Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera ?

Viewer only shows distorted black and purple image.


\015 Hi there, hope someone can help me with this problem. \015\012\015\012About a week ago I was taking some pictures for Ebay and noticed some 'static' lines, like you get during TV interference, occasionally appearing on the view screen. These also showed up on a couple of photographs. At the same some of the photos came out almost totally black, with the original image of the item being photographed barely visible. Then all of a sudden it returned to normal.\015\012\015\012Tonight I was attempting to take some more pictures, and suddenly the screen went black. Now it's black with a kind of purplely white distorted blob or thick line when I aim it at a light source. When I zoom in and out the distortion also moves.\015\012\015\012Any help as to what may have caused this and how it may be fixed wil be most appreciated.\015\012\015\012Many thanks in advance,\015\012\015\012SW.\015

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As MrMoMo said, sounds like a defective CCD imager. You may be in luck. Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
\015\012Applicable cameras include:
\015\012A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110
Also just experianced similar problems.. found this\015\012\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8776\015\012\015\012Canon is replacing free of charge the CCD unit if it is faulty
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