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My CCD is kind of Fubar

The camera's view is distorted with lines like an impressionist painting. The color is more blue and blackish with white seperating. The playback is the same but the audio is fine.

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The CCD is defective and must be replaced. After replacing, the lens assy must be aligned to the new CCD.

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My Optura 300 worked fine for years but now is only filming indoors. The moment I step outside the screen goes white and that is what is filming as well.


Sound like a malfunctioning CCD (Charge Coupled Device) image sensor. Rare, but possible problem with your LCD screenviewer... in both cases (LCD or CCD) 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 and next contact your Canon service.
I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using Fixya, and have a nice day.

Nov 04, 2011 | Canon Optura 300 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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When viewing and recording both viewer and recording show distorted color. no true color to either



This is usually caused by a defective CCD image sensor and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I

Sep 19, 2010 | Sony Video Cameras

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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.

Regards.

Jun 24, 2009 | Canon ZR830 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Screen isfull of colored lines. Record and play


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 carecenter@cits.canon.com

Mar 14, 2009 | Canon ZR65MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Image distorted in both modes canon zr85 camcorder


Hi,
Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon ZR85 camcorder and ccd imager needs to be replaced to back in business.

Canon will repair your camcorder free of cost as per announced scheme for ccd imager issue.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details, how to get free repair.

Good luck.

Dec 25, 2008 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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LCD Screen and view finder are distorted


Hello,

Sorry about delayed reply as I just saw it.

Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon ZR85 camcorder and ccd imager needs to be replaced.

Canon will repair your camcorder free of cost as per announced scheme for ccd imager issue.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details, how to get free repair.

Good luck.

Nov 23, 2008 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Color or CCD not working


Is it playing correctly when you view it on a nobmal tv set?

If it is your lcd needs to be adjusted or replaced.

If it isn't recording it could be your CCD unit.

Either way you should take it into a camera dealer and have them look at it.

Jun 30, 2008 | Sony Dvcam DSR-PD150 DV Digital Camcorder

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Color distortion


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

Jan 22, 2008 | Sony Dvcam DSR-PD150 DV Digital Camcorder

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DC400 Screen only showing slanted multicolorlines


No this is clearly a CCD sensor problem ( CCD generates image in v-cams and still digital cameras ) if the sensor is outputting too much noise then your image will be distorted just like yours is. If the sensor is outputting nothing then camera shows blank screen ( also notice that with this problem you can playback OK ). Replace CCD block.

Sep 06, 2007 | Audiovox DC400 Camcorder

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Display is red color


sad to say the two of your camera had the same problem...you need to go to the service center for replacing the ccd image sensor..

Apr 10, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital...

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