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Images with lines. Canon says NOT bad CCD

My Canon A300 does everything well except take pictures. The menus work. The LCD works to display good images from CF. The LCD works to when framing a new picture. But the images are no good. Sorta pink with horizontal lines. It looked like the good ole bad CCD problem so I sent it off to Canon. They said it's something else wrong. "Please send 90 dollars to fix it." I declined. I could not get them to tell me what this problem IS. Do y'all know?

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  • kohathi Feb 18, 2008

    The camera went to thei Illinois shop. The classic CCD problem can be
    seen before exposure. Mine is only seen when saved to memory. Thanks
    for the links. I'll take a look. Would it help to post an image?

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This really does sound 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.

Which Canon facility did you send it to before (California or Illinois)? Also check the following two links for more info on how specifically to submit your camera for this issue. Think it's worth another try:

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

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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    CameraR Feb 18, 2008

    No need to include an image here. But it would help to include a couple 4 x 6 printouts with the camera if you send it back in again. Would also recommend that you include a note alerting the tech to download the picture to see the distortion.

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