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Old Mar 24, 2010, 2:06 PM   #1
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Default picture on screen is messed up

when I turn my dig cam on, now the display is showing everything being made up of vertical lines, and things are distorted as well, not just "made of lines". Everything looks more narrow. The color is lacking also, while it is there a tiny bit it is very bland. But the icons on the screen look normal. What could be wrong with my camera?
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 2:29 PM   #2
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What is your camera brand and model?

If might be impacted by a service notice due to a CCD problem (issue with the camera's main imaging sensor).
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 7:14 PM   #3
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No idea what is wrong, but one technique that sometimes solves strange problems with high tech stuff is to reboot. Sometimes there is a "restore defaults" choice in the menu (warm reboot) or you can take the batteries out and leave them out until the camera looses track of the time/date. Reinserting the batteries will be a cold reboot.

Not likely to solve all problems, but is non destructive and easy so worth trying.
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