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LCD screen shows weird colours

The camera lcd screen on the back is displaying weird colours and distorted pictures. When a photo is taken the image is very weird in colours and horizontal lines when displayed on the CD (not matching what was shown in viewfinder when taken) and the photo itself on the computer is also distorted. Lens is OK. Have checked all menu settings and butons, reset CF card, but still no luck ANY IDEAS? Cheers David

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  • longines Nov 08, 2007

    Had one card replaced in China last year which fixewd the problem. Exactly one year later same problem - 256 colours

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    I think

  • cabl Dec 18, 2007

    I think I have a similar problem. The lines on my camera are vertical and they get worse the longer I have the camera turned on- for more than a minute, until the lcd screen is almost impossible to see. I read the solution about replacing the CCD but I have no idea what that is and if I can do it.

  • vital_diaper Dec 25, 2007

    I dropped mine on hard cement and when i brought the camera upon light i can see the distortion, like veritcal lines and its like half and half...i mean when i upload the pic to the computer you can see it but...when i turn it on and take pictures i can see distortions like blurry and stuff...i dont know what to do...i cant take back to the store i bought it cuz i lost my receipt and threw the box out...this sucks!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Have the same problem with my Fuji S5000---bleeding lines of green yellow on the image --the LCD s and memory are fine because they show excellent images to previous photos and to the boot data.How do you replace the CCD ? Where does one get a new one ??

  • Shakawe Feb 15, 2008

    Distorted lines and unnatural colours on the lcd screen, same with image when photo is taken. I put the camera back to default settings, made no difference. Had a camera shop check the lense with laser and it is fine. Shop suggested sending it back to agent to have it reformated?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    I recently had the same problem with my z612 including horizontal lines on screen and very white images. I was able to fix the problem however it took 12 hours and a lot of frustration. The problem started when my 1 year old pulled the camera off the table onto hardwood floor. It had no apparent damage but took bad pictures. The problem was in the f-stop apeture and shutter. Both are made of small plastic flaps that open and close. A small disc with 6 slots rotates to move the 6 f-stop flaps. A solenoid actuates the 4 shutter flaps. If you shine a light into the lens and look in you will see that the shutter does not open/close properly or that the f-stop opening is no longer approx round. This happens when the plastic flaps fall out of position due to impact. This can be fixed but requires most of the camera to be disassembled to get to these delicate parts. It is very difficult to reassemble the lense assembly which includes the zoom lense, the image stabilizer, and the shutter assembly all of which ride on different cam tracks within two concentric plastic tubes. I do NOT recommend repairing this yourself unless you are crazy like me. Better off to buy a new one.

  • evgsofia Sep 19, 2008

    When I try to take a picture, on the LCD disply there are horizontal lines and the image is white-gray. The camera is Canon PowerShot A75.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    nothing

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the lcd screen will work when reviewing the photos taken but wont's display if i want to take lo angle shots or re set the variou setting for the various choices such as tfo shutter control or a for lens opening etc. it will display for the to present settings "c1" and "c2"

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I got the same problem - When I take the picture and look at it later on the screen of the camera it's fine but when I upload it on my computer I get these really weird lines of different exposure. It's a laptop running on vista which is a new machine and never had the problem on my old computer.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
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A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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THERE IS A SETTING IN THE CAMERA FOR THAT DISTORTED VIEW YOUR SEEING IT LOOKS LIKE A PSYCODELIC POSTER... JUST CHANGE THE MODE TO NORMAL.

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When i turned my camera on the screen was all white and sometimes it showed the horizontal lines on it..but i couldnt see any menus or pictures unless i loaded the on the computer. i had a friend open it up and he found a foam like piece that had fallen and caused a wire to short out. when he took the foam piece out, the camera was working fine again.

Posted on Mar 23, 2007

Canon will fix this for free, regardless of the warranty situation.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007

Sony has announced that this is a major defect in 8 cybershot models including the dsc-t1. Send it back to the retailers, they should fix it for free.

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Hi , me too facing same problem, it will go to fully dead lcd after some time. i have given it for service,they told it is the problem with zoom and shutter. when they did wide and tele continuously it worked fine for some time..

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I WAS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM BUT TOOK BATTERY OUT AND LEFT OUT FOR 3 DAYS. I put the battery back in and every thing is fine. The camera has a internal battery which maintains memory for 3 days while battery is not installed. Not sure really what cause the problem but seems to me what ever it was was being held in memory so once the memory was cleared do to no power every thing is fine .... gl I hope it works for you

Posted on Jan 31, 2007

Canon are replacing it free of charge, even if out of warranty

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I HAVE A COBRA DIGITAL 6415 CAMERA AND I CANNOT GET THE AUTO FLASH TO COME ON AND THE PICTURES ARE REAL GRAINEY AND DARK I DO NOT HAVE A INST BOOK TO GO BYE

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Check the FPC of LCD! may be some lines dameged on it.

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Hi, I had the same problem... black and pink horizontal "lines"... I replaced the plastic PCB with the CCD-chip on it, from a friend who had also a F700 but the "lens-mechanic" was broken. Since 31/12/06 I am again a happy man !! Marc, from Belgium

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It may be related to the widespread CCD problems. Check this page out and see if it sounds like your issue. http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

Posted on Oct 08, 2006

  • Brandon Odegard Oct 08, 2006

    You may be able to schedule a repair with Sony through this link. (Sony has taken over support / repairs for Konica / Minolta Cameras as of April 2006)
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-it...

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I have a powershot A70 camera too. My camera also displays the same symptoms as yours. Call canon on 1 (800) 828-4040 (US only) as it is a factory defect. Canon will repair/replace free of charge! hope this helps

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  • Chris Debnam Aug 27, 2006

    I did not relize you were australian, call canon on 13 13 83
    or go to the website for more details:http://www.canon.com.au/

    cheers

    chris

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Bin your camera and get a new one.

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Its a case of damaged CCD. replace it and the problem will be solved.

Posted on Aug 20, 2006

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According to many respected sources with far more expertise than myself, the symptoms you are describing also fall within the realm of Canon CCD failure. In Canon's Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory, they outline the most common symptoms (distorted images, LCD showing only a black screen, etc.). They have conveniently limited the description to the bare minimum. More symptoms of the failing CCD include: pictures appearing on LCD show up with severe color variations (pink-purplish or green tint), colored "streaks" or "lines" throughout pictures, and wavy distortions in image. Most of these symptoms include the color variations, but not always. The lines or waves can appear in any direction and with varying degrees of severity. Some LCDs do not go black, but turn totally purple. Here is a link to a very informative article that should clear up any questions you might have.
Digital Camera Repair Blog

If nothing else, call the Canon Customer Support Center at 1-800-828-4040. They will ask questions to identify whether or not you are having the same symptoms as described in the Product Advisory. I have been through this twice, and both times they were very nice and very helpful. Even if you don't qualify for the free repair, it didn't cost a thing to find out.
I hope this has been helpful.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

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