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Pictures are a mass of horizontal lines.

Hi When I take a picture the result is a mass of horizontal lines with the image still vaguely visible. I have tried all still shooting modes and settings with the same result. In movie mode the camera works OK. I have tried new batteries and memory card. Any ideas? thanks

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Re: Pictures are a mass of horizontal lines.

The flex wire of the shutter is open already and the shutter is not closing when you take a picture and is overload thats why a horizontal lines appear when you take a need to be service your camera not attempt to open the lens assembly cause it is too difficult to fix the flex wire of the shutter if you are not a technician...

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