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Camera showing/taking distorted images

When turned on, the LCD screen only shows purple and black horizontal lines. I cannot see any discernable image at all. Pictures look the same on the disk. I assume there is some issue with the lens? Any other ideas? Thanks. When i download the photos the screen is purple and black

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  • samaku Nov 20, 2007

    yes i have the simialr problem, after taking pictures when i tried to see them in preview mode, images taken appeared distorted/ or many horizantal white lines. And when i downloaded on my computer it showed similar type of pics

  • san mateo Nov 21, 2007

    I have the same problem. Lack of true color, just very fuzzy shapes in purple, white and black. Any help?

  • photofan Dec 05, 2007

    I have the same problem. I really love my camera and it worked just fine two weeks ago. Last Saturday when I used it on a trip, I found there were only purple and black lines on the screen. The imgages were very blured. I read the manual again and again and played with different set-ups, but the images are still the same.

  • Baab Dec 09, 2007

    The camera does not show an picture, it just shows a tine squre box not any image. I can not tke any picture.



    Can you help me please/

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According to many respected sources with far more expertise than myself, the symptoms you are describing also fall within the realm of Canon CCD failure. In Canon's Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory, they outline the most common symptoms (distorted images, LCD showing only a black screen, etc.). They have conveniently limited the description to the bare minimum. More symptoms of the failing CCD include: pictures appearing on LCD show up with severe color variations (pink-purplish or green tint), colored "streaks" or "lines" throughout pictures, and wavy distortions in image. Most of these symptoms include the color variations, but not always. The lines or waves can appear in any direction and with varying degrees of severity. Some LCDs do not go black, but turn totally purple. Here is a link to a very informative article that should clear up any questions you might have.
Digital Camera Repair Blog

If nothing else, call the Canon Customer Support Center at 1-800-828-4040. They will ask questions to identify whether or not you are having the same symptoms as described in the Product Advisory. I have been through this twice, and both times they were very nice and very helpful. Even if you don't qualify for the free repair, it didn't cost a thing to find out.
I hope this has been helpful.

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