Digital photography & design software forum: Digital photos stored on external drive have gray bars on them, help!

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) April 30, 2010 1:41 PM PDT

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Digital photos stored on external drive have gray bars on them, help!

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 4/30/10 1:41 PM

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Digital photos stored on external drive have gray bars on them, help!


Some of my digital pictures that have been stored on an external hard drive since 2002-2003 have gray bars on them. The gray bars differ in size, from 1/3 to 1/2 coverage of the picture, usually from bottom to top. There are also some digital pictures that have split, whereas the top part of the picture is not in line with the bottom half. Again, these digital pictures have been stored on a external hard drive for 7-8 years. I first noticed this problem about two years ago. The current external drive is about one year old. All of the problem pictures were shot from a Minolta 4mp digital camera purchased in May 2002. Sorry I do not know the model number. I thank CNET for considering my issue for feedback of possibly resolving the problem. Thank you.

--Submitted by Ted V.

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Not enough information given... --Submitted by Watzman
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7809_102-0.html?messageID=3296319#3296319

More information would be helpful --Submitted by timhood
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7809_102-0.html?messageID=3296417#3296417

Incomplete photos --Submitted by GEO2003
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7809_102-0.html?messageID=3296388#3296388

Suggestions to check --Submitted by marketrue
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7809_102-0.html?messageID=3296334#3296334

Silent Corruption?" --Submitted by Flatworm
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7809_102-0.html?messageID=3296643#3296643

Gray Bars and split --Submitted by HeadHancho
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7809_102-0.html?messageID=3296578#3296578

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