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Can't view anything on the LCD screen

I have a Canon power shot A70 I have replaced the CF card and new batteries are in. I still can not view anything on the LCD screen. Blurry with purple outline

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Could be a LCD problem, but if you have other colours... keep in mind that when a picture is taken, the CCD is struck by light coming through the camera's lens. Each of the thousands or millions of tiny pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into electrons. The number of electrons, usually described as the pixel's accumulated charge, is measured, then converted to a digital value. This last step occurs outside the CCD, in a camera component called an analog-to-digital converter.

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

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