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Very fine lines across image, both on the display and when printed.

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I believe this may be an example of a recognised fault in the CCD sensor in some Canon cameras. To their credit, Canon will repair this for free, regardless of warranty status, (with free shipping in the US only).

See
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

for details on what to do, and the camera models to which it applies. This applies worldwide (except the free shipping), for non US countries simply look up your local service centre contact details and explain the problem.

Good luck 

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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