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October 13, 2005 - Joining the small but growing number of manufacturers who have been issuing service advisories this month for faulty CCDs, Ricoh has issued a service advisory for several of its digital camera models. When some digital cameras are put into camera mode, a faulty CCD causes the image on the LCD to be distorted or absent entirely.
Affected units can be found among the following models:
Caplio G3 model M
Caplio G3 model S
Caplio G4 wide
Caplio 400G wide
Ricoh is offering a free repair for owners of affected cameras, regardless of whether the damaged models are still under warranty. For the full service advisory, go to: http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/info/ccd/ .