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Canon PShot A85 - blank screen with a flickering purple backgr

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I own a Powershot A85.

some time agp when I was taking shots the white elements in the photo came out pink.

Now when I try to take a shot I get a purply screen that flickers.

Any ideas on what to do.

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  • bellbowrie Jan 17, 2009

    thank you very much. I have already mailed the camera to Canon in Australia.

  • snarocroc Jan 20, 2009

    I was taking photos and all of a suddon I got a blackish / purpley screen and it was flickering. I can't see anything through the view finder or the screen. I try taking a photo and it comes out black!!! Any suggestions????

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Definitely 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 the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

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

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