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Canon PowerShot A85

I've had my camera for approximately two years. I take good care of it...however, about a month ago I turned it on and no matter what setting I put it on, there are different colored lines moving through a black screen. I have checked the batteries and that doesn't seem to be the problem. Could anyone give me some advice as to what I may be doing wrong or who to contact and how if there is a known problem? Thank you in advance.

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Re: Canon PowerShot A85

Check Canon Technical Support- to see if there is a recall on that model. Otherwise replace the camera

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