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View finder screen has horizontal lines, almost

View finder screen has horizontal lines, almost looks like static. Picture is black across the bottom with purple horizontal lines across the top. Help!

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include: A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

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I have a canon powershot s1is. There is no image

I have a canon powershot s1is. There is no image through view finder or on the LCD. Menu works and theme pictures come up. It also still displays previous pictures already on memory card. No new pictures are displayed.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, contact Canon support for your country to see if they'll still honor the advisory (some still will, especially if you stress you knowledge that this is a known defect of the camera). They may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please see this link for more info.

Affected cameras with this problem include: A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S230, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

Posted on Jun 17, 2010

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Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

My canon powershot S1 IS digital camera was working fine till one month back. When i used it a couple of days ago, it showed me completely blank black screen. The flash is working, the settings are displayed but i donot see anything when i try to take a picture Can you Pls help Out

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This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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When I turn my camera on I only see a dark blue

When I turn my camera on I only see a dark blue and black image with white lines running through it--could I have damaged something or have I messed up my settings? I can look at previous pictures taken, they look fine, I just can't figure out why I can't see anything through the view finder or LCD monitor in order to take new pics. i have been reading through the manual, tried new batteries (regular AA)--any suggestions?

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, contact Canon support for your country to see if they'll still honor the advisory (some still will, especially if you stress you knowledge that this is a known defect of the camera). They may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please see this link for more info.

Posted on Feb 20, 2011

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Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera CCD problem

Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera CCD problem
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Hi,
Canon offers free of cost ccd imager chip replacement for S1 IS model including both way shipping.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.
Thanks.

Posted on May 21, 2010

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camera showing/taking distorted images

When turned on, the LCD screen only shows purple and black horizontal lines. I cannot see any discernable image at all. Pictures look the same on the disk. I assume there is some issue with the lens? Any other ideas? Thanks. When i download the photos the screen is purple and black

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According to many respected sources with far more expertise than myself, the symptoms you are describing also fall within the realm of Canon CCD failure. In Canon's Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory, they outline the most common symptoms (distorted images, LCD showing only a black screen, etc.). They have conveniently limited the description to the bare minimum. More symptoms of the failing CCD include: pictures appearing on LCD show up with severe color variations (pink-purplish or green tint), colored "streaks" or "lines" throughout pictures, and wavy distortions in image. Most of these symptoms include the color variations, but not always. The lines or waves can appear in any direction and with varying degrees of severity. Some LCDs do not go black, but turn totally purple. Here is a link to a very informative article that should clear up any questions you might have.
Digital Camera Repair Blog

If nothing else, call the Canon Customer Support Center at 1-800-828-4040. They will ask questions to identify whether or not you are having the same symptoms as described in the Product Advisory. I have been through this twice, and both times they were very nice and very helpful. Even if you don't qualify for the free repair, it didn't cost a thing to find out.
I hope this has been helpful.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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Canon Powershot S1 IS - Both in LCD and View finder - only blank is coming

I bought a Canon Powershot S1 IS 2 years back in Korea. It was working very fine. When i switched it on last week i was shocked to see that it was not working. 1. The camera was swicted ON 2. I was able to see the already taken pictures. 3. When i change the mode to picture taking mode, i could see only a BLANK ( just a dark screen with some scattrerd white dots). 4. I could able use the click button. 5. But the image was same as what i saw in the LCD/View finder. when i was discussing this issue with my friends i was shocked to know that, one of my friends who bought the same camera with me in korea also is facing the same problem. is it something related to manfucturing issue? We bought the camera at same time and got the problem almost at same time. Can you please let me knwo what could be the issue?

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Did you find a solution to this problem? I am having the same issue. I bought my camera about 2 years ago. It was working fine till a couple of days ago. Now, all of a sudden, all I see is a blank screen when I try to shoot pictures/video. I can view already stored images on the memory card. Please let me know if you guys have found a solution.

Posted on Jan 07, 2007

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Powershot S1 IS - How do I reset the camera

Powershot S1 IS - How do I reset the camera functions to factory default?

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In the menu, scroll to "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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Manual Canon PC 1058

Manual Canon PC 1058

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i want canon pc 1058 model operational manual

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Purple screen on view finder and LCD

shot several shots yesterday inside and they looked great. Tried to shoot photos inside later on and LCD screen and viewfinder show purple color with horizontal noise on both.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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