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Horizontal lines running through pictures.....Z612.

I have owned my Kodak EasyShare Z612 for around 14 months now. It's worked great up until last week when I noticed that the pictures started to show horizontal lines through them. I tried resetting the camera, but it's still doing the same thing.

Any ideas?

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  • iria64 Jun 01, 2008

    I am getting 1 of 3 problems...

    Horizontal lines through the picture... most noticeable on indoor pictures

    On outdoor pictures the picture is washed out

    Before snapping the picture all looks ok in the preview screen. It is only after the picture is taken that you see the problem.

    I had one long exposure night time picture that looked fine in the screen right after the picture was taken but when I when to review the picture you could not even tell what it was...

    This is an example of the lines...

  • VickieK Jun 14, 2008

    I have the same problem... lines and washed out. HELP!!!!

  • csavol Jul 13, 2008

    Same problem with my P712. Suddenly have horizontal lines running through photos.

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    I'm having the saem issue, had camera for 4 months and half the pics I take have lines running through them.

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    i have the same thing, replaced the camera with a updated Lumix but miss this one. probably due to physical damage

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    I have the same issue with mine. It intermittently has the lines and it would vanish sometimes after recharging. Has anyone tried a new battery/power source to see if that will resolve the issue. Thanks.

  • toyracer Sep 27, 2008

    I have the same issue with the lines, but it intermittently comes and goes. I notice the lines would not be there sometimes after a recharge. Has anyone tried a new battery/power source to see if it resolves this issue?

  • ingewiekenka Oct 24, 2008

    Yeps the same problem here....

    Too bad, because I really had a lot of fun with this camera....

    There's those stupid horizontal lines on my screen now as well

    Bah... HELP!!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    same problem once in awhile photo will be ok but mostly all horozontal lines and outdoor pictures washed out, i have never dropped the camera or got it wet,ive had mine for around 18months,I will try to recharge battery. Cheap cameras last longer than that.

  • markopolo13 Nov 29, 2008

    same problem once in awhile photo will be ok but mostly all horozontal
    lines and outdoor pictures washed out, i have never dropped the camera
    or got it wet,ive had mine for around 18months,I will try to recharge
    battery. Cheap cameras last longer than that.

  • lwickstr Dec 14, 2008

    I have this problem as well. It just suddenly appeared. No dropping

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    How bizarre cause mine just started doing it this past weekend!!!! I don't see any great ideas for a fix here.....anybody?????

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Have the same problem, had it about a year and it just started doing it too.

  • tbredding Jan 19, 2009

    I've had my camera for about 2 years and, up until 6 months ago, all was fine. Every time I try to take an outdoor photo, or a photo in some type of mid to bright light, I get lines thru the photo or it is almost completely washed out. Crazy thing is that when I use the video in the same type of lighting, the video comes out fine. What's wrong with this. Is it truly just a **** camera? I loved it before this happened. Help!

  • roned Feb 16, 2009

    I am having the same problem on my z612. Horizontal lines ****!! Do not know what to do to fix it. HELP!!!!

  • buddy654 Feb 20, 2009

    Horizontal lines---usually yellow or blue running through and doesnt like bright light.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    lines also

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    I'm having the same problem .. and it stared about the same time .. Jan 2009

  • shah_012 Apr 11, 2009

    When I take pictures, I see horizon lines as if theres curtain blinds before object of picture I take...when I review the same picture, that minimizes, but picture looks very bright regardless of any settings...

  • angel_b1978 May 04, 2009

    I have my z612 over 2 yrs and now when I take pictures it has horizontal lines or its too bright. I tried everything resetting, and changing the pic quality but the lines won't go away. When I take video the quality is still good so I don't know if its the lens or the settings. Please help me how to fix this problem. Thanks



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I've had sinilar problems with mine. I bought it in November of 2006 and sent it back to Kodak (under warranty) 3x before they finally agreed to replace it (with a refurbed unit). Well, that was in June of 2007 and the problem is now baaaack with the reoplacement camera (same model)... I'm requesting Kodak replace it with another model, but I'm "out of warranty" and they want me to pay them $145 to repair (which they've never been able to fix for me). So I am requesting them to replace with a different model.

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  • Mike Calabrese Jun 22, 2009

    As a follow-up to my Solution #2 ... Kodak is replacing my Z612 with a Z712. Several days worth of calls to the call center (in the Philippines) and numerous conversations with supervisors and the "Assistance Team" before they agreed to replace the camera. They had previously offered me a "service upgrade" discount of 25% for a purchase of new and/or accessories, but that's about 20% more than I would pay in the open market.

    This camera is almost three years old (purchased 11/2006) and this camera had been replaced with a remanufactured unit in June of 2007, so be persistent with Kodak and they will try to accommodate you.


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I have the same problem with my easy share, had it about 2 years now & all of a sudden lines going through & the pictures are not very clear at all. Is there a solution or is the camera shot. I also got a new battery for the camera & the same thing. The camera wasn't dropped & didn't ge wet, I am the one who always has it.
Please help!!

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I just got my camera back from a repair shop, and I had the same problem. It's lens shutter damage. My camera was dropped while on vacation and suddenly got horizontal lines through every pic.

Unfortunately, the shop could not repair this and suggested I send it in to Kodak. Good luck

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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