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I have a pentax IST DS. Three months ago I had the camera repaired with the technician telling me there was something wrong with the memory card reader. Symptoms - able to take a picture but when I would go to review the picture I would either get a message that said the image could not be viewed or the image would appear with faint vertical lines on it. When trying to remove these images from the memory card the files did not appear. Three months after the repair the same problems are occuring. It is happening intermittently but does not seem to be due to temperature, altitude etc.

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Have you tried another memory card? It might be a dirty contact on the card socket in your camera.

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