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Horizontal lines Hello, I have Canon S1 horizontal lines, after picture is being taken. Picture in preview mnode is OK, video mode works fine too. Replaced CF card and the failure persist. The camera is as new never fall. The lines are white ,but were picture is visibal colurs are distorted. Can you estimate cost of the fix? and root cause? Thank you in advance, Noa.

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I have the same problem with my camera and it appears to be a well known problem with this camera and some others models beside of canon's: The problem appears to be caused by a defective CCD integrated in the camera. The CCD is not very resistant to various enviromental factors such as humidity and changes of temperature, causing the "porcelain" cover of the CCD "brake" and make a contact failure or something like that. The fact is that Canon, Sony and some other brands annouced CCD Repair "or" replacement programs totally free of charge to the cameras presenting this problem. To identify if this is your problem, your camera must show at least one of these symptoms: *The images in screen LCD present/display a very noticeable dye towards some color. *The screen is completely black. *The images are corrupted or distorted. *The images have horizontal lines or bands. *The images have vertical lines or bands. - The problem appears because the type of glue that was used in the manufacture on the part of Sony, is sensible to the heat and the humidity, causing that the sensor separates of its base and creating failures in the connectors of the CCD. In a publication made by Canon Asia they annouce: Affected products that exhibit this phenomenon will be repaired free of charge, regardless of the warranty status, if disconnection of the internal wiring of the CCD is confirmed. which means, that at least in these places, Canon will free repair the cameras affected by this problem after even expired the guarantee. I hope this information is useful for you. Please rate my solution. Anyway you can check these sites up (in spanish but try google translator): http://www.faq-mac.com/mt/archives/020325.php http://www.foto-digital.com.mx/2005/10/14/konica-minolta-notifica-problemas-en-camaras/ http://www.ayerpm.cl/victor/blog

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