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When trying to take a picture the view finder turns dark and purple with lines. What is causing this problem

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If the screen is showing this only when exposing to light ,it is possible that the imager, the CCD= has gone weak or is failing.
It is also possible that you might have got the CCD damaged by high exposure to brright light, high intensity like the direct SUN.
It might be expensive to have this changed but you must take a confirmed opinion , get the estimate and decide.
Hope my advice helps.

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