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Overexposed pictures and white horizontal lines

Pictures from macro mode are overexposed even i turned the exposure compensation to -2.

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Re: overexposed pictures and white horizontal lines

I also having this problem white horizontal lines ...any solution?
If repair how much around?Please help!

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Re: overexposed pictures and white horizontal lines

Have the same problem here. I found the problem caused by the broken ribbon cable that connecting the lens shutter, lens cover motor to the mainboard of the camera. No luck finding the replacement part so far. If anyone know where to get the part please post it here. Thanks.

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It seems to me that the camera is overexposing the images.
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Yes, there is a setting called exposure compensation, which you may have altered.
Try switching the camera back to A (Auto) mode, and see if that fixes it.
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Pictures white out; pictures are completely overexposed; I've had this problem with Casio cameras before; The video capacity works fine, it just can't take any clear pictures. All pictures come out...

Check the exposure compensation setting:
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  • Select the "Quality" tab and select "EV-Shift"
  • Set the exposure compensation value to zero.
If this doesn't help, please post a sample picture (e.g. upload an unedited full size image to and post the link as a comment).

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It is the shutter (or at least it was for me) I found a simple test here:
I repaired it myself, but it took me a whole afternoon and lots of patience.
The hard part is taking the camera apart, once I got to the shutter I just activated it manually so to dislodge any pieces that might have gotten jammed, then placed it back together again and it worked! :).
It's really hard to take apart, it's like a puzzle sometimes, to find which screws are keeping it together. I also had a bit of hard time when it came to put the zoom back together again.
But I guess it beats throwing the camera away.
I'm still puzzled on how the CCD works so that an overexposure would make horizontal overexposed lines, but everything points to that. Fixed shutter, lines be gone.

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