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Lines in images

Color lines on LCD display and on downloaded images. Black lines on printed pictures. Both horizontal.

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Sent camera to Kodak whch fixed it and sent it back weeks ago. A solution almost a month after the inquiry is too late to be helpful.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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Color lines in the LCD display is caused by certain type of light connections. If you get all the time when you turn on the camera then the LCD panel is bad, would need to be replaced. Black lines in printed printed pictures from your printer or the Kodak dock station printer? If that's the case, then the transfer rollers are dirty and would need to checked or replaced. Also drivers could do this also. Report the problem to Kodak Live Chat Online Tech Rep or called on the LAN line (phone).

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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