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Images are purple in viewfinder and turn out with a purple shade (if they turn out at all).


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Purple image was visible in viewfinder and in picture, came on at rare random in 2 months ago. The picture became more frequent, and picture had vertical distortion as well. Pictures unusable. Then good pictures were rare. Now the view in the view finder is black and white only with an electronic type of squiggle between the two colors.


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The LCD Monitor of my Canon PowerShot A95 shows purple, white, and black horizontal lines instead of a clear image of what is in the Viewfinder


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Screen turns purple and has blurred image - Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera


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When turned on in photo mode the screen shows moving and flickering horizontal lines in shades of black & purple and nothing else


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I have a Nikon Cool Pix 5700. When I turn on the camera the only image I receive both the viewfinder and monitor is a bright horizontal streek on a black background. I have owned the camera almost four years and this is the first problem.


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