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Distorted image The image I see through the viewer is distorted(vertical lines). Also if I take a picture that comes up the same, all vertical lines?

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  • log195 Jan 14, 2008

    No there are hundreds of very thin lines distorting the picture

  • log195 Jan 14, 2008

    there are hundreds of very thin lines causing a distortion of the picture in the view screen. If I take a picture it also comes out distorted, but I can view pictures taken previously that look fine on the view screen. It went from working fine to total crap. I don't know if one of my kids dropped it or changed a setting, or if something inside needs replacing?

  • The display looks like a TV when the signal is lost but I can still see the pictures already taken. If I try and take a picture, it looks just like the display. I recharged the batteries and it worked, after a little while it went back to the problem.

  • Jason4 Feb 02, 2008

    yeah i have the same problem it worked fine and now you cant see what you just toke the picture of. It has some clear picture before my brother took it too homecoming and after he got home and i took a picture it was blury and now you the screen is blackand you cant even see it on the lcd screen. To do any steps I really havent try anything to it because i dont know what to do and i dont want to make it even worst. And now I am out of a camra.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    Yes, I had the same problem tonight.  There were lots of lines the other week.  After awhile it started to work fine.  Tonight I went to use it and it is all blurry, but the old pics look fine.

  • adiatum Apr 20, 2008

    I have the same problem as of today.  Working fine couple months ago, all the sudden I have a distorted image.  Must be the faulty CCD issue, as the both the screen displayed image and the recorded image are distorted.

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    I have the same exact problem with my a-75. It went from working fine to complete image distortion with vertical lines. Prior pictures still look good on view finder

  • joemangan1 Jul 06, 2008

    Sometimes my pictures are very pink overall in color. Sometimes my viewer shows a very distorted pictue. This is how the picture will print. I use it about 30 times a week for work.

  • kazza1966 Jul 10, 2008

    Canon Powershot S1 IS - we have not used our camera for a few months and when we tried to use it the screen gives distorted images sometimes in vertial lines and others just a distorted image.

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  • maseydt Aug 13, 2008

    Distorded image when looking via LCD, ok thru viewfinder. It looks like a lens or harware problem. Photo will be distorted when viewed on LCD or on PC. Previously taken photos are fine on LCD, also all controls and messages are crystal clear on the screen. Tried variety of settings with no change. Changed batteries and memory card. This on on the Power Shot A75

  • barry534 Aug 14, 2008

    I have a A70 and a A75 both did the same thing within 3 months blurry and a bunch of vertical lines

  • soulbeing104 Aug 20, 2008

    I have horizontal lines jumping on my display. When I take a picture that is all that comes up. I can still see old images fine but I can't take an new pictures. It just happened suddenly. Everything was fine yesterday.

  • suec8 Aug 25, 2008

    I have a Canon Powershot A75 as well and when I take pictures with it, the result is vertical lines throughout the image. I do not know much electrical background so dyi may not be an option for me. Can anyone offer any help on this? Thanks.

  • leo2 May 11, 2010

    Hi , is this not a grid line? If this grid line press menu and off it



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A large batch of potentially faulty CCD image sensors were installed on a large number of Canon cameras over the space of a few years. The sensors may go bad prematurely with time, especially if you live in humid areas. A big thumbs up to Canon in that they recognized this problem, and are willing to fix your camera for free if it is experiencing CCD problem symptoms, especially for the free shipping and handling both ways :-)

Please note that your camera must be experiencing these symptoms due to a faulty CCD, and not due to other problems. If the problem is due to your dropping the camera, you might be out of luck. Note that they're going to look for dings and dents. They also are not going to repair your camera just to change out the sensor. If your camera is working fine, they don't need to (and won't) fix it.

The list of problem digital still cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110 (A610 owners, continue to the bottom of this post)

Canon's advisory listing the program's details may be found at:

You will be directed to call 1-800-828-4040 for further assistance. Make sure you print out the above advisory and have it in hand when speaking to the customer service representative. State the problem you're experiencing with the camera. If for any reason it starts to sound like they want you to pay for shipping or repairs, MAKE SURE that you let them know that you are aware of the advisory for your camera, and quote the following paragraph from the advisory:

"Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, the products listed above exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if Canon determines that the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair."

You should receive several emails from Canon. One includes a short repair evaluation form that you'll need to include with the camera, along with a free UPS shipping label that you'll print out and tape to the camera's shipping box. In addition to Canon's repair form, make sure you print out a copy of the advisory and include it in the package. Also include a short note stating that you're aware of the advisory, and that you're submitting the camera for free repair as per the advisory. Just drop the box off at any UPS drop off point.

If instead of the above you receive an email that infers that it's your responsibility to arrange shipping and/or pay for the repair, REPLY BACK IMMEDIATELY again quoting the above paragraph from the advisory, and also include the above link to the advisory in your email.

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Per instructions I sent in our camera (A75) and it was fixed under the special warranty extension program. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your information. Saved us from having to buy a new camera. According to tracking, we should have it back home tomorrow.

Thank You again !!!


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Minus the brightness of the camera monitor.

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Hi there, please check this link: Sony will repair your camera free of charge. Best regards, Arpi

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Sounds like you may have a faulty CCD Sensor or the wiring came loose. My Camera did the samethimg. Email and explain to them the problem.

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