Having problems with your Konica Minolta DiMAGE A1 Digital Camera ?

Viewfinder shows only streaks

\015 I have a Minolta Dimage A1 digital camera. Sometimes when I turn it on it works fine. At other times, all I see through the viewfinder are streaks.Is this repairable?\015

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Hi Kenopin, my Konica Minolta A1 camera failed (stopped capturing images) during 2007 with similar symptoms. The sensor used in the A1 and many other cameras/camcorders of that vintage were made by Sony and have been recognised as subject to failure due to an Integrated Circuit packaging failure. Sony bought the KM company and from April 2006 have aranged support for KM products. Sony have generously offered to repair failed cameras of that era, at no charge, when the failure is due to a failed Sony sensor. My camera was repaired by the appointed Australian service company and returned within 3 weeks - I only paid the postage to send it in for repair.
\015\012You should make enquiries re your camera problem with the Sony Camera Support Center in your location.
If the pictures are like that as well, chances are your CCD sensor is on the way out. \015\012if only on the viewfinder (so pictures are OK) it may well be the display of the viewfinder that is also known to give problems although much less... however, if the viewfinder is the problem you should be OK to use the cam. in case you did not replace the CCD, i would be careful spending any money. i am now trying to get the 3rd CCD in my cam... they are really a problem....\015\012I have 2 of these and they seem to keep on failing on the CCD's. pity, since i really love this camera...\015\012
\015\012ton
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