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Horizontal Lines throughout the images

I bought the camera july 2006 (16mths). Just a few days ago I notice
horizontal lines in all my still images. Video recording is ok and
playback is ok. For still image the image appear brighter and sometime
white (overexpose?) with constant interval horizontal lines. Magnified
it you can the lines is multicolored. Have change battery, sd card but
no effect.
Talk to canon technician, he say it is the optical problem (he also say
this camera do not have CCD). Suggest I sent it to him for repair and
checking.

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  • gplow Nov 17, 2007

    After looking through the net, you are right. I already told the technician that it is the CCD problem but he say A430 series do not have CCD. Maybe as you said, it is a form of CCD. Anyway I will sent it to Canon and see what happen. Thanks.

  • Gebol Dec 07, 2007

    I' ve the same problem with my son's camera. The Canon service doesn't like to treat that case like Canon S series one, even if the problem seems to be the same.
    I'll try to insist the Canon head-office to fix it, even after guarantee period

    To tell you the truth, there are no CCD sensor, it's CMOS image sensor. The
    difference is the approach of scanning the pixels and better speed of CMOS.

    Peter

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    i have exactly the same problem and its happened at about the same time - 15 mths after i bought it from new - as luck would have it just outside of the 12 mth warranty period. ive tried resetting all the settings but it doesnt help - appears to be a fault with the camera, will be looking to get something out of canon

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    Have the same problem - over brightness and horizontal lines, with my A430 which started in Nov., about 18 months after i bought it. Video is working.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    Have the same problem with my A430 - overbrightness and horizontal lines. Video is working. Problem started in Nov, about 18 months after I bought the camera.

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I had also experienced the same problem, pictures taken having over brightness and having horizontal lines. First I also suspected that it may be a CCD problem. But if it is a CCD problem ,why no problem in video recording ??. I had a supporting observation to think that it is an optical problem or some problem associated with the mechanical assembly because my camera is making some unusual noise while zooming , since I had observed this brightness issue. Again just after observing this over brightness issue I had tried taking zoomed shots. Then the picture was perfect !!!!!. So I think it will be some mechanical mistake itself . If anybody had more details on this issue please put the details.

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My friend, I believe that that is a CCD issue. The horizonal lines and the interrmitent issues with the images are all related to a CCD issue that was notorious on the S-series camera.
Why the tech told you there is no CCD is beyond me, but all cameras either have a CCD or a form of the CCD and this is most likely causing you the issue.

eBay is a very good spot to find replacement parts!

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