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Canon powershot A85 photo capture problem

Hi, I have canon powershot A85 nearly 3yrs old. Problem is that when I click a photo (under any possible setting) , the image is reddish all over and full of horizontal lines across the photo. The strange part is that Video capture is working perfectly OK. So I am not sure if the problem is with the sensor. I have tried formatting the flash card. replacing it. cleaning the lens. Has anybody seen this issue ??

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    Same exact problem, video works fine.

    Worked before going through airport security xray thing.

    3 different compactflash cards same failure.



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