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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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Re: out of focus with blured streaky monotone display.

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

Re: out of focus with blured streaky monotone display.

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

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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I tried following methods and it solved my problem.
Turn OFF the camera, and pat the camera case (those metal parts) with your fingers with a bit of strength on each and every direction for several times while pointing your lens to different directions as well. Turn on again and it might work, if not, use some more strength (if you really can't use it now things could hardly be worse anyway...but avoid the LCD and those buttons). It looked that such problem was caused by some stuck focusing mechanism, at least in my case, and a bit of shock "resets" those lens to the original position, and we are happy.

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