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Vertical and blurred imagery

Ive used this camera and Im very happy with it when I became a mum and recording my kids first moments and triumps, I turned it on one day and noticed that the camera has blurred imagery and that pointing the camera to a light source it streams vertical lines and distorts the shots to become a unrecognizable picture. PLEASE HELP any advice I will try.

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Re: Vertical and blurred imagery

This 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 cameras warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
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A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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