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Won't Focus! My PowerShot A70, which we bought years back (in 2003), suddenly won't show any images on the display screen. It just shows grainy purple and pink lines. When you take a picture, what you get is the purple lines and not what the camrea was focused on. I don't know what happened but I miss my camera. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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This is probably a CCD failure. I had the same problem and it was fixed for free. Go to the Canon website and you will find info on returning for free repair. Check out the following website: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=SupportIndexAct

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

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No Fix - New camera time Do contact Canon Tech support, But I feel this is a firmware problem and there is not a fix.

Posted on Jun 23, 2007

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