Question about Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera
I had the camera for 4 years and did not have any complains until about a week ago the LCD screen suddenly turned pink with horizontal lines and then completely stop. If i take a picture I can view it on my LCD but I can not use the LCD screen as a viewfinder before taking a shot. Also this impacts focussing on the subject.
I purchased it for $349 and wonder if there is an easy fix to this
I too had the problem (described above) -- of seeing the purplish vertical curtain whenever I looked in my Canon PowerShot S410's LCD monitor.
I contacted Canon, they sent me a prepaid shipping label I could use at my local UPS store; they repaired the problem and then shipped the camera back to me. I received the camera just now and the problem seems to have been resolved.
Thank you, FixYa experts, for identifying the problem and indicating that Canon was fixing it at no charge.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
The symptoms you describe sound like a CCD failure.
Canon is fixing this for for free for certain cameras, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of the camera's warranty status. However, the SD400 is not on the advisory list (although the S400 is). 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 Feb 16, 2008
Check your battery which may be too weak to light up the screen but strong enough to work the camera. Replace the battery and your problem may be solved. Chuck in North Carolina
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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