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Magenta view finder, takes pictures with strong magenta overcast


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Your problem lies in the ccd part of the camera it is the unit that covers light to data. graphic software like adobe photo shop can clear this up on the pictures. but the ultimate thing to have done is have the ccd replaced. whats the model of your camera? Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
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Magenta view finder, takes pictures with strong magenta overcast


Your problem lies in the ccd part of the camera it is the unit that covers light to data. graphic software like adobe photo shop can clear this up on the pictures. but the ultimate thing to have done is have the ccd ... Digital Cameras

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When I take a picture with the Canon Rebel, it doesn't focus in the view finder, but when I look at the picture after it has been taken, it is clear and in focus. Why can't it looked focused when looking through the view finder before taking the picture?


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When the camera is in take a picture mode, the view finder is black. When viewing pictures pictures previously taken, they are show on the view finder. Why is it black in this mode?


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Verticle Lines When I turn on my camera, all I can see in my view-finder is many lines, almost like a multi-colored bar code. Sometimes this occurs after trying to take the first picture, but most of the time there cannot even be a first picture. When I attempt to snap a picture with the lines in the view finder and then 'recall' that picture, it is only the lines.


This is a CCD or main processor failure.\015\012Nikon will advise repair or replace. ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

Canon power shot S230 elph. I have two of them and they both use to get purple, magenta lines showing up in LCD display. I just happen to power them on again and one seems to be working but the other will view prior pictures fine in the LCD but when trying to take a new picture it very dark in LCD and picture is dark almost black when viewing. Flash is going off when taking a picture.rn Thank you, Cindy


... Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera

The camera was taking pictures a few days ago. The yesterday I went to take a picture and a blank screen came up but when I hit the shutter button in the view finder it would say "busy" and it would make a shutter noise the beep and not take a picture. Now it won't do anything. no screen picture. no beep. no shutter. no "busy". dead as a door nail.


Hi there, the lens detector in your camera circuit board is damaged or short. That's why its fully dead now. Try these for a luck. Remove the lens & power on the camera. Is any movement? if not then I suggest you please visit nearest Canon servic ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

Hi!! I inherited a Konica Dynax Maxxum 5D it takes great pictures, but I can't figure out how to get the LCD monitor to show the picture I am taking...it is on a blue screen with functions and settings, but I can't find where in those settings to change it back to seeing the view by looking at the screen, I always have to look through the view finder to shoot a pic. Hope you can help, Thanks a lot, Cath


To see the picture you want to take on the screen, your camera needs to have a feature called "live view". I'm not sure if your camera has that feature. It's a relatively new feature on more expensive cameras. Check your owner's manual. ... Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D Digital Camera

Currently my Canon Powershot A620 takes blank images. It turns on and I can view through my view finder pictures that were taken prior to...however, when I try to take pictures at the present, the images are blank...Has anyone else experienced this and how does one go about fixing it?


It is possible that your Imager/ the CCD is not working or defective. This might need closer look to confirm and I wish it will be betterr to have this checked at the Canon service centre, take and estimate before you think of a repair. If you have n ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera

The camrea turns on but will not take a picture. the card is not full. you can use all the buttons when you first turn it on but then when you try to take a picture it will not take one and then you can not use the buttons anymore. If I shut the camera off and turn it back on I can use the menu buttons again. When I turn on the camera the red button by the view finder blinks three times.


Try this...the next time all the buttons work, go into the menu and search for "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions. ... Pentax Optio 330 Digital Camera

Card locked shows of view finder, cannot take a picture it shows a't picture but won't take a picture


Look at the memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Display works when you look at pictures taken but not in picture taking mode. you can still take pictures looking through the view finder but the lcd screen in dark.


This does not seem to be an issue.\015\012\015\012Try this one:\015\012\015\012Go to setup menu by pressing F button situated behind your camera.\015\012select the setup menu and go to LCD option\015\012put the LCD on.\015\012now check if ... Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

When I turn it on the screen stays black. When I try to take pictures they are black. The flash is working. I can sight through the view finder. I can view existing pictures on the LCD screen so I am sure that it is OK. It is as if the lens is covered.


Your dead right the lens is closed when the unit is turned on a small latch pulls away a black sheld that stops light (direct) from damaging the lens these latches fail some times and are real expensive to have fixed im sorry but i think ... Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera

Love my camera! I dropped my Canon SD550 for the umpteenth time and now the LCD screen is black. I can take pictures through the view finder and view them on my computer and the pictures are still great, so the camera is working. Is it my LCD screen or the backlight (or are they one in the same)? Bev


It might be just a dislodged backlight ribbon cable. See this link, paying particular attention to Step 8. If you know of someon ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera

LCD screen (which means with this model my view finder, menu etc) lights up and gets bright white but won't show anything (ie no picture, menu etc). I can still take great pictures, I just have no idea what I am taking them of.


Hi,\015\012Open ur camera and reinsert LCD connector properly. ... Pentax Digital Cameras

I can not see anything through my view finder therefore the camera will not allow me to take a picture. Also, I keep mine set on automatic focus and it will not take a picture anymore. Any suggestions on what I need to do?


If you can't see anything in the viewfinder, is your mirror stuck in the up position? ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I have nikon coolpix s210. when i turn on the camera, the view finder screen is black, i cannot take pictures as they come out black. though the flash and other functions work well. i can also see photos and video in Play mode. However, i cannot take pictures.


This problem (the screen with no picture) can be caused by a number of problems). One is that a connection with in the camera has disconnected. Another is the possibility of the LCD being bad or broken (some of these LCDs are hard to detect broken sc ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

I have a Canon A95. The view finder is blank, and when you try to take a picture, it doesn't show in the view pane after you take it either, what is wrong?


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When turning on the camera to take a picture, many times there are horizontal lines in the view finder. Taking a picture captures these lines, not the image


The imagery board need to be replaced, The camera has been dropped. I had the same problem with mine. Send it back to Fuji they will repart it but they will charge labor. ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

Viewfinder is black. Camera seems to work find except that the viewfinder (both looking through the viewfinder or using the digital screen) is black. Which inturn if you take a picture it comes out black. You can view already taken pictures in the view finder.


Hi,This is symptom of ccd imager chip failure in your Canon S1 IS camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view in lcd and viewfinder to take fresh pictures.CCD imager chip is electronic part that converts an image into ele ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

Canon powershot sd400. power up, camera functions work, but in picture taking mode, my screen (view finder is black). also in videw mode. viewing previous pictures is ok. battery is fully charged.


There is usually a button for turning the screen on and off, or only on for previewing (browsing images). (and sometimes there is an option for having the screen on without the On-Screen Display)\015\012\015\012I don't know exactly which ... Canon Digital Cameras

When I turn the camera on, the view finder is blank or black. When I click to take a picture, it goes through the motions, but the picture is blank/black. I can view my saved photos on the memory card though.


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Hello, thank you for choosing Fixya for your Tech support. First , here is the link to your manual.. You can print it out if you like. http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/avs/pdf/FUJIFILM_DIGITAL_CAMERA.pdf Now fo ... Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

Monitor problem. When I go to take a picture the monitor and view finder is black (black screen) I cannot see anything to even take a picture.


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Anti-shake problem My Konica Minolta 7D stopped taking pictures. It will still auto-focus, but nothing happens when you press the shutter button all the way down. The problem I experience is: 1. Shutter does not release. 2. When camera is powered up, after the initial lens shuffle a clicking sound is heard. 3. The auto shake bars (all five of them) to the right of the view finder are blinking 4. Show 0 (zero) as the number of frames remaining in the view finder. 5. The problem is intermitte


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