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View finder in canon zr70 mc is not working. the view finder is showing just lines accross the screen

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Some internal problem.
If you think it is worth fixing by Canon, you can send it to them for evaluation, even if it is not under warranty.
This seems to be some internal electrical problem with the system.
Go to Canon at this link:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8776

Please note that this page has to do with a specific ccd problem, but you can find other information as well including the 800 number you can call for information and repair estimates. Canon may have a refurbished product which could be cheaper than fixing your item.
Also there are other pages of interest you can link to concerning Canon service and products.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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My Canon Powershot no longer displays the screen in picture-taking mode -- the pictures come out alright when focused through the lens but the screen remains blank. How can I fix this?


there is a service advisory for this particular problem from canon....

Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory (Updated Oct.31, 2006)

It has come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in certain Canon digital cameras and digital video camcorders may cause the following malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction have been rare in the United States, we have determined that it may occur if the product is exposed to hot and humid environments.

Affected products:
- Camcorders: ZR60, ZR65 MC, ZR70 MC, ZR80, ZR85, ZR90, ELURA 40 MC, ELURA 50
- Digital Cameras A60, A70, A75, A300, A310, S230, SD100, SD110, A40(*), A80(*), A85(*), A95(*), S1 IS(*), S60(*), S200(*), S330(*), S400(*), S410(*), S500(*)
*Models added as of Oct.31, 2006

Malfunction:
It has been confirmed that the connecting parts of the internal wiring of the CCD used in affected products may become disconnected, especially if the affected products are stored or used in high-temperature and high-humidity environments. If this occurs, the signal is not output from the CCD normally in Shooting Mode, which may cause a distorted image or the absence of an image. This malfunction can be confirmed on the LCD monitor screen during shooting. The same malfunction also appears on the recorded image.

Canon's Response:
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, the products listed above exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if Canon determines that the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor.


We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue, and appreciate your understanding in this matter. Thank you for your support and patronage of Canon products.


So please go to your country's canon website and get the contact details, give them a call and have it repaired free of cost.


Regards
Iversh

Jul 26, 2010 | Canon Cameras

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This is almost always a malfunction with the CCD Image Sensor. Canon openly acknowledged fault in the matter and will repair the camera free of charge + they pay the shipping costs.

Affected products:
- Camcorders: ZR60, ZR65 MC, ZR70 MC, ZR80, ZR85, ZR90, ELURA 40 MC, ELURA 50
- Digital Cameras A60, A70, A75, A300, A310, S230, SD100, SD110, A40(*), A80(*), A85(*), A95(*), S1 IS(*), S60(*), S200(*), S330(*), S400(*), S410(*), S500(*)
*Models added as of Oct.31, 2006

If your model number Is included in the list, follow this link for all of the information you need to obtain this free service:
SERVICE NOTICE: CCD IMAGE SENSOR ADVISORY

It is a simple process & I know that you will be very happy when the camera comes back in perfect working order!

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You can reset the camera to factory settings. If after that, you still have the same problem, make valid the Canon warranty since it's 4 months old.

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See this link:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=9825&keycode=2112&id=48264

There is a problem with the CCD image sensor for the following cameras:
- Camcorders: ZR60, ZR65 MC, ZR70 MC, ZR80, ZR85, ZR90, ELURA 40 MC, ELURA 50
- Digital Cameras A60, A70, A75, A300, A310, S230, SD100, SD110, A40(*), A80(*), A85(*), A95(*), S1 IS(*), S60(*), S200(*), S330(*), S400(*), S410(*), S500(*)

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It has been confirmed that the connecting parts of the internal wiring of the CCD used in affected products may become disconnected, especially if the affected products are stored or used in high-temperature and high-humidity environments. If this occurs, the signal is not output from the CCD normally in Shooting Mode, which may cause a distorted image or the absence of an image. This malfunction can be confirmed on the LCD monitor screen during shooting. The same malfunction also appears on the recorded image.
Canon's Response:
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, the products listed above exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if Canon determines that the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.

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when shooting with the live view on, auto focus will not work if you press the shutter button halfway, you should press the button marked '*' to make the auto focus work. the small rectangle on the lcd monitor will turn green when correct focus is achieved.

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