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Your Canon A70 has problem of bad CCD imager sensor and this part will be replaced.
Canon will repair your A70 camera free of cost as per announced scheme. Please click Canon CCD Advisory for details.
Thank you.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include: A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

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Applicable cameras include:
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Canon has announced a problem with some of the CCDs used in its digital cameras and camcorders which causes images not to appear or appear distorted. This is due to a malfunction that means the wiring in...


Oh it's more than just the cameras you list, and also includes some video cameras.

Canon will fix these for you for free if they're experiencing symptoms of CCD failure (black, lined, discolored, or distorted images). This includes free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable digital still cameras include:
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It is known problem of CCD Imager Sensor in Canon A70 camera and this part will be replaced.
Canon will repair A70 Free of Cost for CCD Imager problem as per announced scheme.
Click Canon CCD Imager Support for details.

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Black and purple linkes in lcd screen


Hi,

Its problem with ccd imager and imager need to be replaced.

Canon will repair A70 free of cost as per announced scheme.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.

Good luck.

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Black screen Canon powershot A70


This is what I found on
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8776


Important Notice About Your Canon Product:

It has recently come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensors used in this Canon digital camera may cause the following malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction have been rare in the United States, we have determined that it may occur if the product is exposed to hot and humid environments.
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.

If you go to canon.com they have the instructions on who to contact
and how to send the camera in. I haven't done it yet but will report
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I have a Canon Powershot A70 and when I take a picture now, the display shows a photo with horizontal lines across with very little color. Is there anything I can do? Donna


Dear dkserv:

This is almost certainly a CCD image sensor problem. The PowerShot A70 has a Product Advisory on this very issue and if you are indeed experiencing it, Canon will repair the camera at no charge regardless of how long you've owned the camera.

If the LCD screen shows this distortion in all shooting modes, yet you can see the menu (press the MENU button) just fine and/or any images taken previous to the malfunction without distortion then you've got it!

Call Canon Tech Support at 1-800-828-4040 (M-F; 8 am - midnight EST) and tell them you think you might have the CCD Image Sensor issue and they will take care of it.

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,
HeavyDLB

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I see pink


This is a defective CCD that is being repaired at no charge by Canon - go here for more details: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

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Viewer only shows distorted black and purple image.


Hi, I have exact same problem. This problem started when I used Energizer alkaline batteries first time instead of rechargeable batteries. It looks like CCD problem, but dont know how to fix it. Zahid

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