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Out of focus with blured streaky monotone display.

Suspect that the camera has been dropped, there is a chip on the bottom of the inner lens metal casing (engraved), it sometimes comes into focus and after some time the color returns slowly, the pics have strait evenly spaced horizontal lines.

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  • rastatab Nov 18, 2007

    oops forgot to read the other posts, sounds like the ccd sensor is the problem.

  • rastatab Jan 21, 2008

    Took the camera to a camera shop that a friend of mine works at and it was confirmed that it was the ccd, the company also does the warranty repairs for Cannon and the probability of getting it repaired, because it was damaged (even slightly), under warranty was about 1% and they wanted $20 shipping costs up front. Am going to pull it apart just to see how hard it really is.



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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

Posted on Nov 19, 2007



Amazing. I was about to buy a new camera, but I just called Canon and they said they would fix it free. Thanks t00nz!

- Mike

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