Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera ?

It has purple color and a line horizantal when i take pictures


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Do the lines appear when you transfer the images onto your computer or do they just appear when you view them in the camera. If they just appear in the camera but not on computer, then its an LCD screen related problem. If they appear both in the camera and the computer then your CCD image sensor is failing. In some models sony extends the warranty on CCDs to 3 years, so you may wanna call them and find out whether your model is covered.
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It has purple color and a line horizantal when i take pictures


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