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Bright pictures it doesn't matter what setting the flash is on (or off), the pictures turn out too bright, & some have lines through them!

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Re: bright pictures

If this is in the normal modes, try the following.

Go to the set up or menu and reset all.. what you are doing is resetting all settings back to default or factory settings.
If the problem does not show at all in any of the menus or playback from a card, then the problem is more than likely a ccd problem of some kind. This problem may be fixed for free, not sure if Vivitar will fix, but worth a try to email or call them at:
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Ask for your model.

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