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Pictures have lines on them

After i take a picture (not video)when i go to look at how it came out it has lines going across the screen

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  • eddiejo Nov 07, 2007

    Photos in A70 are blurred and have lines in them after 4 years of use

  • trooper75150 Nov 07, 2007

    Display has intermittent, moving lines when taking pictures. Lines are part of the picture when displaying and after downloading into PC. Camera is about 4 years old.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    I've had the same problem- it grew from intermittently being displayed on the camera only, to being displayed on the LCD screen and in the images too. The only way I could (sometimes) capture a photo was to set the camera to multiple exposure mode (fast sequential shooting)-even then it seemed to be 1 of 10 frames would show up without the lines when downloaded to the computer. I bought a new camera.

  • Detroiter Nov 30, 2007

    My Powershot A70 has been very unreliable lately. Sometimes the display is red and full of lines with a picture that looks like someone on acid is viewing it. When I download the images, they have the same problem. And then, instantly, it will get better and I can take several photos without the problem occurring. At times the problem is so persistant that I can't take any photos...and then a day later I turn the camera on and it's fine. It is not related to batteries as far as I can tell. I'm thinking a new camera is the only solution - ??



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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:

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You might want to try this link:

I have a Powershot A85 and am having the same problem. This might pertain to your camera. Good Luck!

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Download your pictures on your computer. If the lines appear on the computer, then the problem is with the CCD itself and must be fixed by a technician. If the pictures are fine, the problem is with the camera's display electronics which also needs to be fixed by the manufacturer but it doesn't need to. It is mainly an annoyance, but a frustrating one I agree. I suspect that it is the second case. Regards, Denis

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