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I just purchased an Olympus x-42 for my daughter to take on a one-week exchange program to Mexico. She just emailed to say that her viewfinder screen is now white with dark "splotches." I noticed someone else on this site had a similar problem but didn't see any solution. I need some quick answers so that she can get some shots of an amazing week! Thank you.

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Hello. The most common causes of this problem are 1. dust on the lens which appears as splotches on the screen and 2. moisture under the screen. The fix for #1 is to carefully and thoroughly clean the screen using a piece of lens paper. The fix for #2 is to leave the camera in a dry place, or if possible in a bag of uncooked minute rice overnight. And, having children myself who always had these situations whenever they went out of country, in a pinch the disposable camera is always an option.
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