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    Sony F3 service menu to correct lit pixels?
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    I purchased a used F3 body from Adorama today and it should arrive tomorrow. I had an F3 once before for less than a month so not much time with it. It seems the one coming to me has one lit pixel visible at 0db and i was interested if sony put in the service menus to zap that pixel out manually like what im use to in cameras like the F900 and F23?
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    It's been a long time since I saw an F3, but I don't think it has an APR function like the newer cameras. Try doing a Black Balance and that should mask any problem pixels. It'd be a good idea to do a black balance anyway no matter what. It's the first thing I do when I get an unknown camera in my hands. Well, actually the second thing because first I do an All Reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Jensen View Post
    It's been a long time since I saw an F3, but I don't think it has an APR function like the newer cameras. Try doing a Black Balance and that should mask any problem pixels. It'd be a good idea to do a black balance anyway no matter what. It's the first thing I do when I get an unknown camera in my hands. Well, actually the second thing because first I do an All Reset.
    Will do. but, i do know for a fact the camera has one, its just a matter of figuring out the button combos to activate it. There is a stronger black balance feature and manual masking feature built into the camera via the service menus.
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    Found the procedure for the ex1. Maybe it might work for the 3... Worth a shot, I guess.

    https://elektrotricks.blogspot.com/2...o-service.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Run&Gun View Post
    Found the procedure for the ex1. Maybe it might work for the 3... Worth a shot, I guess.

    https://elektrotricks.blogspot.com/2...o-service.html
    def worth a try. i will give it a go tonight when i am home. I emailed sony service as a safety as well.. maybe they can shed some light.
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    Sony Responded. Ironically i did 4 black balances and i didnt see any lit pixels.. even before that... idk what adorama was smokin cause the camera is in fantastic shape from what i can see.

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    Mike, can you post a larger picture of the service manual page? Thank you. This one is too small to read. Or maybe it's my old eyes.


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    I'll second. Could you post a bigger picture ?


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    I'd love to but I dont have the manual anymore and returned the camera months ago.
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