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Everything looks fine through the viewfinder but when I take the picture it is all pink and droopy and looks like melted wax. You can't even tell what the picture is!

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Your camera has a defective CCD which is the sensor that captures the image. I can't tell you how much the repair might be as you don't list your camera model.

Hope this helps!

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Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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