Camera takes pictures but the viewing screen does not work properly -- has dark grey lines running horizontally across it some times. The screen works properly if the camera is not moved for a few hours but does not work after walking about a 100 yards with the camera on its strap around my neck.
My most-usual answer: Contact Nikon USA (if you're in the US) and ship them the camera. This will cost if not under warranty, which they will estimate up-front, but it
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Do you have these lines on the screen, while taking pictures in the dark, or ale these lines there always, While taking pictures and viewing the pictures as well? Dod you view the pictures on the computer and are there also lines or not on the PC?
When having bright lights on a dark background, you can have horizontal lines. That is supposed to be normal. but the camera should give good pictures in bright light. Try setting the camera in automatic. most of the time it is the green camera loge on the mail dial.
The water has ruined the LCD, water and electronics seldom mix, you are lucky it still will at least take pictures. If it is a high end model then send it back to the Factory repair center listed in the user manual (or phone number to find a repair center).
hi, i am del and the problem i face is the screen appears dark with circular dots resembling stars in the sky on a dark night. images cannot be viewed and when i click there appear some horizontal lines. what could be the problem? Can you help please? Rgds del
The problem you are describing is a problem with one of the chips in the camera that controls image processing. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.
Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $83 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.
The most common cause of this is a failed image sensor. Usually the playback mode will let you view pictures taken before the issue happened just fine and you will also be able to view the menu system just fine. When viewing the screen in an image taking mode, however, there is typically discolorations, horizontal or vertical lines, image bluring or distortions, or simply a black screen.
This situation, if caused by the image sensor, has to serviced and cannot be fixed by the user. If you are within your one year warranty and no user damage has been done to the camera, the camera will be fixed at no charge. If beyond the 12 month period however the customer may opt to have the unit repaired at a cost or take advantage of the Canon Loyalty Program and upgrade to refurbished S3 IS at an alternate discounted price.