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Streaky pink/purple photos

My Canon A70 has been a wonderful little camera until recently when it suddenly went from taking normal photos to producing streaky pink and purple photos no matter what setting I used. Nothing had happened to the camera previous to this

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Re: Streaky pink/purple photos

Yoav's "twist and shoot" solution didn't work for me, but BowerR64's info was right on the button. Canon's announcenment is at , and as of August 2007 they are still fixing the problem for free--the only expense I had was $1.85 for a shipping carton at UPS because I didn't have the right size lying around (6"x6"x6" or thereabouts). Two days after Canon received the camera it was back at my house, working perfectly. Thanks, BowerR64 and Canon!

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

Re: Streaky pink/purple photos

I came here with this same problem and yoav was totally right. I just sort of hend the camera on opposite ends and twisted. Problem solved. I am still going to look into cannon replacing it though

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Re: Streaky pink/purple photos

Can will fix this problem for free!! If you go to the canon site and search around for the A series and a few other models you will see a section that says there is a defect with teh "CCD" wich is the sensor or the eyeball of the camera. Somthign inside has aged and seperated because glue or somthing in the CCD has failed. They are fixing this free of charge and they even send a sticker you put on the package when you mail it in to pay for shipping. Dont throw them out just yet, you may e able to put a few more pictures on it. I think its great that canon as steped up and admited this is a problem because there are MANY of manufactures that use this same sensor and they are denying a problem.

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Re: Streaky pink/purple photos

If the pictures are pinkish/purpule on the computer/output, they should be the same on the digital camera screen. It happens to me very often because my camera got a hit (when i dropped it), and when it happens, i need to sqeeze both sides of the camera in opposite directions (its a primitive solution for a technical problem but it works). It works for me and i stil use this camera, 2 years after i dropped it. Its a little annoying, as it might take a few tries till the camera screen adjust, and you miss some immediate shots you want to take (cause it takes time to adjust), but its working.

Posted on Oct 19, 2005

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Re: Streaky pink/purple photos

Looks like a dead sensor. Makes for some interesting abstract pictures, but not necessarily the ones you'd want. Time to get a new camera.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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Re: Streaky pink/purple photos

Sorry to say, but your camera is probably bound for the electronics recycling pile. :( You can probably find a replacement A70 on ebay for a really good price, or (probably the better option) look at upgrading.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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