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White Square with brighter Oval in middle on LCD and Pictures

I have a Fuji FinePix S7000 and it recently developed a large white square that covers almost the entire image. There is a also a brighter oval in the middle of the square. This distortion shows up on the LCD as well as the downloaded photos. Fuji quoted the repair cost as 166.00 which is ridiculous. That's almost 1/2 of what I paid originally. The camera gets mild use and has never been mistreated. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any information!

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  • Adam Ripka Sep 09, 2006

    scrajmer,

    I think you might be on the right track. I did what you told me to and even though I couldn't really see anything, it definitely affected the pictures. I zoomed the camera completely in and out as far as it would go and did this a few times. Then I took a picture and the distortion was a lot better. Then I used the manual zoom and I actually got one picture to take without any distortion at all. Is there anything else I can do to completely eliminate this issue? Would I have to take anything apart to fix this? I appreciate the tip and I'm wondering if from my results you are able to pinpoint the problem.

    Thanks for the help!

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I have the same problem. Did you find a solution ? I love this camera and do noit want to part with it. Please help.

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Have you checked the lense assembly. One of the possible cause may be any of the lense element, inside the lense assembly may have dislocated from its fitting. Just swithc on the camera look inside the lense from the front and try to zoom the camera. if you happen to find any obsticle in the movement may be i am right.

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