Question about Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
Dear Camera Experts,
I have an A85 and one day while I wanted to capture pics, I noticed that the display window showed blurry images and when viewing images through the LCD screen - the picture showed a steak of different colors and was jittery.
I thought the display was going on me and when I reviewed previously captured images (on my CF card), they appear fine in the LCD display.
Unfortunately the camera is out of warranty and when I brought it to a photo shop, they told me that the typical cost of fixing is not worth the repair - "buy a new one". I think that's just a sales person working hard for his commission.
Right now, the camera display is blank (black screen) with the camera usual icons displayed (red eye, SL, etc.). I don't think it's the LCD dispay and have a feeling that the issue lies inside - Lens?
Thanks for your help in advance.
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 the following two links 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 200a/300a/400/450/500
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Performing a manual power reset
Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
If the issue persists, service may be required.
Thanks for contacting FixYa.
Feb 24, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V1 Digital Camera
Dec 30, 2010 | Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital...
Dec 23, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
Oct 24, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
Oct 04, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A60 Digital Camera
Sep 21, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera
Jun 21, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera
Jun 08, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
May 11, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
Apr 09, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P73 Digital Camera
137 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!