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Canon a85 problem

I mixed the batteries - 2 rechargable to other. Now the camera has lost all its functions. can still take 1 shot, but cannot view there are ligths flashing the menu wont come up etc etc. Have i broken the camera for good? the screen is normal when u turn on but as soon as u take a pic - I get 1/600 and F2/8 on bottom of screen and loads of green boxes over the display. The zoom does not work and neither can you scroll through the pics

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Re: canon a85 problem

Could be that the non-rechargeable batteries are blocking current from the rechargeable ones. Either get all rechargeable and charge them AT LEAST 14 hours before using, or use all alkaline - fresh. If the same display happens it could be a defective CCD which is being replaced FREE by Canon. Go here for details:

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Are the batteries fo Powershot A85 rechargeable

This camera takes ordinary AA batteries. You can use alkaline ones, which are mostly not rechargeable, or you can use a set of AA size NiMH rechargeable ones, which will last longer per charge than a set of alkalines. You will need a separate charger for the batteries, they won't charge in the camera. You can buy a charger complete with a set of batteries cheaply online or in shops. Get ones marked 2300 mAH or 2700 mAH if you can- they will last longer than ones with lower ratings.

Oct 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Pictures come out with red tint and out of focus

This is known problem of ccd imager failure in Canon A85 camera and ccd imager will be replaced to get correct live view to take pictures.
Canon offers free of cost ccd imager replacement in A85 camera, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

Apr 09, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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A85 camera LCD shows up with pink and black lines every time a picture is taken. LCD screen displays the camera icons on LCD screen but will not take anymore photo's. Lens used to view picture status...

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

Jan 06, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Lcd screen flickers in photo mode

If your Canon A85 shows distorted image in live view (camera mode) then its known problem of ccd imager chip failure. Check below image.
canon offers free of cost ccd imager chip replacement in A85 model.
Please confirm if its canon A85 camera or any other model to provide you more info.


Dec 23, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Scrambled image in shooting mode-Canon A85

It is problem of bad CCD Imager in your Canon A85 camera and ccd imager will be replaced to get correct picture in live view/ shooting mode.
Canon will repair your camera free of cost. Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

Sep 08, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot A85

I decided to send you this from the Canon website to see if this helps: 
Issue: What are the specifications for batteries that I can use in my camera?
Solution: Recommended AA batteries for your camera.

What types of AA batteries can I use? Canon rechargeable (NiMH) batteries For the best results, we recommend using Canon rechargeable (NiMH) batteries. Rechargeable batteries provide the best performance and are the most economical choice.
battery_charger_kit_cbk4_300.jpgThe Canon Battery & Charger Kit includes a battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. The battery kit can be purchase from the Canon eStore.
AA alkaline batteries AA alkaline batteries such as those from Energizer or Duracell will provide the best performance for non-rechargeable batteries.
  • ALL AA-based PowerShot digital cameras (including A Series and S5 IS / SX100 IS-type):"Never use manganese (non-alkaline) batteries."
  • Since the performance of alkaline batteries may differ according to brand, the operating time of the batteries you purchase may not be as long as the batteries that came with the camera.
  • Camera operating time may shorten at low temperatures when alkaline batteries are used. Also due to their specifications, alkaline batteries may expire faster than NiMH batteries. If you are using the camera in cold areas or for a long time, we recommend using Canon AA-size NiMH Battery Kit (a four piece set).
  • While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries, performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended.
  • Never mix unused and partially used batteries. Always load two or four (depending on camera model) fresh (or fully recharged) batteries at the same time.
  • Be careful to load the batteries with their positive (+) and negative (-) ends in the right direction.
  • Never mix batteries of different types or from different manufacturers. All batteries should be identical.
  • Before inserting the batteries, wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth. Oil from ones skin or other dirt may cause a considerable reduction in the number of recordable images or reduced usage time.
  • Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures (especially with alkaline batteries). If you are using the camera in cold areas and batteries are running down faster than they should, you may be able to restore performance by placing batteries in an inner pocket to warm them up prior to use. But be careful that you don't put the batteries into a pocket together with a metal key chain or other metallic objects, as these objects may cause batteries to short-circuit.
  • If you do not plan to use the camera for a long time, remove the batteries from the camera and store them in a safe place. Batteries may leak and damage the camera if left installed during prolonged periods of non-use.
Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer seal is completely or partially missing or peeled off, as there is risk that such batteries may leak, overheat, or burst. Always check the seals on store-bought batteries before loading them, as some batteries may come with defective seals. Do not use batteries with defective seals.

Oct 26, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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PowerShot A85 Problem CCD sensors???

The CCD is faulty ... it is a faulty designed CCD ... Canon had recalled the product for a certain period just check if it is still on and get it replaced ..... or if you need a quick fix ...get the CCD replaced by your local repair man

Oct 12, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Canon Power Shot A85 digital camera

See this link. This service notice applies worldwide, so if you don't live in the US, contact your regional Canon service agency. They should repair your camera at no charge, regardless of warranty status.

Jul 27, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Change batteries message pops up with new batteries

Chargeable batteries usually last for a year or two. Alkaline batteries should only be expected to last for around a dozen shots (as such, NEVER rely on alkaline batteries). Recommend buying another set of NiMH rechargeables. Make sure you get 2500 mah or better power rating (look on the package).

Jun 23, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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