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The LCD monitor on my SD 200 is not functioning. When the camera is turned on the screen is bright amd shows vertical colored lines in the bottom left corner, a grey blue patch in the top left and a purple blob in the top right. It is the same with the card in or out and none of the function keys make any difference.

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Sounds like a cracked LCD screen. You may be able to fix it if you can find a replacement screen. I usually search ebay for a broken camera with other problems that I can cannibalize. Here's some examples on LCD replacement, including one for your camera. Don't recommend that you try this yourself, unless you have some experience and are comfortable with electronics.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/fixing-or-replacing-broken-lcd-screen.html

Otherwise, the cost of professional repair is beyond the value of this camera. A better option is to sell the camera on ebay for other repair hobbyists to replace the screen for themselves. You actually may get a good price for the camera IF it's still capable of taking pictures:

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