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Red tint in the picture

Used micro settings to shoot a picture at night. the shot had a red tint as if from laser beam. Now every setting produces red tint and the battery gets very hot.

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  • Vlado Nov 17, 2007

    Bought the camera 4 years ago and it worked great until this summer when I observed the pink/red tint problem for the first time. It's been getting worse ever since and now every picture I take has red/pink tint. The user guide mentiones similar issue but it claims it would only affect the LCD and shooting movies.

    The steps I've taken to try to diagnose/fix the problem:

    1) Replaced the battery with a new one - no difference

    2) Used different memory card - no difference

    3) Reset to default/factory settings - no difference

    I'd be happy to know if anybody has solved this problem. I'm also curious to know if anybody has reported it to Canon and what did they do.



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Not sure about the hot battery, but
the red tint may also be caused by 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

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Please de active the redeye option on your camera setting.red tint in the picture - b16cc65.jpg
And restore the factory setting and turn off camera for 5 minutes after this use it.

Hope its helpful to you

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