Question about Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
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.
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!!!
Posted on Aug 22, 2007
How long did it take for them to fix it and return the camera to you?
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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
Posted on Mar 25, 2007
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.
Posted on Jun 19, 2006
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
Posted on Mar 29, 2006
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