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06-29-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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w30 -- purple hue in display, lines in pictures

Recently, about 80% of the time when I switch on my W30 the following happens:

Start-up screen looks normal
When live view screen appears, there's a horrible purple hue over everything
Once you take a photo, the photos appear with horizontal red lines, looking terrible.

Switching it on and off a half dozen times will sometimes return it to normal, then it will revert to its fault mode again eventually. Is getting worse by the day.

Anyone seen this before?

Suggestions other than returning it for repairs?

It was just serviced by Pentax less than a year ago.


Here are two images taken with the camera --One when it's working normally, the other when it's in "fault" mode.

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07-01-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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I had an eBayed Optio M40 do the same thing. My fix was a new camera. Maybe Pentax has a warranty or guarantee on the work they did?

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