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Picture problem picture bright at time with lines as if it were venetian blinds

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Re: picture problem

If you're having like a bright picture with venetian blinds, you could try the steps below:

- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
- Return batteries
- Turn on camera

- Turn on camera
- Press MENU button
- Scroll to the right until you see SETUP
- Scroll down and look for RESET
- Press right button so you could see YES or NO
- Select YES
- Press MENU button
- Turn off camera for a few seconds so that
settings will be refreshed

* If it still does not work, call the Manufacturer so they
could tell you how to send camera for repair.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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When reviewing a picture on the camera, fine white lines appear in the picture similar to venetian blinds.

The same problem occurs when view the pics in pc monitor? If yes, sound like a malfunctioning CCD-image sensor. Rare, but possible problem with your LCD screenviewer... in both cases (LCD or CCD) this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your Samsung service.
I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using Fixya, and have a nice day.

Sep 19, 2011 | Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera

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My camera is a F460.Some photos looked like you took the photo through venetian blinds. Some photos came out great than the shadings.

it is due to the change in the light patterns

if you take a pic of TV or PC monitor the image look like venetian blinds

this is the reason

Aug 29, 2010 | Fuji FinePix F460 Digital Camera

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My photos look like they have been taken through venetian blinds

I had posted a solution to "lines on photo's or over exposed photo's" on my tips page covering most digital cameras but just recently I noticed my whole page has been removed and I am waiting to hear why.

Basically, lines on photo's or over exposed pictures in daylight are due to the shutter not closing over the lens completely.

It is a mechanical fault due to dirt/ grease or moisture on the shutter leafs sticking them together.

Oct 09, 2009 | Fuji FinePix F460 Digital Camera

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: Pictures are in gray and have horizontal lines

This is typically a bad image chip within the camera. You didn't specify what kind of camera you have, but chances are it is a point and shoot, non SLR camera. If this is indeed the case, it will likely be more economical to purchase a new camera as opposed to repairing this one.

Jul 15, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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Photos have horizontal lines

Ok, first of all......when you transfer the pictures to a computer are the blue lines still in the picture? Also if you reset the camera does the image still come out white?

A lot of times what happens is that there is nothing wrong with the actual picture it is the lcd. When you transfer the picture it looks ok you are only seeing the blue lines on the lcd. That means that the lcd is going out. If you transfer the picture and the blue lines are still in the picture after transfer then we can try to reset the camera as there is something else going on besides the lcd. More that likely it is just an lcd that needs to be replaced.

With a white image that usually means that the white balance is off on the camera. I would recommend resetting the camera and then try retaking some pictures to see if they are still coming out white. If they are then you would have to send the camera in to be repaired.

Jun 22, 2008 | Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera

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Pictures look like view through a venetian blind

i think the grid lines have been enabled.

and so disable it to having the problem solved

Apr 29, 2008 | Olympus SP-350 Digital Camera

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Casio Exilim EX-Z60

You may have a problem with either a loose connection at your circuit board or lens unit.

Mar 28, 2008 | Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Digital Camera

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Picture on viewfinder

i have no solution just a problem of my own i need soft ware to use my ge a830 to my pc thank you richard.

Feb 03, 2008 | GE A830 Digital Camera

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Help... white lines

I also have the same problem! I absolutely love this camera but suddenly out of the blue I have stripy lines on the screen that look like you are looking through a venetian blind. I have contacted Fuji but they say it will cost £99 to repair or have offered £50 discount on any other camera. I just want my F460 working ok. Please, please can anyone help us?

Nov 12, 2007 | Fuji FinePix F460 Digital Camera

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White pictures and lines across pictures

Try this to isolate the problem.
Switch on the camera in auto and put it into full optical zoom. Now turn the camera to face you and angle it so that you can see into the lens without reflection. On full zoom the internal lens will be right up to the outer lens. Now press the button to take a picture. You should be able to see the shutter cover the inside lens and then open again. Did it completely cover the lens? It should do. If not then you will get an over exposed picture or a picture with lines across it.
Email me for more info and how to solve.

Jan 29, 2007 | Fuji FinePix E900 Zoom Digital Camera

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