Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare M853 Digital Camera ?

Camera operates OK but pictures have a purple cast and fine vertical lines. This distortion is also present looking at the screen before picture is taken.


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Sorry but these are classic symptoms of a failed ccd imaging chip, and it's effectively irreparable.

Repair costs will exceed what you could buy another brand new one for (£58), although it is a discontinued model. £70 ish would buy an equivalent current model replacement and would still be cheaper than the repair costs. Buying the spare part alone (you probably can't anyway) will typically cost more than buying a replacement camera.

The only way your camera is going to be worth a repair is if it is still under the manufacturer's one year warranty as it won't cost you anything, but the model was discontinued around two years ago so this option is unlikely to apply.


Sorry that the outlook for this is bleak, but hopefully you have found my reply to be of use. If so please rate my answer.

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