I just got my camera a week ago, but since this morning the display has been so very dark i can't see anything but outlines, and it's all purple. the pictures turn out dark and purple too. the lcd screen still works fine, i can view all of the old pictures and videos i took just fine.
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Re: Purple lcd display
If your old pictures look fine on the display, then the problem is related to the ccd sensor itself. The purple color is displayed because of a problem in the signal transmision from the ccd sensor to the camera's main processor. This is done using 3 channels one for each primary color (RGB red green blue). If the connector to the sensor is broken, or got out of place (loose) because some mechanic shock or symilar, the data processing woun't come out right. It is purple because your camera's processor mess up blue and red signals therefore resulting same purple instead of blue or red colours.
In order to fix this you will need to either send the camera to a service center to have those connections checked (if your camera is still in warranty you will want to do this) or ask me for further instructions if you wish to try to dissasemble the camera yourself.
In either way the problem is fixable and in most probabilities a cheap fix will work.
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you turn off the LCD screen and use the viewfinder, same problem? Even
with this wrong, are you try to take pics and see this in your pc? They
are white or with some lines over image?
Two things there, first... could be a problem with the viewer screen, or, second choice could a problem CCD sensor go to bad; in both cases this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines,
blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being
recorded on the camera's flash card.
I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD
(Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your Olympus service. Istrongly suggest(taking intoconsiderationthe age of yourcamera) to evaluatethe cost ofrepairversusthe cost of anewcamerawith similarfeatures,before making afinaldesicion.
Keep in mind and check if even you are underwarranty, if yes, applied.
Did u check the settings of the camcorder? see the setting there you got contrast settings if its low then you'll get dark images or its exposer meter's problem U check the exposer meter's reading and see aparture also.
Not an unusual problem for this camera (I have one). You can find the LCD screens on Ebay for around $20. If you Google how to replace the LCD screen on YouTube, you can find a video of how to do it. It's not hard. :)
How are your pictures coming out? If the photos you take after seeing these lines come out good, then it could be the LCD only. However, if you are unable to shoot, or the photo files are damaged, there may be a problem internally. You should contact Fuji to see if they have heard of this problem, and if not, contact local camera shops to see if they can take a look at it. Also, digital cameras and card will only last so long - they will wear out much sooner than their film counterparts did.
It appears the CCD image sensor is going bad. Both these cameras are specified in Canon's technical notice regarding this issue. If Canon determines that this is the problem (and almost certainly it is), they will repair your cameras at no cost, regardless of warranty status. If you're not in the US, contact your regional Canon service facility.
Hi Toonz I have exactly the same problem as Shimoni and Antonio with my 4 years old A85. But sorry, its not a problem of the CCD, cause we all get a clear actual picture on the LCD but just in stitch mode! In any other shooting or playback mode the LCD is dark. So the sensor must be working well and Canon Germany doesnt repair for free. Our failure is different and we have to pay much more than the camera is worth ;-(( Dieter, Munich
I purchased a olympus evolt 510 - having problems taking picture in the dark. The camera will take 30 second to focus and sometimes will not take a picture at all. Also I find when I am in doors the camera will take a substantial amount of time to focus on an object this is specifically when the flash is in use. The flash seems to be adjusting flickering constantly. Seriously Annoying.
If you can be some assistance I would deeply appreciate it.