I am still waiting for a response to my question .... When I turn my Kodak EasyShare V1253 on, the picture that appears in the viewfinder varies in wavering shades of purple. I have tried holding the shutter button down to try to adjust this problem to no avail. If I take a picture what you see is what you get. The problem is accompanied by a faint whirring sound within the camera. What started out as a very occasional problem has evolved into an always problem. Can this be fixed? If so, where shall I send it?
Make: Kodak EasyShare
Holding down the shutter button to try to steady the picture and make the purple disappear.
Put in a new battery.
Check for any debris in the battery compartment (clean as a whistle)
Hello, thanks for contacting us. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'XX try to assist you with your issue.There are two reasons for the purple fringe, one is an almost dead CCD, the other one involves physical abuse of the camera (such as if it fell to the floor or dipped in water or something like that)I cannot assume any of those because the whirring may point to the latter while the "evolving" may point to the former.Because you can get a new one for under $20http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=V1253&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&biw=1062&bih=909&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3816872606076949426&sa=X&ei=XPGrT4esO4Su8QSWmNka&ved=0CG4Q8wIwAA#ps-sellersI strongly suggest not to pursue any repair whatsoever and just get a new one.I hope this helped.
What is a CCD?
CCD means "Color Capture Device" Its a small light sensitive chip which is responsible for capturing the light and converting it to something a digital processor understands. It is the equivalent of "film" for digital cameras.It is basically the "heart" of the camera. It's not very costly, but I doubt you can replace it, and if you do it will probably cost you more than just getting a new camera, unless we are talking of a professional camera in the range of thousands of dollars.Best.