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My Canon PowerShot A80 has a metering problem I think

When taking pictures today, my Auto setting changed from 160/f 2.8 to 2000/f 8.0. The resulting pictures looked like they had been shot through a very dense light pink window screen. After I shut it down, changed batteries and turned it on again, the pictures were normal, but only for 2 shots, after which, it reverted to the weird setting and gave me the pink screen effect (light pink screen with lighter horizontal lines running across entire display). A couple of shots were completely black; the rest went back to the pink screen with the image barely visible. The settings for the number of pictures I can take with the 32 mb memory card also vastly decreased to 3 pictures in the large format. I changed the memory card and reformatted the new card, to no avail. I've taken great care with this camera - it's never been damaged, gotten dirty or been exposed to high humidity. I'm mystified. I love this camera! It was a replacement for a Toshiba digital that the motherboard died in 4 years ago.

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  • kacygrl Nov 07, 2008

    I've been in touch with Canon and they are pretty much in agreement with your diagnosis. I'm in the process of getting the repair form and UPS label to return the camera to them for free repair of this problem. Thank you!

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Hello,
Your Canon A80 has problem of defective CCD Imager Sensor and this part need to be replaced.
Good news is that Canon will replace CCD Imager free of cost as per announced free of cost repair scheme.
Click on Canon CCD Advisory for details how to obtain free repair facility.
Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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