Having problems with your Nikon D3100 Digital Camera ?

I have a nikon d 3100 and its been working fine...had it about 8 months...today the top part of the pictures and videos are coming out black but the rest of the picture is fine...is there something going wrong with the sensor and how can i fix it? we changed the memory card but that is not the problem...we tried other lenses but the problem persists



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Try by cleaning the ccd/filter ( consult a camera doctor)
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