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The image I see in the display before shooting is verticaly distorted and when I take a picture it also comes distorted

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You'll have to get it repaired it'll be a little expensive... godluck... ;)

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Showing distorted red toned images


To find out if what is causing this problem. please shoot some pictures and view them on a computer. If the photos have distorted colours on the computer too, the cause is in the sensor.
If the look good on the computer, the cause is the monitor on your camera. Can be caused by lots of different things, like a broken cable, a defect on the display itself, caused after someone dropped the camera and so on.
If you can live with a "damaged" screen, you still could make pictures. If the sensor is defect, consider a new camera. Cameras are becoming better and better and in the same time they become cheaper.

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All of a sudden, my pictures have a pink splotch running vertically across the center of the picture. This is happening more often than not, and I can also see the splotch on the image display when I am...


Some symptoms of a defective CCD 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. A problem has been discovered in some of the CCDs used in Panasonic, Fuji, Sony and Canon digital camera and digital video camera products that causes images to appear distorted or not to appear at all. And the says apologize for the considerable inconvenience this represents for your customers. Along with our respectful apology, we would like to advise our customers of the details of this issue and our policy for handling it, which are as follows.

The Malfunction:
Among the CCDs used in the affected products listed above, it has been confirmed that, especially under high-temperature/high-humidity environments, the internal wiring may come undone in some places.

If this defect occurs, the signal is not output from the CCD correctly when in shooting mode, which results in symptoms like the following in captured images. These symptoms can be confirmed on the LCD monitor. The same symptoms may also occur in recorded images:
* images do not appear
* images appear distorted

In order to correct this issue, the repair facility needs to replace the CCD. This is not something you may do on your own; this, isn't a good new, but hope helps to solve it.

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My Canon Powershot no longer displays the screen in picture-taking mode -- the pictures come out alright when focused through the lens but the screen remains blank. How can I fix this?


there is a service advisory for this particular problem from canon....

Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory (Updated Oct.31, 2006)

It has come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in certain Canon digital cameras and digital video camcorders 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.

Affected products:
- Camcorders: ZR60, ZR65 MC, ZR70 MC, ZR80, ZR85, ZR90, ELURA 40 MC, ELURA 50
- Digital Cameras A60, A70, A75, A300, A310, S230, SD100, SD110, A40(*), A80(*), A85(*), A95(*), S1 IS(*), S60(*), S200(*), S330(*), S400(*), S410(*), S500(*)
*Models added as of Oct.31, 2006

Malfunction:
It has been confirmed that the connecting parts of the internal wiring of the CCD used in affected products may become disconnected, especially if the affected products are stored or used in high-temperature and high-humidity environments. If this occurs, the signal is not output from the CCD normally in Shooting Mode, which may cause a distorted image or the absence of an image. This malfunction can be confirmed on the LCD monitor screen during shooting. The same malfunction also appears on the recorded image.

Canon's Response:
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, the products listed above exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if Canon determines that the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor.


We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue, and appreciate your understanding in this matter. Thank you for your support and patronage of Canon products.


So please go to your country's canon website and get the contact details, give them a call and have it repaired free of cost.


Regards
Iversh

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Vertical out transistors bad solder, or return linearity capacitor bad (a large capacitor, usually between 1000uf and 2200uf.) They're near where yellow and brown wires from picture tube connect to main board. They are larger transistors.

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When I turn on the camera the display is perfect, when I shoot a picture, the display of the shot comes out purple and when downloaded the picture on the memory card is the same. Distorted with lines.


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include: A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S230, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

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Sony cybershot Dsc-t33 view screen is distorted


Hi,
This is known issue of ccd imager chip failure in Sony DSC-T33 camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get correct live view to take pictures.
Required ccd imager chip is available with Part Store for $52
Let me know if you have additional question.
Thanks.

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Just bought a Nikon D40 Camera and sometimes when I view pictures that have been taken, the pictures get distorted. Is this common or and easy fix. dee


Your pictures are most probably distorted because of camera shake.
If you invest in a Nikon lens with VR = vibration reduction or a Sigma hsm os = optical stabilization, this will allow you to shoot at slower speeds and will reduce camera shake.

The most obvious problem will be shooting in low light conditions without vr or os...this will give blurred images.You will need to up the iso and shutter speed with a wide aperture to achieve more stable images.
Bear in mind, when you raise the iso, you will get noiser images and the Nikon D40 does not handle noise very well - but can be eliminated with software.
Hope this helps.

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I have a Canon Powershot A70 and when I take a picture now, the display shows a photo with horizontal lines across with very little color. Is there anything I can do? Donna


Dear dkserv:

This is almost certainly a CCD image sensor problem. The PowerShot A70 has a Product Advisory on this very issue and if you are indeed experiencing it, Canon will repair the camera at no charge regardless of how long you've owned the camera.

If the LCD screen shows this distortion in all shooting modes, yet you can see the menu (press the MENU button) just fine and/or any images taken previous to the malfunction without distortion then you've got it!

Call Canon Tech Support at 1-800-828-4040 (M-F; 8 am - midnight EST) and tell them you think you might have the CCD Image Sensor issue and they will take care of it.

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,
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Gimbo again. Think LCD damaged will need to repair. Pics. as normal when viewed or printed.
Why has nobody commented?
How much to replace screen? Any ideas?

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