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Very dark screen and poor white balance

I have had my IXUS 400 for a number of years and it has been great, but now the display has gone very dark and photos I take have poor white balance. If the flash is used i get a spot which is completely washed out, Colors are of too, being very blue toned. I have tried to adjust with manual whit balance but no luck. The menus though appear normal in the display so I am guessing it must be the ccd. This camera has been lugged around alot, but not dropped. I read the purple streaks issue but this appears to be a little different. This may just be end of life issue.

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