Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera ?

Screen keeps turning purple when you turn the camera on

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The image sensor has failed, the symptoms described are unmistakeable. You'll find that shots taken before the fault occurred display normally, confirming that the LCD anel is fine.

It's purely an age related issue and finally kills many digital cameras over six years old. The sensor has not failed prematurely as your camera was designed for a five year minimum lifespan. The only fix is to get the sensor professionally replaced (if available), but the cost far exceeds both the value of the camera and the cost of buying a brand new basic model which will still have a higher spec in most respects than your current model.

Your only fix is to recycle the camera and replace it.
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