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Purple LCD screen

My LCD screen has various shades of purple lines when I click to take the picture. My pictures show up with a hazy purple line at the top. Is this something that can be resolved?

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The CCD seems to be the problem .... if you are good at disassembling electronic products open the camera .... remove the ccd blow out any dust using a soft hand blowing brush..... and refit the CCD properly and securely ... it shud solve the problem ...

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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