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Display turns purple?

My camera has never been dropped but recently the screen would not display anything, but it would show the pics i had. Even if i took a picture it would show up black. Now the camera shows images but the picture are purple and have lines across them cause the screen wigs out. plz help?

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LilLette,
Sorry to say that this sounds like failure of the camera's CCD imager. This is not something that you can repair yourself. If still under warranty, Canon will repair this for you free of charge. Even if no longer under warranty, still recommend contacting Canon, as this should not happen in a newer model camera (be nice, and maybe they'll be nice about it too :-).

If in US or Canada, Call 1-800-OK-CANON. Anywhere else, contact Canon support through www.Canon.com

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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