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Canon A75, loses image completely-maybe image sensor?

I've had my A75 for a little over a year. I love this little camera and have been through thick and thin through it. In the last few weeks, I'm not sure what is causing it but I will get this: http://www.steadief.com/temp/hike/IMG_6842_9_1.JPG A few minutes before the pictures were great. A little while later they are great. I've tried: -Changing the batteries. -Removing and re-inserting the CF card. -Changing the setting selector on top of the camera to every other setting. -Depressing the shutter to make the camera autofocus -Using manual focus (even though you can't see anything) -Pointing it into bright light -Pointing it into the dark I'm stumped. It appears if I let the camera sit for a while, it then works again. Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks in advance.

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  • Sinchec Dec 12, 2007

    I have had my Canon A75 camera for over 3 years and have taken thousands of pictures. I like very much this camera however I was disappointed yesterday when I started getting the same pictures like yours. How did you fix you camera? Did you call Canon? Please e-mail me at sinchec_blue@yahoo.com.
    Thanx!

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    When I turn the camera on certain icons appear then the screen goes blank. If I shoot a picture nothing appears on the screen or monitor. I have charged up the batteries.

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    Camera working find one second and then noisy image and black LCD

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Canon does repair it free of charge even after warranty I just sent back my powershot a75 I got almost 3 years ago!! (that stopped taking pictures all I got was some Pink & Black lines across the screen) they even paid for the shipping of both ways!!!

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How long did it take for them to fix it and return the camera to you?

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Thanks for this posting - I got my A75 fixed by calling the number provided above in Aug 2008: 1-800-828-4040! Just wanted to express my gratitude!!

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

  • mkmillar Sep 24, 2008

    Oh yeah, I should also add that I bought my camera in 2004 and they still fixed it for free. They fix it even if the warranty no longer applies...

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Canon has done a recall on the ccd sensor and whether you are under warranty or not they will fix it free of charge...for more info go to there website. :) I'm sending my a75 back right now. Or better yet call 1-800-828-4040

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My Olympus C-5050 digital suddenly exhibited the identical problem in the spring of 2005, making the camera completely useless. A repair was estimated to cost over $200, which I didn't think was worthwhile. Several months later, while browsing the web (on DP Review I think), I learned of an Olympus recall and free repair including shipping both ways. This problem might be similar to what you now have, except the recall may not be in effect for you. I later read that the Sony CCD sensors used in numerous models of cameras from many different camera manufacturers had a fault and Sony was paying each camera company to replace customers' defective circuitry. Since the repair last fall, my camera has functioned flawlessly. Consider calling Canon USA and insisting that they check for recalls or other customers with similar problems. Perhaps your efforts will be rewarded with a free repair (or another camera.) Good luck.

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First of all, that's a very nice picture ;] but I'm guessing you won't share my enthusiasm... I heard of the same outcome caused by a fault with the main circuit, and it's something that you need to send for repair. I guess that "a little over a year" is post warranty dead line. The other guy got this bug just inside the warranty, 10 months I think. Get an estimate, and decide if it makes sense to send for repair or not. Good luck

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