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Line on photo

Every picture that I take has a red line running from top to bottom about 1 pixel wide. Any ideas of causes?

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    Andy May 11, 2010

    Have you already tried cleaning the lens with a soft cloth or blowing it clean with canned air?

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Have you tried to pixel map the camera, It is a menu setting option probably in the wrench 2 tab of the camera menu. This will try to fix any information with the CCD chip inside the camera that controls image processing. If you run this function and it still shows the red line then it may be that you need to send the camera in for repair to have that CCD chip replaced.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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