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Images are 'liney' whatever I do with them

Bought a re-con E550 and when taking pictures all the colours have lines going through them, espicially things in the background.
On black and white piccies it looks like you have taken the picture through a fishbowl with a set of blinds attached to the lens!
any ideas?
It's set to 6mp without raw

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  • kadody Jan 21, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    Same problem with refurished E550.

  • rjpg Sep 01, 2008

    It sounds like I have the same issue. The camera is 3 years old and now the pictures are over exposed and have fine lines running through them. I have reset all of the settings but that did not help. I did buy an extended warranty from Mack. We'll see if it was worth the $20,,,

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    lines in picturwe

  • bwoloski Oct 21, 2008

    I had the same problem, I also had an extended warranty. I took the camera to Fuji, and they replaced the whole lens assembly. It was well worth the cost of the warranty. Ive had the camera four years now, and it still works as brand new, and I still have a year left on the warranty.

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From my experience (seen dozens of them like yours), the CCD (image sensor) has gone bad. There's lots on the 'net about this unfortunate phenomenon. In short, earlier CCD's were not sealed against moisture very well. Over time some seepage occurs (doesn't take much) causing streaking (usually purple & green) and blurred images. It may occur early in the camera's life, if used in humid conditions, or it may take a year or two or three in normal conditions. Copy and paste the following into your browser for some more technical explanations http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

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    Steve Grezoux Jan 22, 2008

    I forgot to mention that there is no fix, except for major parts replacement. If it's under warranty (or you have an extended warranty), it should be fixed at N/C. If out of warranty, enough jumping up and down at the service facility may persuade them to fix this "known defect" at little or no cost to you. They know of the defect, they just don't want to fess up to it.

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It's not the memory card; tried a new one still does it

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