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I bought one of those super-cheap digital "DV" cameras off Ebay (this one, to be precise: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=370053496023& ) and it arrived today.
It's pretty decent, for £2.99 anyway, but when i was fiddling with the zoom it developed a purple line down one side of the picture when recording/taking photos (when in menus etc it isn't there, so it's not the screen). I suspect it's something to do with the chip that senses the image, and wonder if anybody knows a way i might "re-set" the chip, if that's possible? or am i stuck with the line?
(one odd thing i have noticed is that if i use the zoom it "goes past" the line, ie the line moves further to one side and on maximum zoom it can't be seen)