Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera ?

Bad picture When you turn the camera on the picture in the window looks like an old tv with rabbit ears...its fuzzy and has colored lines running across the screen...


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Well if the LCD is screw ! My was black and it got fixed with the solution. It starts with a fizzing vision then it looks screw up. It is the same problem . l fix it with the solution. Thanks I wish i found this site a couple of months ago.
Better yet, go to Sony's website and describe the problem your experiencing. Have heard that they have sometimes offered to repair it for free as the problem is so widespread (Note that it's not on any recall list though):
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Bad picture When you turn the camera on the picture in the window looks like an old tv with rabbit ears...its fuzzy and has colored lines running across the screen...


Well if the LCD is screw ! My was black and it got fixed with the solution. It starts with a fizzing vision then it looks screw up. It is the same problem . l fix it with the solution. Thanks I wish i found this site a couple of months ago. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 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!


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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 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 trying to take pictures I have a black screen with fuzzy white lines running though the screen. Yet there is nothing wrong when I view already taken pictures


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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

Canon PowerShot A75 digital cmera suddenly went dead so I can no longer take pictures. Colors flash across the screen instead of the normal clear screen. It turns on and I can pick up the old pictures. It worked one day and then the next was gone. I love the camera and have had it for just over one year. If it costs too much to repair I won't bother, but what do I do and where do I go?


Please not, I live in Germany at an Air Force Base. I called the Canon company here in Germany. They diagnosed the problem, something apparently inherent with this camera, and told me the representant dealer close to where I live is the only one al ... Canon Digital Cameras

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

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

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

Canon A80 My camera is about 5 yrs old. The screen displays primarily fuzzy vertical lines and when I take a picture of this, it comes out the same as indicated by the camera screen. I read your analysis of this on the internet. I have never taken the camera apart in any way. Could you describe this and what tools might be needed?


Just got my camera back from Canon, all fixed. ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

I dropped my camera and there are some lines running across my photos. it is also not a problem with the LCD screen - I uploaded my pictures on my computer and the pictures turn out the same as on the camera. help! thank you!!!


I have the same problem but did not drop mine. ... Digital Cameras

My screen colors are corrupted such that blues are green, reds are electric blue, yellows are lavender-pink. Pictures taken since this happened are OK when transferred to PMB/other picture program. Do not remember any trauma to camera, but it had misbehaved a few times before by staying white for some time or showing flashing lines across image.


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Colored lines across screen when displaying picture


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F410. Have lines running across theviewing screen & get distorted pictures. Seems to be a common problem as I have seen these cameras advertised for sale (used) with the same symptoms.


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My four year old Canon IXUS II has started blurring the picture when ready to take with lines going across the screen, any advice on what this could be?


Hello Dear,\015\012This is a CCD problem your are requested to take the camera to any Canon Auth. Service Station and you job will be done.\015\012Regards,\015\012Joseph Manoj\015\01291 9352008418 ... Digital Cameras

My powershot a70 just has a blank screen with small lines across , and cant veiw new pictures but veiw old ones Joe


When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screenand/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted image or noimage at all. While reports of this malfunction have been rare in theUnited States, we have determined that i ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

I get a maroon color screen or line across LCD during snapshots that transfers to pictures.


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OOOOH, sounds like a doosy! I'm not convinced it's fixable but you are going to have to take it apart to see for sure. \015\012\015\012Remove the case screws and try to pull the casing apart. If your not used to taking electronics apar ... Digital Cameras

The screen that shows the uptimate picture that the lens is capturing is all messed up. It has a series of color lines on the screen as well as a diagnol line accross it. So this "viewfinder" screen doesnt show any picture that I am taking. How do I fix this? (I'm not sure how this happend. I have young children it could have been anything!) Thank you, Jess


Hi,This kind of symptom appears due to bad ccd imager chip in digital \015\012camera that need to be replaced by local camera repair shop to get \015\012correct live view to take pictures.CCD Imager chip is located at end\015\012 of lens ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera

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Hi,Play the Recorder Video / Image. Do you see the same \015\012Symptoms?If yes, then you have Bad LCD Panel. You need to \015\012replace. The cost of repair might be high relevant to the Cost of the \015\012new one. ... Canon Digital Cameras

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.


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Vertical lines all across the lcd screen... will not go away ... upon turning on camera all you can see is vertical lines all the way across the screen... kinda colored lines with bright white background...PLEASE HELP...


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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

Screen damage? no problems in two years until today after shooting several "best shot" in monochrome, then returning to regular shooting position in color. no drops ever and only gentle usage. I turned it off and put camera away, then on turning it back on, the LED screen displays one-third solid white, one-third grey and only one third (bottom) of actual image. it also has an odd black "lips" image across the middle of top half. various colored lines across the bright part. I took battery out f


This problem can be sent to the manufacturer if you still have your warranty...this cameras strength is its weakness the LCD is virtually unprotected. cost of repair is more than cost of used replacement. ... Casio EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z850 Digital Camera
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