Streaky pink/purple photos - diagnosis wanted!

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Digital Cameras' started by donna_s|1, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. My Canon A70 has been a wonderful little camera until recently when it suddenly went from taking normal photos to producing streaky pink and purple photos no matter what setting I used. Nothing had happened to the camera previous to this. [​IMG] [​IMG] These are good examples of what is happening. Any ideas? Should I start saving for a new camera?
  2. Sorry to say, but your camera is probably bound for the electronics recycling pile. :(

    You can probably find a replacement A70 on ebay for a really good price, or (probably the better option) look at upgrading.
  3. jbq


    Looks like a dead sensor. Makes for some interesting abstract pictures, but not necessarily the ones you'd want. Time to get a new camera.
  4. Did you try another memory card? Yours might be defective... (but unfortunately, I'm more prone to point the camera...)
  5. I have been wondering if this is a sensor problem.
    I have already tried swapping around memorycards and reformatting anything that can be reformatted.

    The camera is only about 2 years old but I did get a lot of use out of it. Next camera I think I might just go for a longer warranty.
    I'm thinking about a Canon A95 as the successor to this one as I want a point and shoot for things like kid photos to send to the family. But I also like to experiment with the macro function, take photos of food to upload onto my favourite recipe site, try tricks I've seen on Flickr etc...
  6. The situation looks pretty grim, but if there's a reset function anywhere, try that. Maybe remove the batteries for a time, then reinstall 'em. Time to raid the piggy bank.
  7. hey,

    since your camera seems to have crapped out I will releive you of it for the price of shipping, I think it would make great digital art. :)
  8. You dropped it, didn't you!

    Come on, we won't tell.
  9. I definitely didn't drop it and the kids hadn't touched it either. It honestly just happened :p
  10. Happened to the digi cam from my work mate recently as well. Look like the ccd is dead.
  11. I have a nikon coolpix 5700, and it recently started doing this exact same thing. It was fine one day and then the next it was taking pictures in the same streaked format as the ones posted above. Have tried resetting everything, tried leaving battery out for about a week and then replacing, I havent dropped it ever and always handle it with care. It displays old pictures on another memory card just fine, but if i try to take new pictures on the old card they only turn out streaked, so it must be internally somewhere. Tomorrow, i am taking it to a professional just to get a diagnosis as to what they think it is since i am out of ideas and now thinking it must be shot only after two years. anyways, if i find out at the shop what it is i'll post it for all to know.
  12. My follow up to my post just before this one. I took my camera in and they told me that although not known exactly what it is it is probably in the metering, or possibly another internal problem even more difficult to diagnose, and such a thing is pretty much pointless to replace unless im not worried about the money and just worried about keeping the camera. Its basicly like a car, the price of repair would exceed the resale price and i was therefore suggested to invest in a new camera. It took some great pictures, so all in all not a total loss. Think ill save for the digital slr ive been wanting.
  13. My Canon S1 IS did this for a while intermittently; at first it was just very occasionally, then it slowly became more frequent. Finally it was almost constant. I assumed the camera was toast, but on a hunch I replaced the old three sets of rechargable AA's that I'd been using since I bought the camera (i.e. for years) with a new set, and the camera worked perfectly for about a month. Unfortunately, it is now showing a recurrence of symptoms.

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