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Color distortion I am a novice with this product. Anyway, when operating the camera there is a severe pinkish hue in the LCD display and recordings. I tried adjusting the white balance shift and color level, but these didn't correct the problem. Any suggestions other than bring it in for diagnostics and repair?

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Re: Color distortion

The 3ccd block is faulty in your camera.
changing a new one is only way.
in india we change it only 9000=00 rupees.
only230us doller.with original parts+service charges,shipping extra


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Re: Color distortion

Sounds like the same problem that I have, I think it might be the Color CCD chips!

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When recording and playing back the view screen is distorted with alternating lines.

If there is no problem when you play back on a different camera or computer, then the fault concerns LCD ribbon cable or lcd controller circuit on main pcb.

If the recorded image is also distorted on computer and different camcorder, then you have a faulty ccd sensor.
Also wiring problem and pcb fault sometimes can cause ditorted picture, in that case the problem is usually a kind of dirturbance and does not happen all the time.


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I looked into to this it is the ccd and Canon will fix it for free (shipping included), as stated below. I have copied what has helped me!
It has recently come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in this Canon digital camera may cause the following malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction have been rare in the United States, we have determined that it may occur if the product is exposed to hot and humid environments.
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.
U.S. residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is preferred, please send your email to

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Sony Corporation has determined that this condition occurs very rarely, but may be accelerated if an affected product is exposed to high temperature and/or high humidity environments.

In an effort to ensure customer satisfaction, Sony of Canada Ltd. has elected to offer, effective October 3, 2005, free out-of-warranty repair to owners of affected Sony digital camera, camcorder and PDA products that exhibit the aforementioned condition caused by the image sensor device. See below for a list of affected models:

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The problem is the ribbon cable connecting the circuit board to the LCD display.It is not very hard to replace but I have no idead from where to buy it.The missing red color is just the beggining,now my LCD sometimes turn to white and I can't see anything on it.

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The camcorder might have CCD chip gone bad. Only way to repair is to replace the chip by trained technician. If it is under manufacturer's warranty, send it to Sony quick for repair. See also Sony's website if this model is under CCD advisory for free repair for out of manufacturer's warrnty products.

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