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Old Mar 19, 2005, 8:37 PM   #1
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Help needed! My Optio 430RS has worked fine for 14 months but a problem has suddenly arisen. The problem is that the images it takes (and the image on the lcd monitor) are very dark and blurry. It's as though the lens is covered with a dark cloth. Otherwise the camera is functioning as normal - the menus are accessible, the lens zooms etc.

The problem happened very suddenly - one minute I was taking pictures as normal, the next I wasn't. Could the shutter be stuck partially closed? Any ideas gratefully received.

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Old Aug 18, 2005, 8:36 AM   #2
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I have an Optio330RS with a similiar problem.
Mine suddenly will not take outdoor pics, yet everything elso is OK.
Seems like the lens is stuck open.
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Old Nov 6, 2005, 8:16 PM   #3
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I am little bit luckier.

My problem wasstarted in 2005/4, 3 yrs after the purchase.

The images it takes areseverely green and blue biased, and over-exposed.

Practically unusablein daytime, or become "ghost story" scene (people faces are blue) at night.

Very funny special effect ))
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