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Lines and colors only?

Hi, when I turn the camera on, the display is fuzzy, like, I can't even make out any objects, it's just a bunch of lines and colors. When I switch to view mode, all the previous photos are fine. When I snap a photo and review it, it's just a photo of the lines and colors.

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  • chiister May 22, 2008

    Thanks for the info! It sounds like my problem. One thing that wasn't clear; do you know if this is for models made for a particular year/period? I bought mine late 2004. I suppose the model number relates to the years they are manufactured so it doesn't matter and my camera should fall into the category ...

  • cannon4 Jun 02, 2008

    Hi, when I turn the camera on, the display is fuzzy, like, I can't even make out any objects, it's just a bunch of lines and colors. When I switch to view mode, all the previous photos are fine. When I snap a photo and review it, it's just a photo of the lines and colors.. model: cannon S400

  • ldosteen Jun 26, 2008

    I have the same problem--lines and blurry colors, but previous photos show up fine in review mode. I have had this camera for about 4 years, and have no problems. I have also taken excellent care of it. It is always kept in a case. Also, the tiny tab that keeps the flash card door closed has broken and it won't stay closed (had to tape it). I have a friend with the same model that has the broken door problem also.

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    There is a Canon recall:



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Canon fixed the issue for free:


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    old marine May 22, 2008

    This notice applies to all models included in the notice, regardless of the manufacturing date (some are older than the S400).



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