Pictures no longer show up, only partyl horizontal lines
My camera shows shaky purple horizontal lines on the LCD screen before a photo is taken. After I take a photo, a lot of red horizontal lines show up. I've called Sony and this issue is not ongoing for other customers. Sony will NOT repair free of charge the affected product where it is caused by the image sensor as I recently read on another posting about the CCD failures of this camera.
What seems to be the actual problem and how can I fix it without having to send it to Sony for flat rate of $195?? I could just buy a new camera for that price, huh..
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Re: Pictures no longer show up, only partyl horizontal...
It is the CCD and it is a defect, no fix that is economically feasible unless you get a parts cam of Ebay and make one good one. Too bad Sony will not fess up to this model as they have with some other "newer" models like the F717 as it has really put a cloud over the post consumer digital camera market.
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Horizontal may not be due to the CCD sensor. It can be due to the lens
itself. I swap lens from a non-working camera to replace the one with
horizontal lines. I found out that I was able to get the camera to work
to take great pictures.
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.
Yup, it is a common problem.
The shutter is jammed. I bet outside pictures are really overexposed.
The horizontal lines are caused by the electronic noise created by the shutter solenoid trying to move the shutter.
If the cameraq is no longer under warranty-
Sometimes, you can free up the shutter by banging the camera in a hard surface like a desk or table. (Do this carefully, don't get carried away)
If this doesn't work, you will need to replace the whole lens unit. this is best if the warranty is still good.
Your camera has a defective CCD imager. Please return the camera to Canon in New Jersey and they will replace the CCD at no charge to you.
This is a known issue and should be covered under extended warranty.
Good luck my friend.