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lines in photos

by nancydiann / July 21, 2007 12:27 AM PDT

please help, I have a Fuji Finepix S7000, about 4 years old. I love this camera and use it a great deal but I am getting random horizontal lines showing up on my photos. I can see them on the camera and also on the computer. I have not tried to print any but I'm quite certain they would show up there also. I have noticed some lines do have a pinkish color, or some are barely visible and throughout the whole photo. Can anyone tell me what this may be? I would send photos but I am not sure how to do this here....I have a wedding to photograph and I am wondering if I should get my camera repaired or if it's simply tired rechargeable batteries.

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Lines on photos...
by Papa Echo / July 21, 2007 12:41 AM PDT
In reply to: lines in photos

Do the lines appear on every photo and at the same location ? Horizontal or vertical or slanted across the photo ?

Try cleaning the lens (with a lens cleaning kit).
Otherwise, it may be CCD/sensor related - worn out, or dust on surface, etc.

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lines on photo
by nancydiann / July 21, 2007 1:22 AM PDT
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they don't appear on every photo, and I've noticed it more on photos taken outdoors, and not always on the same place on the photo. It's not the lens, I did check that. Is there anything else that I can try other than taking it in?

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by Papa Echo / July 21, 2007 10:01 PM PDT
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...since the lines are not at the same place and not always present, it is hard to say what causes them. Try to post an image. Try HERE.

Just follow the instructions and remember to copy the URL link to the image to the forum's message box.

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In the meantime, try...
by Papa Echo / July 21, 2007 10:10 PM PDT
In reply to: lines on photo

... Reformat the memory card -using the camera. Remember to save the photos therein first ! Or use a new memory card. Remember to fromat it in the camera.

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by nancydiann / July 21, 2007 11:31 PM PDT

I tried uploading latest photo which was really bad, pink and green horizontal lines throughout.No can do, says my file isn't supported, but it was a jpeg and I resized it. I could email you a photo? I think my bad batteries or tired rechargeables may be a key, I'm seeing a pattern, and this set, which is only a year old, seems to be losing it's charge real fast. I'm going to format my card, but I do have several other cards I could try too. Thank you SO MUCH!!!:)

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Re lines...
by Papa Echo / July 22, 2007 12:24 AM PDT
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Try again. Use another photo, or resave it to another acceptable format. It is better not to e-mail the photo, since others need to see it too. Yes- the batteries may be the culprits too if they provide a current which is unsteady, as old or worn rechargeables batteries do. See how those memory cards go.

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it turns out
by nancydiann / July 27, 2007 11:17 AM PDT
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by the end of the day of my last post, the photos were partially or completely white. I read some other forums and confirmed it was a bad ccd. It is now on it's way back to be fixed, luckily I purchased a 4 year extended warranty. Thanks so much for your help!

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