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Constant flickering Screen flickering - when taking pictures even though screen flickering they turn out ok. When taking video though you see the flickering on the video once played back. Batteries are good - put new ones in with same problem. Took out memory card & turned on camera - still flickers.

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  • aka_db Dec 31, 2007

    hi i also have this problem. When using the LCD to view what you are planning to take a picture of, the display flickers and shows incorrect colours and lighting. this is especially bad when in lower light scenarios. When the image is taken, they show up on the LCD perfectly (as do the menu's etc..)and they save and transfer ok to the computer. I logged a call with Canon support, they advised to try removing and replacing batteries and memory card, if this didn't fix it (which it didn't), then it needs to go to a Canon repairer, but no mention of the solution you suggested. I might get in touch with them and quote your reference.



    thanks, Daryl.

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This could be early signs of imminent failure of 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 the following two links for more info:

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