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Horizontal line in images

I have Canon PowerShot A85.I had bought it about 3 years back.
I see horizontal lines in the images.These lines are very uniform and appear as well drawn like well-designed pattern of horizontal lines on the images..
It is not LCD problem it seems since I see same image full of lines even after I download image to my laptop.
Strangely,there is no issue on clip impages when I do video clip recording using the same camera.
I have tried various camera seetings and all modes to see if one of them works OK.BUt I see horizontal lines on images in all modes.

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    i am experiencing the same exact thing, and the links from the guy that answered this problem don't sound like the same thing we are experiencing....

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    Yup, I have the same problem too, and I don't think the CCD thing is the issue because my LCD is fine --- the pictures are just full of lines.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I have the same problem.  I thought it was because I tried to take a picture under cold weather.  I guess I'll follow the advice I read and contact the cannon guys! Thanks. Daniel,

  • Caiman82 Dec 23, 2008

    I noticed the same problem, horizontal lines with all modes except the video mode.  I thought it was because I used the A85 under extreme cold weather.  I'll follow the advice I read and contact the cannon guys.  Thanks, Daniel.

  • gladglen Jan 05, 2009

    I also have just begun to have this exact problem PLUS some images/videos being magenta colour in background! Haven't been to Canon yet but will.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Have the same problem. Video OK but horizontal line. I had one picture last month that came out like that but the following were OK. Now all shots are like this. 

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    Mine started having this problem today as well. video OK but still pictures no matter what modes I try all have horizontal lines.

  • Fruitygoose Feb 04, 2009

    Yep I just starting have the same problem. I have owned my A85 for 3 years with no problems.
    I was talking some pictures of the snow, and they just came out pinkish with horizontal lines.


  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Exactly same problem for me...

  • keith_paulso Mar 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. Does anyone have a solution besides getting a new camera?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    same problem

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    same description

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    I have the horizontal line problem, almost chucked the camera. Contacted Canon and they are sending a mailing label for free repair.

    Thanks for saving me a bunch of money!

  • neilsplace Apr 16, 2009

    Can can you details of which Canon center you called, so i can get mine fixed....

    many thanks in advance

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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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