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Sony dsc-p73 image problems

Both my son and myself have the same camera and are experiencing the same problem, after 3 years of excellent performance some of the images are slightly faded and have horizontal lines throughout the whole image as if only some of the information has been processed. the batteries are in good condition and all the pictures were taken whilst on the auto setting. the video capture still works ok but the number of porr images is on the increase. i have a different memory stick but problem remains

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  • jmmyb Sep 10, 2007

    when in playback the image is poor to start with but then changes to a fuller image, but you can still see the horizontal lines when viewed on a print or on a large lcd screen, sample image attached, i had to resize to send, therefor the lines are not as apparent, but if you zoom in you will see the lines



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4/8/08 Found the answer. Sony Repair service is fixing for free any CCD sensor problems on "any" camera that had a "Sony Manufactured CCD sensor". I have now called the service center and they sent me a UPS Return label so I can send my camera in for "free" repair. This is good news!!!

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Are the images ok in playback mode ? If they are ok but the pics in capture mode are "noisy" ( i.e. quality is poor both in terms of color rendition and resolution) then it is a CCD sensor that is on its way out. Note that properly manufactured CCD transducers last 10 years + so see if Sony will do this free of charge ... you have a good case.

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    CCD sensor problem. See if you can have the sensor replaced free of charge by Sony ( Sony does offer to replace the sensor on many models but you need to ask them )otherwise ask for a quote to repair. Maybe uneconomical to repair.



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