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Hello - My Olympus SP-550OUZ Camera was in a rucksack which slid of my shoulder and hit the ground. Although there is no obvious damage to it, nothing cracked, no marks etc., it has stopped seeing properly. Pictures already taken can still be viewed either in the viewfinder or the screen both work perfectly. The lens moves in and out not problem everything seems to work fine except when you look to take a picture either by viewfinder or the lcd screen all it sees is a blurry hazy purple picture and that is what it takes a photo of. Is my camera fit for the graveyard, is it something major or do you think it can be fixed. Many Thanks for taking the time to read. Any advice would be appreciated. Regards.

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Your Canon camera falls in one of the models that had a bad CCD imaging sensor. I do not exactly know how your screen looks like, but try to visit the follow link to read the article that is related to these camera problem, or go to your country's Canon site to find the 'Service Advisories' to learn about Canon's updated comments on their products, new or old. The link that I mentioned above: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html If you have difficulties finding the related service advisories from the Canon site. Simply find their contact tel. no. and give them a call to find out how they will handle the situation. It's worth the time to do so, as it will be free of charge to get your camera fixed, including both way shipping costs if shippings are required. The link above will bring you to a web page containing sample images of the screens being affected by the bad CCD. Make sure they match the problem of yours before proceeding to the next step. Good luck. Paul

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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This camera has been recalled and will be repaired free of charge regardless of the warranty status.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=227&modelid=9739&keycode=2112&id=48266

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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I have a similar problem with my Canon S3 IS. Dark/black LCD in Shooting mode. However, I can view my existing photos in Display mode. I was about to spend money to get a Panasonic TZ5. Somehow I bumped into a solution post for S2 IS. Here is the link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1090569-black_screen

I tried their solutions twice and it WORKS. My S3 is working fine now.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your batteries may need to be replaced, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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That is strange, maybe taking the batteries out and putting them back in could reset the camera to normal. Electronic problems are real tough.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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