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Question? Olympus 395

by adminer / February 27, 2005 7:39 AM PST

We just recently received an Olympus 395 as a present. We took a couple of pictures and they turned out fine. The batteries went dead, so I followed Cnets advice and purchased some rechargable batteries. Now when I take a picture, the finished prodect has a bunch on horizontal lines through it. I've tried messing around with the different settings and nothing seems to change this. Am I doing something wrong or is this thing broken already?

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Olympus 395
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 8:42 AM PST
In reply to: Question? Olympus 395

Digital camera have been known to die when they are fairly new. That is when the warranty comes into play.

I assume that you are using NiMH rechargable AA batteries.

I assumed that you charged up the new batteries for the required amount of time.
This is necessary.
If you have not.....do so now.

Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly, i.e. the polarity of each battery is correct.
Check the manual if the camera's battery compartment isn't marked in some manner.

1. While you are preparing to take a picture do you see any horizontal lines on the little LCD on the back of the camera?

2. When you put the camera in read mode to review the photos, do you see any horizontal lines on the photos?

3. After you transfer the photos to the computer, do you see any horizontal lines when you display the photo on the computer?

If you are going directly from camera to printer, we need to know that too. A printer can cause lines through a photo, if it is low on ink or the ink cartridges have not been aligned.

Also a printer must be set correctly to print a photo.
You have to specify what type of paper is used and what print quality you want.

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Olympus 395
by adminer / March 8, 2005 9:25 AM PST
In reply to: Olympus 395

I assume that you are using NiMH rechargable AA batteries.

(Yes, adminer)

I assumed that you charged up the new batteries for the required amount of time.
This is necessary.
If you have not.....do so now.

(Yes, adminer)

Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly, i.e. the polarity of each battery is correct.
Check the manual if the camera's battery compartment isn't marked in some manner.

(They are correct, adminer)

1. While you are preparing to take a picture do you see any horizontal lines on the little LCD on the back of the camera?

(No, adminer)

2. When you put the camera in read mode to review the photos, do you see any horizontal lines on the photos?

(Yes, adminer)

3. After you transfer the photos to the computer, do you see any horizontal lines when you display the photo on the computer?

(Yes, adminer)

If you are going directly from camera to printer, we need to know that too. A printer can cause lines through a photo, if it is low on ink or the ink cartridges have not been aligned.

(I didn't even try to print anything, adminer)

Also a printer must be set correctly to print a photo.
You have to specify what type of paper is used and what print quality you want.

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One more possibility
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 8, 2005 9:53 AM PST
In reply to: Olympus 395

The only thing left to suspect is the memory in the camera.

That camera has 16 meg of internal memory.

It also can use a memory card.

If you have a memory card, check to see if the problem happens when the card is in the camera, or not in the camera.

If it happens under both conditions, something internal to the camera has failed.

If you do not have a memory card, I would not buy one just to find out. The camera has a problem.

Time to use the warranty and get the camera replaced.

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