Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera ?

Hi, when the camera is turned on the veiw finder & screen shows lines that change on where you point the camera whith a slight shadow of the shapes you look at !!! Thank you.

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The ccd sensor has almost certainly failed. To confirm, see if menu displays show normally on top of the distorted image and also whether photos taken prior to the fault display correctly.

Your Nikon camera was fitted with the notorious 5MP ccd manufactured badly by Sony; huge numbers of them have failed prematurely and there was a program to offer free repairs to those who complained.

Unfortunately the scheme finished last September and only continues for a couple of Sony models until March 2010. Every other affected make and model is now considered to be beyond the original design lifespan. Yours may be up to almost eight years old now, so has likely far exceeded it's five year design life.

If you can find the CCD unit as a spare part, then repair is possible, but without the repair being free it's completely uneconomical.

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