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    Question Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    Hello everyone!

    So I got an old DSLR (D70S) that has major image issues.
    A friend was going to throw it out, but I thought it might be worth fixing it.

    Attached are the sample images that it takes.
    I am thinking this is a bad CCD sensor. If it is the case, I can just replace it and have a camera that will take decent pictures and I don't have to worry about breaking.

    What do you all think? Is this a bad sensor? Or is it something simpler that just needs adjustment?

    Thanks everyone!


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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    ? I have no idea. Have you tried to do a reset of the camera? It does look like something is way out of order, but I have no idea what. Have you tried different card, B&W mode?

    You should send this picture to Nikon service center and ask them.
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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    Quote Originally Posted by boriska00 View Post
    Hello everyone!

    So I got an old DSLR (D70S) that has major image issues.
    A friend was going to throw it out, but I thought it might be worth fixing it.

    Attached are the sample images that it takes.
    I am thinking this is a bad CCD sensor. If it is the case, I can just replace it and have a camera that will take decent pictures and I don't have to worry about breaking.

    What do you all think? Is this a bad sensor? Or is it something simpler that just needs adjustment?

    Thanks everyone!
    I pretty sure that streaked and displaced LCD image indicate the LCD is bad.

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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    That's what I forgot to ask. Did you try to look at photos from the card or is this just from the back of the camera?
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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    These are the actual images downloaded from the memory card, not LCD snapshots.
    I did try a reset - no change.


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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    Quote Originally Posted by boriska00 View Post
    These are the actual images downloaded from the memory card, not LCD snapshots.
    I did try a reset - no change.

    Contact Nikon service center unless you think you can replace a sensor yourself... I don't think Nikon would still support and repair this older model. But you might be lucky. If it was me, I would not repair it. Better get yourself a used D90 or even D40 could be better.
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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    are these images from in-camera JPEG, for Nikon ".NEF" raw format files?

    I would try shooting in Raw, and looking at the .NEF files just to rule out the JPEG engine having a bad data path. Since the camera was free, you have nothing to lose!
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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    Thanks everyone!
    Raw images were bad as well. I picked found a working used sensor for $30, so I'll replace it and see what happens.
    Like Brian said above, I got nothing to lose in this case, but might gain a decent camera.

    I'll let you all know how it goes next week once I get the sensor.

    ​Thanks again.

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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    Coolness - hope you get it fixed.

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    Re: Old DSLR image issues - is this a bad CCD sensor?

    Replacement sensor is in, camera is as good as new!
    ​Now I need to find a good used lens for it.....
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