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My Canon A95 camera screen when turned on is black. when a picture is taken it shows up as pink and black lines. The other pictures on the memory card show up just fine. It seems it just happened all at once> Is there any hope for my camera or should I just get a new one? Thanks, Janice from Illinois

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Hi Janice!

Unfortunately it sounds like you have a bad CCD image sensor. However, Canon issued a recall to address the issue on your model and a few others. It's hit or miss as to whether they are still honoring the recall but it is most definitely worth it to give them a call, they have outstanding customer service.

From their website:

"U.S. residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is preferred, please send your email to carecenter@cits.canon.com"

Tell them you have a Canon A95 and it has a bad CCD. If they are still honoring the recall, great!! They will repair it for you free of charge. Give them a jingle and see what they say!

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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 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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