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BAD18 Sep 7, 2004 1:27 PM

I have a pink swish about 1/2 inch long that is appearing in all my digital photos. My Epson 3000z is about three years old. But had worked fine. I tried a different Compact Flash card but I still get the mark. Anyone have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this issue?


KCan Sep 7, 2004 3:21 PM

does the mark varies with zoom range? if you post a pic, may be it gives more clues.

PS: Take a pic in total darkness, no flash to see if the mark is "optical interference" or from a electric glitch.

Wildman Sep 7, 2004 5:15 PM

Have you attempted tp eliminate the printer as a problem by printing a couple of pictures at your local Wal-Mart? If the pictures lack the pink stripe, try changing the printer color cartridge.

BAD18 Sep 8, 2004 12:04 PM

I'll try your suggestions today. I don't know how to post a pictures. I can send one to an email address thought.

BAD18 Sep 8, 2004 2:36 PM

I turned off the flash and took a couple of pictures outside at wide angle and telephoto. Both pictures showed the pink swish. Then I took a couple in a dark room with no flash. The pictures were black, but no swish.

KCan Sep 8, 2004 2:56 PM

BAD18, you can attach a picture right here , look at the left bottom corner when you type the reply.

(note: The file size should not exceed 250400 bytes)

whithoutseing the pic, my guess isa crack in the lens system or the camera body ...

You can make another test to see if I am right or wrong: take a picture, but wrap entirely the camera in a dark towel or something , or from inside a box with a hole. (he goal is to optically shield the camera execpt the lens opening )

BAD18 Sep 8, 2004 4:50 PM

I sent a picture to your Yahoo address. Assuming you are right about the crack, is that something worth fixing or is it time to move on.


KCan Sep 8, 2004 5:37 PM

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Barbara, If you don't mind, I attach your pic here tohave more opinions:

(the pic is resized)

KCan Sep 8, 2004 5:42 PM

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here is the cropped of affected area , not resized:

Now, I don"t think that's caused by a crack. Seems to me scracthes of the lens coating, but I am really not sure.
The white scratch can't be on the lens because theyseems in focus ... :?

BAD18 Sep 13, 2004 10:22 AM

I took the Epson 3200Z to the service center for repair. It will be interesting what they say is the problem. Thanks for your help.


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