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If you're like one of some 75 million digital camera owners, in some point in time, the camera more than likely to develop one or more problems and are in need of repair of Digital Cameras. Common problems include LCD cracks, broken battery doors, or the board level problems stuck lenses.

There are a set of digital cameras however, that develop their unique problems, all stemming back to a batch of defective Sony CCD produced and used in these models of cameras.

What is big problem with the faulty CCD? Well Sony were a number of CCD sensors for various digital cameras between 2003 and 2005, at least 20 different models. And more hot and humid conditions, the CCD is beginning to fail, producing some crazy looking for pictures or cause a black screen for display on the camera.

Here is a list of everything bad that Sony CCD models I can not find right now, as I can find more, I'll add to the list.

Canon Cameras digital camcorders

* PowerShot A60
* PowerShot A70
* PowerShot A75
* PowerShot A300
* PowerShot A310
* PowerShot S230 Digital Elph / Digital IXUS V3 / IXY D320
* PowerShot SD100 Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS II / Ixy Digital 30
* PowerShot SD110 Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS IIs / 30th Digital IXY
* PowerShot A40
* PowerShot A80
* PowerShot A85
* PowerShot A95
* PowerShot S1 IS
* PowerShot S60
* PowerShot S200 ELPH Digital / Digital IXUS V2 / IXY DIGITAL 200th
* PowerShot S400 Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS 400 / IXY DIGITAL 400
* PowerShot S410 Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS 430 / IXY DIGITAL 450
* PowerShot S500 Digital ELPH / DIGITAL IXUS 500 / IXY DIGITAL 500 (includes White Limited version)

* MV600i
* MV630i
* MV650i
* MV700i
* MV730i
* MV750i
* MV5i
* MC MV5i
* MC MV6i
* ZR60
ZR65 MC *
ZR70 MC *
* ZR80
* ZR85
* ZR90
Elura 40 MC *
* Elura 50

Website Canon does not support forms or documents, so you can save some time (if you live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico) by calling the Canon line Customer Support at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 12 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. (All times EST.) Alternatively, you can send e-mail to:

Fujifilm Digital Cameras

Model range serial number (s)

• 3JA4 **** FinePix A303 to 3JA5 ****
• FinePix F410 32A1 **** to 32A7 ****, 32A6 ****, 32A9 ****
• FinePix F700 33A0 ****, 34A1 ****
• FinePix S2 Pro 31A127 31A143 ** ** a, ** a ** 32A039 32A000, 33A000 33A007 ** ** a, ** a ** 34A004 34A000

Serial numbers can be found at the bottom of the cameras. From the Fuji service professional, the following applies to U.S. customers:

If it is necessary to:
Package the camera carefully using ample padded material to prevent damage in transit. Include your name, address and telephone number with shipping, and a general description of the problem. Keep track of the serial number of the camera and the shipment tracking number. Send your camera at the Center Fuji Service follows:

Fuji Photo Film USA, Inc.
1100 King George Post Road.
Edison, NJ 08837
Attn: Repair Camera Dept. / CCD Advisory

Konica Minolta Digital Cameras

* DiMAGE 7i
* DiMAGE 7Hi
* DiMAGE X20
* DiMAGE S414
* DiMAGE F300

Note: Sony has taken the service of Konica-Minolta digital cameras. site Sony website and customer lists affected models Konica-Minolta with a guide to troubleshooting and repair request form.

Kyocera Digital Cameras

* Finecam S3L
* Finecam S5
* Finecam S5R
* TV Contax

Additional digital cameras added from the original 2005 included advisory services by Kyocera as follows:

* Finecam M400R
* Finecam M410R
* Finecam SL400R

At this time, both ads appear only to cover the Japanese domestic market. We have yet to see any advertising for Kyocera in other markets, and advise customers who have experienced the problem contact your local office of Kyocera to determine if your camera can be covered by the warranty. For customers in Japan, instructions on how to seek redress cover digital cameras can be found in the advisory service in Japanese.

Leica and Panasonic Digital Cameras

* Leica Digilux 2
* Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1

In December 2006, we told readers about an extended warranty for Leica Digilux 2 is a digital camera, which are problems with the CCD image sensor. Because the Leica Digilux 2 is a design variant of Panasonic Lumix Dmc-LC1, it is not surprising to find that LC1 some digital cameras can suffer the same problem.

Panasonic Canada has published a notice in their customer support page indicating a number limited 2004 model DMC-LC1 digital camera within a specific range of serial numbers affected. The serial number will A4SYxxxxx and G4SYxxxxx. Spanish customers are asked to call Panasonic Canada toll-free call center number is 1-800-561-5505 for assistance in organizing a free repair.

Nikon Digital Cameras

* Coolpix SQ
* Coolpix 3100
* Coolpix 5700
* Coolpix 3500
* Coolpix 4500
* Coolpix 5000
* Coolpix 5400

There is a button on the page of Nikon U.S. house picture, called "Coolpix Service Advisory: 3100-5700-SQ-5400-4500-5000-3500" that displays information in a popup window. Here's a link to it in a separate window: Coolpix Service Advisory. Here are links to other sites Site Nikon, the Coolpix know faq Advisory and Counselling Service of contamination.

Olympus Digital Cameras

* Camedia C-5050 Zoom
* Camedia C-730 Ultra Zoom

Olympus is offering, as distinct from repair affected cameras, even if they are not seeing the problem yet. Their free repair policy is extended to four years from the date of original purchase. They ask that if your camera is functioning properly, You wait on shipping until January 2006 due to the high volume of repair business during the holiday season. To determine if your camera is involved, call 888-553-4448 in the repair of Olympus, Monday through Friday, 8 am-10 pm EST, or email to

Pentax Cameras digital

* Optio 330RS
* Optio 330GS
* Optio 33L
* Optio 43WR
* Optio 550
* Optio 555

Pentax USA published a brief note on its home page Customer service and support that customers to a separate PDF file for more information. This document commits the repair to rid the problem of the burden, regardless of warranty status, if the camera does not have other symptoms not described as part of the problem.

PENTAX Service Department
12,000 100B Zuni Street – Suite
Westminster CO 80234

We could not find any details about the duration of the offer free repair, or the affected serial numbers. We suggest you simply contact Pentax to clarify these issues.

Digital Cameras Ricoh

* Caplio RR30
* Caplio 300G
* Caplio G3
* Caplio G3 model M
* Caplio G3 model S
* Caplio ProG3
* Caplio G4
* Caplio G4 wide
* Caplio 400G wide
* Caplio RX

Ricoh U.S. support took a little digging to find. Ricoh Global issued same service advisory. Service centers in various regions U.S., Canada, South America and service for Ricoh cameras is responsible for:

CRIS Camera Services
Phone: 800-22 RICOH
Fax: 480-940-1329

We could not find any details regarding the duration of the free offer of reparation, or the affected serial numbers. We suggest you simply contact CRIS Camera Services directly to learn how to proceed.

Sony Digital Cameras Camcorders

* Cyber-Shot Dsc-F717
* Cyber-shot DSC-P10
* Cyber-shot DSC-P12
* Cyber-shot DSC-P2
* Cyber-shot DSC-P31
* Cyber-shot DSC-P32
* Cyber-shot DSC-P51
* Cyber-shot DSC-P52
* Cyber-shot DSC-P7
* Cyber-shot DSC-P71
* Cyber-shot DSC-P72
* Cyber-shot DSC-P8
* Cyber-shot DSC-P92
* Cyber-shot DSC-U10
* Cyber-shot DSC-U20
* Cyber-shot DSC-U30
* Cyber-shot DSC-U60
* Cyber-shot DSC-V1
* CD Mavica MVC-CD250
* CD Mavica MVC-CD400
* CD Mavica MVC-CD500
* FD Mavica MVC-FD100
* FD Mavica MVC-FD200

* Cyber-shot DSC-F88
* Cyber-shot DSC-M1
* Cyber-shot DSC-T1
* Cyber-shot DSC-T11
* Cyber-shot DSC-T3
* Cyber-shot DSC-T33
* Cyber-shot DSC-U40
* Cyber-shot DSC-U50

* CCD-TRV118
* CCD-TRV128
* CCD-TRV228
* CCD-TRV318
* CCD-TRV328
* CCD-TRV418
* CCD-TRV428

Camcorders, DCR-DVD models

DCR-DVD100 *
DCR-DVD101 *
DCR-DVD200 *
DCR-DVD300 *

Camcorders, DCR-TRV camcorder models

* DCR-TRV250
* DCR-TRV260
* DCR-TRV265
* DCR-TRV340
* DCR-TRV361
* DCR-TRV460
* DCR-TRV740
* DCR-TRV840
* DCR-TRV940
* DCR-TRV950

DCR-IP models

* DCR-IP45
* DCR-IP55

Camcorders, DCR-PC models

* DCR-pc101
* DCR-PC101E
* DCR-PC103E
* DCR-PC104E
* DCR-pc105
* DCR-PC105E
* DCR-PC106E
* DCR-PC107E
* DCR-PC108
* DCR-PC108E
* DCR-PC115
* DCR-PC115E
* DCR-PC120
* DCR-PC120E

Camcorders, DCR-VX models

* DCR-VX2000
* DCR-VX2000E
* DCR-VX2100
* DCR-VX2100E

Camcorders, DCR-HC

* DCR-HC15
* DCR-HC20
* DCR-HC30

CLIE Handheld Computing Models professional camcorders
(Format DVCAM)

* PEG-NZ90 / G
* PEG-NZ90 / H

* DSR-250 and DSR-250 P /
DSR-PD150 DSR-PD150P * Y
* DSR-PD170 and DSR-PD170P
* DSR-PDX10 DSR-and PDX10P

As Sony is the manufacturer of the original sensor for all-party products mentioned above (and Because of the wide range of products they produce) that should not be a surprise that Sony has by far the largest number of products concerned. This should not be taken as an indication of a deficiency inherent in Sony products beyond the sensors are no longer involved.

There is no way of services or addresses Sony email is provided in U.S. site. Rather, owners are instructed to contact the Sony Customer Information Services Center for more help on 1-866-703-7669.

I hope they can obtain compensation for the camera for free! Good luck, and let me know if you do!

Thomas Drayton

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digital camera repair and DIY parts
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