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Canon S1IS image is blurry "vertically" and has fine lines horizontally. i used my camera 3 days ago with no problem. it has NOT been exposed to moisture. i DID leave it in my car over the weekend, but it was parked in the shade and the outside temp never got over 85. HELP

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Re: canon S1IS

I am sorry to inform you that your camera is showing clear signs of CCD sensor failure ( it's sensor is still working but the problem with 'noisy' image will get worse see the enclosed pic of CCD sensor from a canon camera ). The good news is that Canon is repairing these models free of charge and treat it as 'factory fault' , replacing the CCD block with a new one.

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Horizontal Lines throughout the images

What Canon technician told you that your camera did not have a CCD? You sure that he was from Canon? And also the cost of repair would likely be more than the latest A480. Also note that you can get an A470 for around $70 these days. But no this is likely not CCD failure and is more likely a stuck shutter.

A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).

To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:

Note that the article says to set your camera to 15 second exposure. This is not possible with the A430. Instead set it to manual mode, turn the flash off, and go into a darkened room. Take your picture there. Open the door while the red and yellow lights are flashing. Now the possibility for success with this method is not that great so don't get your hopes up. But it's worth a try before shopping around for a new camera.

May 30, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

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Horizontal Lines throughout the images

That Canon Expert is not giving ur correct info i have done huindreds like this it is 100% CCD Fault and it do have a CCD unit installed either he is not a tech or he is trying something on u , pls dis regard his advice and kindly see below just call canon

CCD FAULT has various SYPTOMS like

Over Exposed Daylight pics indoors ok but extra light is a problem
might be puikish redish or purple tones

Streaks noise or complete Black or Blank pics

dont waste time just call canon


Call canon for Free Repairs it is a known manufac fault in thousands of cameras , dont worry just call them see this for info on this problem

Kindly Rate me WELL !

Service Advisory Link this applies to all products with same problem dont worry u r included just call them and tell them abt BAD CCD !

Good Luck !

May 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

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Screen image blurred and distorted.

Its bad ccd imager problem and ccd imager will replace in camera.
Sony will repair your DSC-T1 free of cost foe ccd imager fault.
Click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.

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Blurry images

it is possibly a CCD failure when it starts to fail it do like this as unable to focus the pics properly and the pics are blurry discolored and have different shades sometimes horizontal and vertical lines with white noise it is known problem in the cameras that were manufac in 2002 -2006 , all are repairing FREE OF COST just contact sony if u see one of the symptoms above explained , see th elink for support

See this link for similar problems

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Sony DSC-T1 Camera - Blurry display and picture

Its bad ccd imager problem in DSC-T1 and ccd imager will be replaced.
Sony will repair your camera free of cost for same problem as per announced scheme.Only $20 for shipping charges.
Click Sony CCD Support for details.

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It appears the CCD image sensor is going bad. Both these cameras are specified in Canon's technical notice regarding this issue. If Canon determines that this is the problem (and almost certainly it is), they will repair your cameras at no cost, regardless of warranty status. If you're not in the US, contact your regional Canon service facility.

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Its known problem of CCD Imager in Canon A70 camera and CCD Imager needs to be replaced.
Canon offers Free of Cost repair for such problem in A70 model.
Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.

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Canon Power Shot S1IS 10x optical zoom 3.2 mega pixels: I turn the camera on and cannot view any subject images either through the viewfinder or LCD screen. The cap is off and the LCD screen and viewfinder...

Your Canon S1IS camera has defect in CCD Sensor and Canon will repair it Free Of Cost. For details, please click Canon CCD Notice and confirm by giving call to Canon.

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The matrix is dead. Probably because of an intensive light got into the lense while the camera was in night mode. It's dead. Nothing can be done.

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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 camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

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