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Grainy screen The screen on my camera is grainy and the pics or either black or grainy also...like a snowy television. Just used camera recently now its not working..thought it was the xd card...replaced battery still same problem any suggestions

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Check the iso settring, if it's too high you'll get a grainy picture. Also, it's worth selecting reset in the camera menu to get the camera b ack to factory reset values.

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