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My Lumix ZR1 has a small dark 'smudge' visible prior to taking picture & also on photograph - can u help? Thanks

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  • h3lenbryce Sep 13, 2010

    Hi thank you for the suggestion - by rubbing alcohol do you mean white spirit?

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Hi,

This is a common problem on this set. This is either due to faulty CCD sensor or faulty LCD screen. Look at the previous recorded images or videos. If you see the same white lines in previous saved images or video's , it would be suggestive of LCD screen unless it is a faulty CCD sensor.

If that is LCD panel, it is not worth repair.If that is CCD sensor, then you could call up Panasonic to check whether CCD sensor of your model is under recall or not.

Read an old article :-

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

If it is not under recall, try to get some good replacement or repair at low cost unless invest in new camera.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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    taran_2005 Sep 14, 2010

    Thanks !!

    Oops - By white lines , i mean dark smudge or white line or dot. This is more suggestive of a faulty CCD sensor which is responsible for the capturing of the picture. Unfortunately, this cannot be resolved by using alcohol or any other cleaning agent.

    Thanks!!

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Try cleaning the lens with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab or use eyeglass cleaner.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 14, 2010

    Rubbing alcohol or ispropyl alcohol. The stuff they also use at the doctors office.

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