The electronic viewfinder of my camera is on the fritz. It sees the world in purple and with squiggly lines. It's similar to how a scrambled tv station looks. I'm assuming something was loosened during my travels with the camera, but really I have no idea. I'm interested in finding out if folks have suggestions of what it could be or have fixed similar issues and could offer an estimate. I bought the camera from B&H several years ago, so I don't have a warranty. I don't know if I should take it to a Leica dealer, or if anyone who fixes cameras can look at it.
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Does it still shoot photos "in the blind?" No, I do not know what is wrong. If you were to have said only the LCD screen was broke, that can often can be an easy do it yourself fix. There is a company on ebay, I think there store is in Illinois, that sells brand new screens for only 15 bucks. On youtube there is video that shows the surprisingly simple repair. Only tool you really need is a super tiny phillips screwdriver, one small enough for eyeglass repair, and be darned careful not to lose the tiny screws! But in your case the repair may or may not work because you say the viewfinder also is on the fritz. Best of luck.
Bad LCD screen or 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. Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.
Do the lines show up on the pictures either when viewed on your computer or when you print the pics? If not, then maybe you shouldn't be too concerned if you got the camera at a good price. If the lines do show up, then it could be a sensor problem. Could be as simple as a sensor cleaning or more serious.
Sounds like a loose or poor connection of the screen's flex cables, a very common problem for your model camera. The A630's vari-angle screen is a great option for a camera, but with this moveable screen, the screens data and power cables can and do wiggle loose. It is actually relatively easy to fix by just reseating these cables, but will require opening the back face of the screen of your camera. Please see this other person who had a similar problem.
See this link. This is for the PowerShot S200, which is the US name for the IXUS V2. But the service notice applies world-wide. Contact your regional Canon service organization -- they should fix this for you at no cost.
First step -try pressing gently the casine from all angles around the screen- this may simply be a loose connector problem that rights itself.
Do Not Try Taking it apart at this stage
Fuji Technical Support.
They may have a recall or replacement situation depend on the age and model of camera.
Camera Store- for the new one-
A repair situation will not be an economic proposition- assuming parts availability- often there are none