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Fuzzy vertical lines on display, viewfinder on recording

I see fuzzy vertical lines on the screen and the viewfinder when recording. When playing back an old tape, no problems. Manual focus and different zooms don;t solve it. Camera has a full battery, but has not been used in about 3 years....

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    But mine is sony, but the same symptoms.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. I am sending mine back to Canon to see what it will take to fix it. I hope to talk them into covering it. I haven't used mine hardly at all. I bet I haven't shot 3 full 60 minute tapes with it.

  • 1thess518 Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same issue. I am going to send it back to Canon. They sent a prepaid UPS label for it. I hope to talk them into covering it. I haven't hardly used it at all. I bet I haven't shot 3 tapes worth of video with mine.

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This problem may be due to a malfunction of the CCD image sensor in the camera. It is defective in this model and canon will repair it for you at no charge. Here is the link to their service notice. You can call the 1800 no in the article and they will send you a form along with a ups label to send the camera to them.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=818&id=29819&keycode=2112&modelid=9739

Hope this helps:)

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