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Camera will not focus, image gets completely screwed up

I have had one of these for several years, and suddenly after recharging the battery the camera would not focus on anything - the image on the screen jumps arround and photos taken with it hardly resemble the object intended, for example, if i take a photo in my lounge the chairs will be made skewed, the rug will look like mountains and the skirting boards will look like they are sinking into the floor... all after recharging the battery!

please someone help!

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  • izh7 Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same issue. I just bought a new battery because my old battery was not holding a charge for long. I arrived in Nigeria for a trip yesterday and charged both batteries. This morning, I could not get any resolution through the view finder or, apparently, on photos I have taken. Note that the camera worked fine yesterday morning. Any ideas on how to fix this? If you have any ways that I can do it myself, that would be great, as I would like to be able to take some photos while on my trip.

    James

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    blurry Ldc screen image will not focus very blurry and deformed .when viewing photos come out all blurry also.


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