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White lines across captured image

Hi - I have a Pentax Optio M20 and just recently, whenever I take a picture, the image comes out with white lines across it. When you look through the viewfinder, or record a video the lines aren't there. Any idea what is wrong?

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    Iwhen i take pics, there are lines across the pics but video works just fine

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    i also have the same problem white lines thru the pictures

  • mjmdotorg Apr 17, 2008


    I bought a pentax optio M40 here in Dubai and when im taking a picture
    there is a white line on the lcd screen of my camera and i need to wait
    for a couple of minute so that the white will disappear, can you help
    me with this problem????


    Joey Murillo

  • ShelleyC Apr 23, 2008

    I too have the same issue with white lines through all pics taken. Please help with a solution

  • king_dee May 04, 2008

    i also have the same problem, please help

  • AIYA23 May 21, 2008

    This just starting happening to my camera too, for no apparent reason.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    I just recently started having the same problem! I had been satisfied with my camera until just recently when this started happening. I am hoping a resolution can be found soon!

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    Different model -- same problem. Sent to Pentax and for about $125 they replaced LCD system. Worked OK until out of warranty again and now doing same thing. Think I'll trash it.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    My wife purchased the Optio M20 two years ago from QVC. We just opened the box and tried using the camera for the first time at Christmas. I have the very same white line issue. It does not happen every time. The photographed images also have the white lines as I tried viewing the images on a Kodak picture maker. My warranty is expired and I am not about to pay Pentax to fix this thing. It sounds like a defect in the design. Not very fair is it?

  • mic_re Apr 13, 2009

    same problem with V20

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    My Pentax started doing this after a ski trip. I thought it had something to do with snow getting on it.. but now I'm not sure. It's not an issue with the screen, b/c I can still view old photos and they're fine. All the new ones I take have the lines through them, though.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Same issue here....



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This is a CCD issue - may be possible to be remedied at Pentax FOC - get onto the Technical Support Team.

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