I switch on camera and while viewing on LCD, image flickers and jumps, gets horizontal lines across and changes colour (pinkish, or greenish/black parts)
I have a canon A95 digital camera. All of a sudden the LCD screen in Shooting mode is displaying coloured horizontal lines pink / greenish and these lines are flickering. The LCD shows the picture perfectly in view mode.I need help to get rid of this problem.
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Re: image on LCD jumps
This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
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If it is Canon A95 camera then it has problem of bad ccd Image and needs to be replaced that part. Canon will repair A95 for bad ccdImager problem free of cost. Please click Canon ccdImager advisory for details.
Hi. From past experience I would say that these symptoms suggest the early stages of CCD failure. It usually starts with lines etc as you describe and progresses into wavy, blurry pictures or partial pictures and eventually the ccd just goes black. If it is CCD failure, the camera will usually still work when viewing pics that are already on the card.
I hope you will be pleased to hear that you'r eprobably eligilble for a free repair from sony. This is a known problem that many companies had with the CCD sensors inside the digicams, they finaly accepted resposibility one by one(sony being the last I think, 2 years after they stopped using the faulty CCD).
Get yours fixed through here(the american site): http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCV1&news_id=118
or if they don't ship to europe, you can try the uk site- http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowArticle.action?section=en_GB_Support&articlesection=1&article=1128075116465&site=odw_en_GB
or try one of the other countries listed here, and search for "important notice", or the equivalent in the local language on the box to the left: http://www.sony-europe.com/staticcontent/hub/hubpage_odw_en_EU_support.html?referer=http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/Support/
Try setting the video output option to NTSC (if it's on PAL). I know this sounds funny, but I have heard some rumblings about this option somehow creating a LCD flicker. If it doesn't work, I apologize in advance for wasting your time!
My camera is on NTSC and I haven't seen any flicker on the file numbers on the LCD.