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What's wrong with this compact camera?

by dieseljordn / October 29, 2012 8:42 AM PDT

I am hoping someone can identify the issue this camera is having. I'm assuming it's something with the lens, but am hoping someone can pinpoint the exact problem.
The lens captures a pink hued blur, with low light sensitivity.
The youtube link below will take you to a video showing the camera issue.

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Clarification Request
(NT) Make, model, age, dropped onto concrete?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2012 8:46 AM PDT
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by dieseljordn / October 29, 2012 9:00 AM PDT
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I find it hard to believe this camera came out in 2001.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2012 9:10 AM PDT
In reply to: clarification
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Kodak V1253
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 29, 2012 10:15 AM PDT

Can't be 2001.
Where I checked, it shows it was introduced April 27, 2007.

Failed CCD sensor for sure.
Most likely moisture has gotten into the sensor.
Possibly from a high humidity area or camera has been exposed to water.

Since Kodak is in the midst of Bankrupsy and have ceased making cameras, it is unlikely you can get it repaired.

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Replacement parts
by dieseljordn / October 29, 2012 1:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Kodak V1253

If I were to buy a functioning but beat up duplicate camera, do you think a parts swap could be undertaken to correct the issue?

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Camera Repair
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 29, 2012 2:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Replacement parts

I don't recomment it.
Most people can't get the case off a camera without damaging the camera.
If you are proficient with tools and have a background of working on electronics you could probably change the part out. But the odds are not on your side to get it working properly again.

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by dieseljordn / October 29, 2012 2:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Camera Repair

Well, many thanks for your input. Whether I brick the camera or not, I'd only be out about 30 dollars. Maybe I'll give it a try, as I've had luck taking apart many ipods and iphones...

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