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When i take a picture the colour is a purple colour with lines across the screen


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The picture element in your camera is faulty. If your camera is under warranty have it repaired or replaced by the manufacturer. If you are outside of warranty then if this is a simple point and shoot camera I would replace it was something newer. If this is a dSLR or professional camera then it might be worth repairing but could be costly.
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When i take a picture the colour is a purple colour with lines across the screen


The picture element in your camera is faulty. If your camera is under warranty have it repaired or replaced by the manufacturer. If you are outside of warranty then if this is a simple point and shoot camera I would replace it was something newer. ... Digital Cameras

I have purple horizontal lines across my screen when i try to take a picture. When i snap the picture that is all i get. The memory card seems to be fine in that all the pix stored on it look fine when i check on the camera. What could be wrong? The only thing of note is that i had the memory card alone in my cold car for a few days . I tried putting a new memory card in the camera and that didn't change anything either with the purple horizontal lines.


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Olympus X-42 less than 2 yrs old, hardly used. When switched on to take a picture I get a series of coloured (pink, purple etc.) vertical lines on the LCD screen and when I take a picture, the camera photographs the lines. When viewing previous images they are fine. Any suggestions anyone???


... Olympus X-42 Digital Camera

When trying to take a picture the color is off. It shows a purple tent on the screen, but there are old photos on there that are shown in normal color. It suddenly switched to giving everything the purple tent and has grainy lines going across the screen. I have tried to reset the settings to see if that would help but it hasn't. I haven't tried to upload any of the photos with the purple tent to see if they come up normal colors on my computer. Thank you!


There's no way for you to fix this. You have the classic signs of a failed ccd unit. There's nothing you did to cause it and nothing you could have done to prevent it. All you can do is to return the camera to Panasonic for repair. If the ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / DMC-ZX1 Digital Camera

Purple Screen My camera turns on, but the display screen is purple. It flashes and snaps to take pictures, but the picture doesn't come out, only a purple screen. Please help. I have a new Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ28 camera and it seemed to have just died. I was taking a picture and it stopped, the screen turned purplish with thick lines. I tried turning it off and on, but it went dead. any ideas? it's 2 mos old


If it is only 2 months old,then you still have warranty.A purple lcd, viewfinder and photo is a 100% CCD failure.If out of warranty, not worth the repair. ... Panasonic Digital Cameras

Black screen when you take a picture and then bring it up on the screen there is no photo its just vertical coloured lines across the screen


Try downloading the photos to a computer. If this doesn't work there may be a problem with the flash chip. If so, try reformatting it - that worked for me when I had a couple of photo storage locations that constantly put up garbage displays and prod ... Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D Digital Camera

View screen has purple lines across whole screen cant take a pic.


Hello,It is bad ccd issue in Canon A95 camera and ccd imager needs to be replaced.Canon will repair A95 free of cost as per announced scheme.Click ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Horizontal lines I have a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80.  When I look at the screen to take a picture, everything looks fine.  Video setting works fine too.  But, when I take a picture, there are horizontal lines all the way across the whole screen on every picture on every setting except the video as I already stated.  Please let me know what this means.  Thanks for your help.


HiIt sounds like the aperture in your lens is stuck open and the pictures are overexposed. Try a lower light setting, do the pictures look alright? If so it's the aperture, and the lens will need to be replaced. If the camera is still in ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

Hi there, my sony Cyber-shot camera when switched on has all coloured distorted lines across the screen, when i take a picture it is very bright and totally out of focus, is there anything that can be done for this problem. Thanks, Denise


Hi Denise. From your description, you almost certainly have suffered the infamous "Sony 5MP CCD Failure". if you find that the screen will display pictures taken before the fault occurred perfectly normally then it's definitely the CCD and not the LC ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

PURPLE LINES SHOWING ON SCREEN WHEN ATTEMPTING TO TAKE PHOTOS


Your camera likely needs a new CCD imaging sensor. It is a cute little thing and is very expensive to replace. I've seen deals to repair any digital camera on eBay and I would check for a local repair person in your area. You can use the search on ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

HI, the camera was hanging on back of a chair with the strap and slip off to the Tile floor. The camera takes pictures but, lines come across the screen as soon as the picture is taken. My wife has down loaded the camera and relayed that all the pictures taken after the drop either have the lines or just didn't take at all. The drop to the floor was probably 18" to 24"


Hello , Guess the lens has damaged !! better take it to a technician!!! ... Digital Cameras

I just recently bought a Polaroid t1234 from walmart and ive only had it for 2 weeks. When i turn the camera on the screen turns pink or has pink lines running across the screen. When the camera is like this it wont take any pictures, if i do the pictures turn out pink just like the screen. I dont have the receipt and so i cant take it back but i want to know what is wrong with it or how much it will be to get it fixed.


The CCD image sensor chip is faulty, take it back for replacement. You do not need a receipt, If you paid by debit/credit card, use your paper statement as proof of purchase ... Digital Cameras

When I attempt at taking photos with my camera, I notice that most of them don't turn out. Instead all I can see in the screen & the picture is this purple-ish screen. It responds to light, but I can't see any figures (people). It does this with, not only pictures, but videos also. Once in a great while, it will work fine, but lately I've taken 3 pictures without any weird, purple, fuzzy lines on them. I've had my camera for only 6 months, and I may have dropped it a few times, but probably not


I do not know what the problem is. I have the same camera, mine works fine. However, i have the same problem with my cell phone camera. I do not know what happened to it. It was working fine. Now my pictures turn out multi colored. If you happen to f ... Fuji Finepix Z20fd Digital Camera

Lines Hi, I just bought my FE-280 camera and found that there are lines across every picture I take. You cannot see the lines when you are viewing what you are going to take through the screen but once you take the photo, the lines appear. Is this a setting problem or a fault in the camera?


Same problem with my canon a85 , fault ccd ! ... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

My pictures and the lcd screen come out blurry and pink, with horizontal lines across I have a Sony CyberShot DSC-T1 Digital Camera with 5 megapixels and 3x optical zoom I got in 2004. When I take pictures using flash, the light or white colored objects and people turn out pink on the LCD screen. The image isn't distorted and there aren't any lines or blurry images. Things just turn pink... Very frustrating!


Hi,\015\012Camera symptoms shows bad CCD Imager in camera and this part needs to be replaced.\015\012Sony has announced free of cost repair scheme for such problem in DSC-T1 models. Please click ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

I have a Cannon PowerShot A75 and when I try to take pictures the screen is black and there are lines running across the screen. It will not take pictures. I have charged the batteries and I have put new batteries in and it did not solve the problem. Please tell me what I need to do to fix my camera. There is not a Canon dealer near me. Thanks, Brenda Chapman


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. I'm sure there's a UPS station nearby you. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the f ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

I have a Cannon PowerShot A75 and when I try to take pictures the screen is black and there are lines running across the screen. It will not take pictures. I have charged the batteries and I have put new batteries in and it did not solve the problem. Please tell me what I need to do to fix my camera. There is not a Canon dealer near me. Thanks, Brenda Chapman


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Shipping is via UPS and FEDex This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two ... Canon Digital Cameras

After I take a picture white lines come up across the screen over the picture i have just taken. don't know how to sort?


CCD FAILURE !Pls contact Nikon for free repairs just call them they will do it free bcoz it is manufac defect in thousands of camerasee thishttp://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.htmlPls rate me well ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

Purple screen when i go to take a picture the picture comes up purple, but you can review all the pictures ive taken in the past and they come up just fine. ive already taken battery out and all that stuff but it still has the purple screen syndrome.like when i got to take a picture it has a purple screen, you can still kinda see the image in it, and once the picture is taken and review it is purple though all previous pics are just fine, what is wrong with my camera? can it be fixed?


... Casio Exilim EX-Z50 RED STAR Digital Camera

View finder screen has horizontal lines, almost looks like static. Picture is black across the bottom with purple horizontal lines across the top. Help!


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

DSC-W70 The camera seems to work as it should however when I take a picture, the resulting image on the LCD screen is distorted. By this I mean that lines appear horizontally across the screen. The only time that it works well is when I take it out of normal mode and set it to Multi Burst. However with Multi Burst, the flash does not work.


Did you ever get this problem resolved? ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

Squigly lines run across screen cannot take pictures.


If its Canon A75 camera then its problem of defective ccd imager and Canon will repair your camera free of cost.Click ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Coloured lines on picture screen


I have the same issue, Although My camera is a samsung N46, It was working perfectly the night before, then my friend switched it on and it came up with a black backround and pink + purple vertical lines going through it. ... Olympus FE-120 Digital Camera

When taking a picture with my Pentax Optic M10, there are suddenly lines across the screen. When I attempt to view the pictures on the computer, the card is not recognized. When I put a new card in the camera, the same thing happens with the picture. When I view the card (both old and new) in another camera, I get a "card error" message. Is the camera hooped?


It's likely something wrong with your camera.You may do the following test:Try to format your card (warning: everything will be wiped) and then take some more pictures.If the problem persists, then you probably need to take it to a ... Pentax Optio M10 Digital Camera

Purple Pictures When in the camera mode my mvc-fd73 appears all purple, the pictures also turn out this way. I was outside taking pictures and noticed the screen color go nutz a couple of times. Came inside to take a few pictures and found the camera in this purple almost a solorized effect. The Screen looks fine in the play mode. I've tried a freshly charged battery and a fresh disk, but it made no difference.


This is a CCD sensor problem and should be replaced. Try to have it done free of charge by Sony even though your camera is an old model because CCD sensor should last 10 years +. ... Sony Mavica MVC-FD73 Digital Camera
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