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Images with white horizontal lines

Hi I have been using P72 from past two years and it was working very fine. However in the last two months the pictures that I have taken have strange white lines appearing all over / brightness is too much (objects are not visible at all). Some of the pictures are coming out fine. Can any of you please suggest some remedy for the same? What could be the problem?

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Re: Images with white horizontal lines

Send it back to sony, It has recall for this problem, Ck web site.( Sensor chip is bad )

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