My ~10 year old Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 (IXUS 430) has been left in a drawer for the past 6 years.
I took it out recently to give to my young son as his first camera, but the pictures have a purple cast, with a purple bar accorss the top. Some of the pictures are almost completely distorted (examples below).
BTW the these photos were taken with AWB on. Hitting the camera sometimes seems to fix the distortion.
What has happend to the camera or sensor to cause this and is there a (cheap) fix.