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Lines I am getting lines on my pictures. I wonder if anyone else has had this problem? I went through the diagnostic testing. That went fine. I reset all settings. I took the batteries out and the memory card for a half hour and put them back in. None of this worked. The best i can explaing is there horizpntal lines through the pictures. Any ideas??? My warranty is long expired. Just wonder if it's worth getting fixed or would it be better to purchase a new camera.

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I have the exact same problem with MY HP 945 camera! It had horizontal lines through it in several of the shots. I thought at first it was the memory card, but after using that same card in another (older but still working HP) camera, and swapped in/out another card, but have same results. ONLY seemed to happen within the first 10 or so shots. So being a tech-savvy person, I decided to tear into it to find the issue, but once there, I decided to just get a new camera. So, THAT being said, I'm willing to send my camera to bmwrider, if he still wanted one on his desk, to see what HE can find... If interested in this, bmwrider, let me know and we can work something out for shipping?? I don't want any $$ for the camera, aside from maybe defraying shipping cost to you. Please respond to this and let me know, if you'd like...

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I'm sorry but this appears to be a very common fault with this camera. HP won't repair the it seems they prefer you to upgrade at a discount. I haven't actually seen one one my bench as they aren't big sellers in Oz. Something I'm rather glad of actually. Hp do recognise it as a fault but refuse to say what actually causes it. I traced a similar problem with a Sony P72 to the video board. I'm waiting for a new one to arrive for a transplant. Perhaps you could find a faulty complete camera for sale on Ebay with a different fault of course and do a transplant with it. If that scares you, sell yours on Ebay listing the fault and use the proceeds as a downpayment on a new NON HP camera. Sorry I can't be of more help. BMW

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