M-.-n aka discodirt from Arkaos land shares what happens with a camera with a dead CCD. I love (digital) trash:

The camera in question is an old, “crappy” Minolta DiMAGE X20.

See, why can’t my gear break in interesting ways? All I get is something that refuses to turn on or a tape eject mechanism that fails. (Hello, Sony!) This is, of course, a tried-and-tested method in audio recording, as well; there are countless stories of unique sounds produced from dying DATs and failing tubes.

Got some attractive results from non-functioning gear? Let us know.