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Purple Screen and Pictures

My S20 Pro has suddenly developed a problem whearby the view finder and LSD Screen are now half purple half B&W with lines running across the screen. THe digree of purple varies.


When taking picture the result is blured and purple.


I have not dropped the camera or had watter ingress.


Any help please would be appreiated

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  • euroshutter Nov 20, 2007


    I have the same problem with my S20 pro. Lines and colors. Seems everything ok but no picture.Anybody has the same problem and fuji repair it?

    Please help,I love this camera.


  • lighthawk Feb 10, 2008

    Hey ,Same is happening to me. Does anyone know who repairs?

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    What is happening to my FinePix S20 - Can someone help me.



  • pat_the_bak Mar 21, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, my local dealer will fix the problem at a cost of £170. I also use the s2 and s3 pro's so feel disappointed with the dealer and the tech support at Fuji.

  • steven14778 Jul 05, 2008

    Hi guys I have the same problem. It seems the CCD in this camera only has a life span of 3-4 years. I would rather buy a new one instead of paying the same money to fix it.

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    i had the same problem it is fixt fuji netherlands for free !!!

    Kees Rutgers holland

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    My FinePix S20 Pro digital camera has suddenly developed a problemwhearby the view finder and LSD Screen are now half purple half greenand white. When taking picture the result is blured and purple-green.
    I have not dropped the camera or had watter ingress.
    Ibought the camera from USA approximately three years ago and I onlytook 4767 pictures with it. I read the same problem from other peoplewho said the reason of the problem was a CCD manufacturing error.
    Can you help me how to proceed with this problem.
    Hakan Fadil Tokgoz

  • KALFAKIS Mar 11, 2009

    I had 10 months to use the S20Pro. Now the view finder and LCD screen show purple and white lines. If I shoot a picture I have this as an image. If FUJI company have no honor to repair it for free, then I will print this image, post it in the Internet and show people how lacky can be if they shoose again a FUJI products. I also suggest to change the name of this camere. The correct is no S20Pro, but "Pablo Picasso 20-Pro"

  • shal_r May 10, 2009

    I have the same problem with my S20 pro purchased in Dec 2004. It was working fine until one fine day I could see only purple and green lines. I believe the problem is inherent with the CCD. Fuji was willing to repair it for pounds 100 - Not worth that much!!. But instead I have gone for a new Cannon Power shot. I had a similar problem with my Sony Handycam. But Sony repaired it for free of charge even after 3 years from the expiry of warranty period.

  • pat_the_bak May 11, 2010

    I have exactly the same problem. My dealer was willing to fix it at a cost of £170 this is not on as I am pro photographer and as yhis is my spare that only get's minimal use.

    I am concernerd as I use an s2pro and an s3pro as my main instruments. The worst thing is my equiptment insurance excess is £200 so not an easy soloution.

    The tech guys at FUJI are the worst ever and dilly dally around the problem and offer no help.



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I have four S20's great cameras when they are working. Three don't. All have the same problem blurred image then eventually no image. I have posted one today for repairs at a cost of £99.99 fuji include a new 12 months warranty on the entire camera.
Solution..send it to fuji for repair. Or bin it & change manufacturers for your next camera. Personally I love the S20 especially when useing Raw.

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I had exactly the same problem. I sent mine back to Fuju UK and they replaced the CCD for a cost of £99.99. It certainly seems to me to be a fault with the design of the chip, and should be replaced FOC in my opinion.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008


We should blog this problem and get new buyers to change manufactures...this made in China thing is getting worse, we are being short changed, I really loved the camera. Now back to the top 4

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

It may be the internal battery failing...try charging two sets of batteries and put the fresh batteries in over night...then replace with the other set of batteries and see if the camera works...if the internal battery is totally dead and is the cause then a repair is the only solution...unless someone comes up with instructions on how to replace the internal battery

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I have the same problem,camera was a present from my son,did not use it much due to cancer treatment,now ok but camera not.Sent it back to fuji for repair estimate via my local camera dealer at a cost of £25.00,result was £130 to put it right,they gave no explanation as to what had gone wrong. Rip Off !

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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I have exactly the same problem and now the screen has no image at all. In fact, it says on the the bright screen that there is no image.
I contacted Fuji Canada and they would not own up to any problem and since the warranty of one year was over, I would have to pay for it. It would take about 3 weeks for a turnaround and I am so frustrated because I ave to leave for Africa in 10 days.
The technician at Fuji was not at all helpful and just beat around the bush. Just hate bastards like these.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

This is a common fault with this model and is caused by the faulty CCD sensor ( nothing to do with your handling of the camera ) . Contact your agent because this fault is repaired free of charge even if the camera is not under guarantee. See enclosed image of  4 megapixel. CCD sensor from a Canon camera :Purple Screen and Pictures - 3709e7b.jpg camera  :

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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