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Bad pixels on LCD screen

Near the center of the LCD screen there are a few rows of pixels that aren't working. Problem suddenly appeared for no apparent reason.

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  • hittnerb Jul 04, 2008

    Several row of bad pixels lower center of the screen. Appears as a bright spot on display. Just happend at start of camera. Purchase 11/07.

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    center of screen bad pixels

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    HAve same problem with mine and it's only two months old. I called Canon and they suggest to send the unit to theri service deparftment in Elkgrove Village, Ill

  • guy_mk Sep 24, 2008

    problem with screen oof my canon SD870 IS:

    2 rows of pixels on the screen are not working...what can be done? I have no warranty. has anyone paid for a repair? what is th eprice and where has it been done?



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I had a problem with my PowerShot A300 where the LCD screen looked as if the image was "melted" with a reddish tone. I checked many different websites and finally got to a link on the website and indicated to contact the company directly to send unit in to be repaired.

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Per Canon support website, LCD problems require sending the camera in for repair.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008


Accordingto the Canon support site the camera will have to be returned for repair with this LCD problem.

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