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Stacey Mileti Registered since 23rd Apr 2013Tue 23-Apr-13 05:09 PM
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"D50 Actual Pictures look like Histograms"
Tue 23-Apr-13 05:17 PM by Stacey Mileti

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Hello. I was using my long-serving D50 to take some pictures of industrial equipment this morning and suddenly the pictures themselves started looking like histograms - just very abstract shots of colors. I'm talking about the actual pictures - as downloaded onto my pc - not the histogram view function on the image viewer. I tried different lenses, reset the camera to factory settings, formatted the memory card AND tried a new memory card, all without success. Same psychedelic groovy images! Does anyone have any ideas for troubleshooting this? I've been googling for an hour and am at complete loss. Thank you for your help.

I posted one of the screwy pictures in my gallery.

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Tue 23-Apr-13 06:08 PM
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The camera's sensor may have bit the dust. Time for a new camera!

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 23-Apr-13 07:07 PM
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Hi Stacy,

Welcome to Nikonians!
You already did a good job troubleshooting the problem and eliminated the usual causes.
Have you tried using a paper clip or needle to reset the camera using the reset switch on the bottom of the camera body (the little hole in the bottom plate on the left side of the camera).
If that doesn't solve the problem, you will have to send the camera in for repair or replace it.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Stacey Mileti Registered since 23rd Apr 2013Tue 23-Apr-13 10:26 PM
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Thank you for the advice - I haven't tried a hard reset, so I will, with fingers crossed!

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 23-Apr-13 07:13 PM
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Do the pictures look OK on the camera's LCD before you download them to the PC?

For downloads, do you attach the camera to the computer or do you use a card reader?

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Joseph K
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D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

  

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Stacey Mileti Registered since 23rd Apr 2013Tue 23-Apr-13 10:29 PM
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The pictures are screwy on the LCD and on the pc. I attached the camera to the pc to download the pictures. The first picture I shot today was fine, and then the abstractions started - very weird. The camera was on a tripod so it wasn't dropped or suffered any other injury. It just went wonky in mid-shoot. Thank you for your help.

  

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Surreal612 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Nov 2007Mon 29-Apr-13 10:09 PM
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