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Hi - I wrote the other day about my camera that got a little wet and now the image review flashes. You responded (thanks!) that it wasn't broken just a function of the "burn" area. I looked up on pg 75 of my manual & saw the info about the image review but it only gives you the option of having it on & off. I also looked in the index under burn but nothing listed. Could you please give me a little more detail as to how to turn this function off.
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In playback mode, press the up/down arrow and it should change through various settings until you are back to normal, non-flashing highlights.

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Hi there:
You can view pictures in the folder when connected the camera at pc monitor? but cannot take pictures or movies... the LCD stays blank?
If this answer is yes, could be a problem with the CCD image sensor, if no, your LCD display go to bad and will need replacement.

Check this interesting article about bad CCDs.

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Feb 07, 2012 | Nikon Cameras


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When reviewing a picture on the camera, fine white lines appear in the picture similar to venetian blinds.

The same problem occurs when view the pics in pc monitor? If yes, sound like a malfunctioning CCD-image sensor. Rare, but possible problem with your LCD screenviewer... in both cases (LCD or CCD) this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your Samsung service.
I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

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Sep 19, 2011 | Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera

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Hi my camera has been wet just yesterday, when i capture pictures it has many colors or i think it was damage... but when i use the video it work okey.. but when i capture pictures der so many colors...

Hi This is little helpful tip. Whenever you got any wet, remove battery immediately and soak out the wet with paper. then place dry with warm (inside of car is very good enough temperature and location) Depend on amout of wet, just let it leave a couple of day to a week. ****never try power on and operate, it will cook with more than 300 voltage in flash circuit short. Thanks and best regard. Or with own your risk you can open it up, and clean out----this is the best way...because camera tech does do that when they service.----like me.

May 25, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

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New batteries are not lasting longer than a day

Battery life can fluctuate greatly from day to day. It all depends on the type of photography you are doing. For example, on one day, you spent the day taking pictures outside in the sunlight, with no flash, and didn't use your camera's screen to review any of the pictures. The next day, you spent the day inside, taking lots of pictures using the flash, zooming in and out on people's faces and reviewing the pictures using the camera's screen.
Features like the flash, zoom, LCD screen and image stabilization (IS) use a great deal more battery life than if you were to not use any of those features. This could explain why it suddenly seems like the batteries aren't lasting more than a day.
However, if your photography habits have not changed enough to potentially affect battery life, there could be an issue with either the image stabilization hardware or the standby mode of the camera. If the image stabilization (a fully mechanical feature) is malfunctioning, it could be activating when it shouldn't be, such as when the camera is on but you aren't about to take a picture.
I would try testing the camera by taking pictures using different camera settings.
  1. Turn off the flash and image stabilization, use the viewfinder instead of the LCD live view mode, do not zoom in or out. Take as many pictures as you can before the batteries die.
  2. Keep the flash and image stabilization on, use the LCD live view mode, use the zoom frequently. Take as many pictures as possible before the batteries die.
With test #1, you should see much better battery life than with test #2. If you still experience decreased battery life either way, there may be a hardware issue with the camera. Should this be the case, contact Canon Support to find out whether or not your manufacturer's warranty covers this problem.

Mar 01, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

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When I try to download pics from camera it goes into NOT RESPONDING mode and I can't do anything. It shows up 2 of 8 images and stops and I have to close down everything.

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D80-viewer and display stay black, the flash

If your camera got moisture inside and you turned it on before it had a chance to completely dry (usually takes several days) you may have caused a short circuit.

Dec 20, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Memory Card claims ''no image'' and LCD black and wont take pics

first reformat memory card to FAT file system with computer, then reformat it with camera. this usually is the solution

Aug 10, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A590 IS Digital Camera

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Black photos at nite with flash

It's very difficult to pinpoint an issue with what you've given here. Particularly since flash photography at night can be hit or miss anyway.

I actually wrote a review for Popular Photography & Imaging on your camera... You can read it here:

And while I really LIKE your camera, it does have its' limitations, particularly with the flash at night. It's small and not very powerful in comparison to a full-size/feature flash unit. Because of this, here's a few things you should keep in mind when you shoot at night with a flash:

Allow the flash enough time to "recycle". In other words, when the flash fires, it needs to replenish power to make another full-power flash exposure. If you're shooting images very quickly, you may not be at full power for each frame. The T10 has a flash-ready indicator, so make sure it's activated before you shoot your images.

Stay close- There's a thing in photography called the "Law of Inverse Square". Basically, this means that when you double your flash-to-subject distance, your light intensity is cut down to ONE QUARTER of your previous distance. The T10 has a very small flash, so this becomes critical for good images.

Be reasonable in your expectations. The T10- or any other camera-mounted flash for that matter, won't light an entire stadium or something that's more than 10 feet with your flash or 50 feet with a full-power/size flash.

If you're following these guidelines, and you're still having issues with dark images, try upping your ISO to a higher setting to add some sensitivity to the sensor. Doubling your ISO cuts the light required to make a good exposure in half. If you've done this and the images are still black, you may want to take the camera to a repair shop for evaluation.

I shot several photos that should be included with the story on POP's web site, so you can see that the camera IS capible of shooting some nice flash image, but again, were done with an understanding of the camera's limitations.

Hope this helps you out!

Jul 14, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10 Digital Camera

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Review isn't working

This is not a problem. This is a function that shows you the "burn" area at the photo. If you wishes to drop it just rotate the command dial at rear of the camera. You can change the option by changing the menu as shown at page 75 in the manual.

Sep 23, 2008 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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