevertheless. Any ideas what is going on? I didn't see anything via a search.

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It's also happened to my K5 IIs as well. It seems to be a breakdown of the LCD, particularly in cold weather. 30,000 frames in and after shooting in -20 weather on occasion, I just accepted it and carried on.
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Thanks Matt. I was at -20, more like -5C, but same issue.
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Had the same on the left of the screen after a long walk below 0C nothing wrong during the walk so. It came back to normal after a day or two.
Still didn't understand what exactly happened but it's back to normal now.


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<--- That guy is Canadian
QuoteOriginally posted by stemked Quote
Thanks Matt. I was at -20, more like -5C, but same issue.

-20 C
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I grew up in Canada, but I live in the US. So I'm temperature bilingual.
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This happen to my K5-IIs after cold days out. In warmer days the black area shrinks a bit but never completely goes away. Guess it is the price to pay for shooting in cold weather?
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I am resurrecting this old thread about black lines on the LCD which everyone seems to ascribe to cold weather.

Well I live in Houston, TX and cold for me is anything under 60F, and I suffer from K-5IIs LCD black lines. Have any new theories (i.e. other than cold) come about since the previous post in March?

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I will add the black lines went away completely over the summer. My camera is currently in for repair due to an accident, but the problem does seem to be an annoying cold weather issue.
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