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I am experiencing a problem with my canon a430 camera. The pictures are blurred and have horizontal lines. I tried to change the camera settings but i cant fix the problem. please help me. thanks!

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Yjis is a component fault.
Contact Canon you may qualify for a free replacement.

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I have a canon powershoot a460 my problem to tha is icant never use this camera when i shoot outside i mean this is very clear so that why the output is so very blurred..

Check manual ,reset setup to factory default ,if no results,
Probably the shutter flexcable is broken ,it is burried in the lensblock,have it changed,or change whole lensblock,labor intensive ,technical skill required .
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Hello naushed,

I had the same issue with the white horizontal lines with myCanon Powershot series camera too. When taking pictures, I get the horizontal lines. In daylight, I almost cannot see the pictures because it gives me very bright output. In darker areas, the picture can still be toleratedbut white lines are still there. Although when I am taking a video,the quality is good.

I was able to read that there is one part insidethe camera's mechanism that is faulty. Its a CCD problem. You should bring this to a CanonAuthorized service center and they should replace and fix the faultypart, free of charge. I got my Camera fixed for FREE! I was able to do macro shots again.Trust me and go to canon. What I did is to print this advisory fromcanon itself. And show it to them.

As part of their advisory:

"Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon willrepair, free of charge, the products listed above exhibiting theabove-mentioned malfunction if Canon determines that the malfunction iscaused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost ofshipping and handling in connection with this repair.

Hope this helps.

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Canon A430 - horizontal lines

Tend to agree with you that it's a common design problem for the A430, but it's a very different issue than CCD failure mentioned in you referenced article.

Please see this Fixya post instead of the one that you mention above. Unfortunately, Canon has yet to officially recognize this A430 specific problem. But if you reference this Fixya post, (include a link), when contacting Canon (if in US, email is You'll have to research to find an equivalent UK email contact), who knows you might get lucky

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am getting experience the same problem - horizontal white lines on blurry still pictures - after 2 years. But the video is working properly.

Aug 03, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

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A430 pictures show lines and blurry.

this is a BAD CCD problem thousands are facing dont worry Canon will repair it free of charge even if u are out of warranty and not on list , just call or contact CANON in phillipines see this PLS RATE ME FIXYA for help

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White lights blurring pix when taking pix outdoors

pls confirm ur problem from here

it is not ur fault my friend thousands are suffering due to this

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i also have the same problem blurred and has vertical lines.

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I have the same problem, this is my second cannon sent to me from them!

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It is certainly the CCD failing. Now you have had it over a year so warranty is out. But there have been instances of certain CCD's being subject to a recall- and the camera being replaced. Give Canon a support a go - you may get lucky.

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