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Picture on viewfinder

Picture taken appears on camera like a venetian blind, but downloads to computer fine. what's going on?

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  • jbarnesinfin May 03, 2008

    I'm having a similar problem. At my son's first bday party it started doing this and then just as quickly went back to normal. A few days later it started doing it again. The main difference between the problem mentioned and my problem is that even when I download them it doesn't show as normal, still w. the same venetian blinds look.

  • smiley2day May 22, 2008

    Same thing. The viewer is fine to take the picture. The venetian blind look is on the taken-photo.

    I thought it might be due to humidity (I took it into the Rain Forest at our zoo). I put it and the memory card in a baggie of rice. No luck.

  • shmexxii Jun 10, 2008

    Ok i have had my camera for about 6 months now and recently i started taking pictures with the lines across and i was still able to put them on the computer without the lines but after a while it did it on the computer too and i have tried to fix it but nothing works and its not like i dropped my cam or got it wet or anything like that i took good care of it and all

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    Seems like mine does it when its near light but in the dark it takes fine No idea whats going on!

  • plucher Oct 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. Perhaps these cameras are prone to this malfunction and should be recalled??

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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.

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