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I have a power shot sd400 digital elph, when you turn it on the view finder just shows white with black lines and spots.can this be fixed

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Depends on the age- If it is under warranty then send back to the vendor or maker.
If out of warranty - then no - insofar a likely repair charge if possible will cost nearly as much as new camera

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