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When turning on the camera I see in the view finder purple lines, not the subject I want to capture. Is there a way to set the camera to the original default settings?

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Yes, its known problem of ccd imager IC in Canon S1 model camera and Canon will replace ccd imager IC free of cost.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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There are two things that I can think of which will prevent you from sighting through the view finder.
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This is an indication that the LCD is not functioning. You haven't indicated the make and model of your camera but if it has a view finder, try taking some picture and view them in a computer. No view-finder? Just point and shoot some subjects and view then from a computer.
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Your camera is equipped with a optical diopter that will allow you to adjust the optics in the viewfinder to your eye. meaning bringing everything into focus as it should. The way I use this (set it) is to let the camera auto focus on a subject and then turn the diopter until I see the subject clearly.
It really helps if the subject is about 12 feet away (get it real sharp) and the camera is mounted on a tripod. Once set I put a little dot of paper white out on the diopter adjustment knob so if it gets turned I know and can quickly return it to the correct spot. I'm including a diagram where this adjustment knob is on your camera, have fun.

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When looking through the view finder can only see flashing purple


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 this link 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, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500

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The imagery board need to be replaced, The camera has been dropped. I had the same problem with mine. Send it back to Fuji they will repart it but they will charge labor.

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Definitely bring it for repair. Apparently there is something wrong with the sensor.

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CCD module failed, contact fuji, they got product recall for some camera models with faulty CCD

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