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Problems in A85

Recently, I found some problems in my Canon A85, 1. there are running lines with changing color on LCD display especially when viewing "dark" object. 2. the images taken are sometimes good, sometimes bad, e.g. a) purple sepia image or b) many horizontal lines distort the image. Anything I could do, please advise.

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  • aferese Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problems with my camera: running lines with changing color on LCD display and the images taken are sometimes good, sometimes bad, e.g. a) purple sepia image or b) many horizontal lines distort the image.

  • aahrayboy May 11, 2010

    E18 comes on the screen,purple sepia image

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This is a CCD sensor fault and you should find out from Canon if they will repair free of charge which they do on many models which have faulty sensor installed in the factory.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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