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Blurred image in viewfinder

When I look through the viewfinder the image is blurred with vertical lines as if it was fax paper with drag marks on it and has a purple colour to it

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  • ManojY Apr 20, 2008

    I am also facing the blurred view in view finder .Please help

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    When I look at the screen the image is blurred as if dragging through a fax. When I tried to take a photo, of course, it was the same distorted image. The camera was fine; but unused for eight months. The saved photos in the camera all appear normal.

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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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