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Canon PowerShot S500 5MP Digital Elph with Picture fault, ie Black band across top quarter of ,picture in both live screen and print out.


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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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Canon PowerShot S500 5MP Digital Elph with Picture fault, ie Black band across top quarter of ,picture in both live screen and print out.


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