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Where to purchase a CCD sensor (assembly) for digital camera?

Same problem as alot of people, blurred screen with purple or/and pink distortion. Would and can fix it myself, however, where to buy the CCD sensor assembly?

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No need to do this yourself. If your S230 is experiencing CCD sensor failure, Canon will fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Also note this is a worldwide advisory 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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If you are tchnically sound and want to fix it by yourself try locating some camera spare parts supplier in your region. As I o not know your location I can't help you out in searching one.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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