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Samsung A400 My camera LCD screen is in what I call "crayon" mode. The images are primary colors, the images are kind of outlined in black and rough. It kind of looks like a cartoon. When I upload the photos taken, they upload as they appear on the screen in that crayon mode. I have tried just about everything to fix it using the tools found in the menu (i.e: mode, quality, etc) It would be great to fix this on my own without having to take it to the place of purchase. The camera is only 15 mos old. Thank you for your time! Michelle

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  • Michelle Eastman Jul 22, 2007

    Thank you for the suggestion. I will definitely look into the recall and call Samsung. I will let you know how I make out.

  • Michelle Eastman Jul 22, 2007

    I think I signed it anonymous before. My apologies.
    Thanks again,
    Michelle

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This is a CCD problem There was a recall across a range of makers and models because of a bad batch of CCD's that all makers used. Get onto Samsung Customer support- you may be one of them

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