My S7000 started taking pictures where the top 10-100% of the picture is white. When you view the image through the viewfinder, everything looks good. When you snap the picture, it shows a brief image of the picture which is described above. It does the same whether in AUTO, S, SP, etc mode. I was wondering if anyone ever had this happen and what was the problem? Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Picture is partially blank
It appears you are suffering from a CCD problem. I haven't seen exactly the same fault as yours but it certainly looks like originating with the CCD.
I have a Fuji s6000 and after talking to Fuji I sent the camera back to them (it was 3 years old and out of warranty as well) They replaced the CCD and sent the camera back at no charge.
Here is the letter fromk Fuji Australia dated 24th May 2006:
Thank you for contacting FUJIFILM Australia. We appreciate the opportunity
to offer our services.
The information that we received from FUJIFILM Japan states that any or
the listed cameras, displaying signs of having a faulty CCD sensors may be
subject to a free of charge repair.
Once your camera has been assessed, we can give you an accurate report of
the problem and its status or whether it is covered by warranty or not.
If there is anything else we can assist you with, please do not hesitate
to contact us.
The one thing they were very strict on was the availability of your receipt and warranty card. Luckily I never throw anything away :-)
I am having the same nightmare.
It seems that video mode works fine.. all other attempts to take photos of any iso, exposure, shutterspeed or whitebalance mode/setting resulted in the same thing as posted below.
How did you get this matter taken care of? Thanks.
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If the lines are reproduced in the pictures taken, then the image sensor located behind the lens is starting to fail. The problem will usually get progressively worse until you won't be able to shoot regular pictures anymore.
Call Fuji and ask about repair. You can get a quote from a third party here: Repair.
Hello - from a fellow Fuji user.
I'm assuming the pictures are looking OK on the PC when you download.
If so this will be a LCD fault.
If NOT and the downloaded pictures are the same on the screen and the PC , then it looks like a sensor problem (CCD chip).
I just did a quick search on the google.co.uk site and could only find 4 complaints , so it's pretty rare.
Try re-formatting the SD card just to eliminate that from the equation --
Plus there are S7000 forums to ask like
Hope this helps , but , if it's a sensor problem I hope it's still under warrantee -- Ray
ur camera may be on service
advisory list just mail the fuji film with serial number i am pretty
sure they will repair free of charge it is a manufacturing fault in
some units manufactured b4 2005 u have to email them they will repair
it free of charge
Hi. From past experience I would say that these symptoms suggest the early stages of CCD failure. It usually starts with lines etc as you describe and progresses into wavy, blurry pictures or partial pictures and eventually the ccd just goes black. If it is CCD failure, the camera will usually still work when viewing pics that are already on the card.
My friend and I both have the fuji finepix s7000. We bought the cameras within a week of each (May 2004). Last week my friends camera started doing the same thing you discribed. Yesterday my camera also started doing the same thing. I have been trying to contact fuji, but due to the blizzard I am unable to. I was wondering what ever happened with your camera. When did you buy yours and where. One of our cameras was bought at Best Buy and the other at Sears. It just seems funny that both cameras were bought at the same time and both broke at the same time.