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Purple screen on view finder and LCD

Shot several shots yesterday inside and they looked great. Tried to shoot photos inside later on and LCD screen and viewfinder show purple color with horizontal noise on both.

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  • misomom Feb 11, 2008

    Sent my S1 IS to Canon and they sent me a replacement back in 5 days, which was the S5 IS Canon. This replacement is 3 times a better camera than the S1 IS. Pictures are 3 times larger and it has all the extras the S1 IS had including a built in Macro and much more. The replacement camera has to be worth twice as much as the S1 IS. Thank you guys for helping us, we where getting close to being ripped of by some local camera fix it place.

    Thanks, Don

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I have the very same problem and I'm about to mail mine off to Canon too.

  • Gccampos Feb 12, 2008

    I hve the very same proble with mine. It has the purple noise and so much static that you can't see the image sometimes. This happens in movie mode too. It gets so bad that I can even turn the camera on except to view the pictures that were alredy taken.

  • sperki Feb 14, 2008

    I have used my S1 IS extensively and have had wonderful results. Now I get pink/purple pictures with black lines going down them. What could be causing that?

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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

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

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