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LCD flickering / Purple/Green Photos

Last week I noticed when I turned on my Fujifilm Finepix S7000, the LCD was flickering all crazy like the tracking on a VCR gone crazy. Sometimes turning off and on gets rid of it, but then everything I see in the LCD (and eventually onto the actual picture) turns green and purple. Say you take a picture of your cat. Your cat would be a green smudge and the background would be purple. It seems more like some artistic filter I applied in Photoshop than an actual photograph.

So, some issues going on here. What's malfunctioning? How much can I expect to pay to fix? Is it worth fixing?

Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    same problem with purple and green screen

  • mark_grimm Sep 02, 2008

    The picture is wild, kind of like an Andy Warhol on LSD picture. Sometimes it is black with streaks through it. I wonder if it's the CCD on the fritz. Reset did not fix it.

  • optitvn Feb 26, 2009

    Purple/Green Photos

    Definetly CCD problem

    Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

  • graham87 Mar 15, 2009

    I have exactly the same green and purple problem, my camera is 4 years old and now unusable. I have contacted Fuji and they assure me that cameras in this country do not have a CCD problem but will fix it for £98.76. more than the camera is worth.They tell me they have no problems like this reported, with reports on this site mine makes 5.

  • mmpp20 Mar 21, 2009

    I also have the purple screen of death on my s7000. It used to come and go but now is here to stay...any help/suggestions???

  • daviemotorma Apr 24, 2009

    Yep, ame problem here, I've had the camera laid up for about 9 months, Put new batteries in it and now when I try to take a phot it goes all blurred, although all the menu screens and if you are browsing any stored pictures it's fine,

    Doh.

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I'm sorry to tell you, your CCD its death, no human intenvention can fix it, you must replace it, when a CCD fails, it's literally death, you can not fix it, its a very delicated part, and the fail it's some kind of microscopic evaporation or filtration problem, I'm pretty sure that it has no fix. I spend the last year trying to fix mine, but with negative results.

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