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What is "CCD"?

Thank you. What is CCD and I'm assuming this must be fixed by Pentax location? - Thank you again.

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Please CLICK HERE to know in detail about CCD.
Yes you'll have to get this repaired from Pentax service center.To find a service center please CLICK HERE


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My pentax optio e40 wont take pictures


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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 CCD problem would explain the lines on your pictures and the lines on the LCD (since the CCD is used to feed the live image). CCD (Charge Coupled Device) is one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras.

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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Aug 14, 2012 | Pentax Optio E40 Digital Camera

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Blotches on images especially images with a light background eg.


This is probably due to dust or other foreign matter on the CCD. Look at the Pentax *ist DL manual under "CCD cleaning" or "sensor cleaning" for instructions.

There is a "sensor cleaning" mode in the Set-up menu that will lock the mirror up so you can inspect/clean the CCD sensor.

Jul 10, 2010 | Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera

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Lines in my pictures


Hi,
The problem is due to CCD/CMOS (the chip that physically captures light and creates the digital image) has broken. If this is the case , a repair would cost approximately $80-$130. This is the most common problem for a camera that takes blank/lines in images but where the menu display functions and old photo's display normally.Please confirm that these stripes are normally behind the menu's. Check to see if the new images are downloaded correctly and if the video function works normally. If this does not work, it supports the idea that the chip has gone.

Take it to a repair,if the CCD has to be replaced then a new or refurbished camera would cost only slightly more.

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May 23, 2010 | Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

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My Optio 60 digital camera powers on but goes to a black screen and i am unable to get it to come back on. Would you please give me assistance on this issue?


CCD failure due to moisture and condensation dont worry they may repair it free of charge bcoz many products are affected by BAD CCD world wide Pentax is also on the list they have also issued service advisory for some models even if u are out of warranty dont quit here just contact Penta on the following page and get it repaired free even if ur camera is not on list they will do it free other companys are also doing it

pls see below links for bad ccd and pentax support and pls rate me FIXYA for help

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/customer-care/

Jan 31, 2009 | Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

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Pentax


CCD failure due to moisture and condensation dont worry they may repair it free of charge bcoz many products are affected by BAD CCD world wide Pentax is also on the list they have also issued service advisory for some models even if u are out of warranty dont quit here just contact Penta on the following page and get it repaired free even if ur camera is not on list they will do it free other companys are also doing it

pls see below links for bad ccd and pentax support and pls rate me FIXYA for help

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/customer-care/

Jan 31, 2009 | Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

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Pentax Optio s50 screen problem


If no error code on the LCD screen, then you have either very weak batteries or a bad CCD problem/malfunction. One way to test the batteries is plug in your AC/DC source and try to turn on your camera again and try taking some pictures. Also make sure you have a memory card present in the camera. If it works, then it was the batteries. If it still doesn't work, then its the CCD. Time for repair.

Dec 21, 2008 | Pentax Optio S50 Digital Camera

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Windows Vista!!!


There's quite a simple fix to this.

Disconnect the camera and turn it on. Press Menu and move to the the little 'tool icon' tab. Under 'USB connection', change the setting from PC to Pictbridge. Press OK. Connect your Optio to your PC and that should work.

Dec 27, 2007 | Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

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PENTAX Optio 60


If properly captured pictures can be played back fine ( quality is ok ) but images look 'noisy' i.e. color and resolution not what it should be then your camera has a faulty CCD sensor. Ask Pentax if they do this model with this problem free of charge ( most manufacturers repair CCD problems free of charge ).

Sep 15, 2007 | Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

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Everything is pink


This looks like first stage of CCD sensor failure ( it is starting to output 'noisy' signal )gets worse so that the sensor eventually outputs nothing and you will get blank shots. Ask Pentax if this model with CCD problems is repaired free of charge since most manufacturers do it for nothing or only charge for labour to have a new sensor installed.

Oct 01, 2006 | Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

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Pentax Optio


Normally there are two reasons for the given problem. 1). Bad or defective CCD. and/or 2). shutter not working. in the first case the only solution is the replacement of the CCD. and in the later case sticking of shutter blade, non functioning of shutter blade will cause the problem. This can be rectified by sending it to some repairer.

Sep 13, 2006 | Pentax Optio S Digital Camera

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