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Horizontal line flickering/ Image displays blurry pink

I have A Canon Powershot A85 that i bought in December 2004. Its worked fine until 2 weeks ago. I've tried 2 different memory cards and batteries, still the same. The display screen has horizontal line that roll and when i take a picture it displays all pink and fuzzy. Any ideas? Is this something that i may have done or is it internal?

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  • sweetp3 Feb 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, its the Canon A75 which we have had since about mi-2003. Was working fine, now shows horizontal flicker, black screen and tacks a photo of a screen flicker. Viewing images on memory card works fine. Have tried diff sets of cards and batteries.

  • canonuser2 Feb 27, 2008

    Hi I have just started to get the same problem. Horizontal lines - poor quality image with Pink Hue throughout. I have tried all the same thing you have. I finally when to the canon dealler I purchase the a85 from in 2005. He was pretty helpful in informing me that it looked similar but not the same as the CCD sensor problem the a70 -75 models had which were repaired by canon free. The a85 does not appear on their list of affected models. So in short I thnik its cactus.

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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 the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

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

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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

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I have also experienced the same problem with my A70. Canon repaired it at no cost, including freight. All within 1 week. They will do so for all models included in their advisory. Best solution.

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