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The image veiwing window is mostly black, with horizontal

Flickering purple and white lines and a scrolling effect. The camera worked fine the last time I used it. If you try to take a picture the black scrolling lines is what you get. My camera is a Cannon Power Shot A85

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It sounds like your CCD image sensor is bad. Canon has issued a world wide technical notice regarding this, and will repair it at no cost if this is determined to be the problem, regardless of warranty.

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