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I have a 2-3 year old D60. I did a 5-minute exposure of the night sky to catch the motion of the stars. There is a faint double line going across part of the photo. The lines each have small dots at uniform intervals that you can see when enlarging. One person said it might be a bad sensor. Maybe the aliens really have arrived! Haven't had any other problems such as this or noticed anything on any other photos. Suggestions?

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  • kakima Apr 01, 2011

    How large an enlargement? Do you see the dots when you look at the pictures on the computer? If not, they could be artifacts from the enlarging process.
    Did you have noise reduction turned on when you took the photo?



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It sounds like the flashing lights of an airplane going across the sky.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012

  • kakima Aug 29, 2012

    It sounds like the flashing lights of an airplane going across the sky.



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SOURCE: Digital Lines in my photos

I have contacted nikon servicing centre and they requested to see the camera, they didn't tell me what the fault was but they managed to fix it they charged me £ 190 but at least I have my camera back and is working fine...

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: a faint spot in all of my photos!!!

For me the issue was flecks of dust on the CCD. Complete fix for d40x effected as follows:

(You will need a 'rocketblower' or similar air cleaning device)

Take the lens off. Set camera to Manual setting and spin around to 'bulb' setting, press the button to shoot but hold it down. You will see the CCD exposed inside the hole where the lens usually attaches. Then taking care not to touch the CCD with the rocket blower give it a few blasts of air onto the ccd. (Possibly before you do this hold the camera at an angle to the light and you might see the dust flecks I had on the CCD.) Then replace let the button go and replace the lens. Voila.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Red line on all photos

Try calling Nikon and asking if they know of any issues.. It's possible (somehow ..hopefully ..unlikely) that they know it's their own fault and will fix it. Nikon does have a reputation to uphold.

Otherwise, it is generally more expensive to have this repaired than to get a replacement. Is possible to find a camera online with perhaps a broken LCD, which may have a good sensor to replace yours with. Ask a local technician the feasibility of this. The sensor in your camera is almost definitely the culprit, although it could just be a flimsy connector.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: black dot on top left corner and center of photos

This is dust on the sensor. Google the a digital camera sensor. You'll find instructions and sources for supplies.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My D90's multiple exposure won't turn off !!

Have you tried going into the menu and finding "reset"?

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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