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Dropped camera, took awful pictures for a while

After dropping this my DSC-P73, it worked okay for a few moments, but then began taking pictures that are pixelated and distorted at the lower half of the image. The color was also way off, tending toward the purple, with no apparent pickup of reds. Black and white setting still revealed a badly distorted image toward the bottom, almost like dripping paint. This morning, I decided I would smack the camera in the opposite direction the impact from the fall, and suddenly the color and blur symptoms went away and the camera started taking good pictures again. What happened after the fall, what happened after the smack, and do you think the distortion will come back again?

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  • zero_hope Nov 10, 2007

    the lower half or bottom portion sometimes the middle area of the picture is off center in strips from top to bottom so part of an eye or lips or whatever was taken is picasso like ( an eye split in half one half raised higher then the other) sometimes a picture comes out miss colored in hazy purples or any other colors u can think of greens other times it wont let u open the picture period opening with windows picture and fax viewer it will say drawing failed or opening with microsoft office picture manager it comes up black when opening with paint it states its not a valid bitmap file or its format is not supported but despite all of this when its just a thumbnail the picture looks perfect with no flaws what so ever (both on the cameras display screen and on the computers screen) the camera was bought for me for my birthday i have reset it and have gone throu the menus but it hasnt helped any also one more thing i cant figure out is when displays and going back to look at the pictures some pictures fill the whole small display screen and some are just a small square in the middle of the screen when u press the zoom in button to make it the size of the screen it beeps and the sentence image size over appears how do i fix that?



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Possibly who can tell - probably a connector came loose and you smacked it back Lucky old you.

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