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Lines and circles across all of my pictures

I have had the Fuji FinePix E550 for around 8 months and I have had no problems with it until recently. Whenever I take a picture it looks great on the display but when I view it in playback mode or on the computer lines appear across the whole picture. The best way to descibe them (as I can't post a picture here) is that they resemble wood grain, and eminate in many ellipses from the centre of the picture. This is very frustrating as it has already ruined numerous photo's, and I wpould like to try and get it sorted without sending it back to the manufacturer.

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Re: Lines and circles across all of my pictures

I'm not sure if you still look here or you've already fixed your problem but it has to do with your ram on your computer. I had this problem before. I had a really old Fuji camera but upgraded to the e550 a while ago and these weird grainy lines would still be in my pictures. At first I thought there was something wrong with the camera but after testing it on my brother/mom/dad's computer they pictures came out perfect. I found out it was my ram. Since I was using the onboard video card and it was sharing my ram. One of my cards was corrupted. So if you have more than one ram card try eahc one by itself and see if the problem persists. Hope this helps anyone out there who has this problem.

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We have the same problem. New camera. White lines just started appearing across all the pictures in playback mode after taking about 100 pix. I tried removing the card. It didn't help. I'm wondering if we changed some setting or something.

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Re: Lines and circles across all of my pictures

Do you have additional memory cards? It seems like the problem has to do with your memory card. You see when you take the shot and look at the picture you just took it looks fine (not stored on the card yet) but when you look in playback mode (stored on the card) or on the computer (after being stored on the card) there are problems. My suggestion is to use another memory card. If you are using the camera's onboard memory then try a card and see what happens.

Posted on Jan 25, 2006

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