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Nikon 5400: white lines on photo

I have a 2.5 year old Nikon 5400. When I take a photo the image that appears on the camera's LCD has white vertial lines on it. When I download the photos on my computer the vertical white lines are still there ... so it does not appear to be a problem with the camera's LCD. This problem occurs in the following settings: M A S P automatic However, the video function works fine. When I view the image before I take the photo there are no white lines. I'd really appreciate some help as I'm a little distraught at the prolems with my relatively new camera (it's warranty has expired). Thanks Nik

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I just boxed my 5400 up to ship to Nikon.  Apparently there is a service advisory for the DH2, D70, N55, CoolPix 3100,3500,4500,5000,5400 and 5700.

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Re: Nikon 5400: white lines on photo

There is a non user repair fault here If it is just out of warranty contact the maker Tech support They sometimes can offer a 'refurb' one at an agreeable price in exchange.

Posted on May 15, 2007

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  • Fill out the form
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