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6 yr old camera...viewer is very dark and has a purple line across the top..pictures turn out very dark on auto setting

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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 see this link 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, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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Hello,
It is bad ccd issue in Canon A95 camera and ccd imager needs to be replaced.

Canon will repair A95 free of cost as per announced scheme.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.

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