Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

My canon powershot a85 may have been dropped and when a picture is taken it is smudged mainly on the bottom part of the pic.


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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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A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500
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My canon powershot a85 may have been dropped and when a picture is taken it is smudged mainly on the bottom part of the pic.


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Blurred picture I've been using canon powershot A85 for about 8 months.For the first 5 months i had no problems.Then i stopped using it for about 2 months coz there was no necessity(i removed the batteries and kept it carefully).When i took it yester day, and tried to take photos the picture was blurred.When viewing through the LCD before taking the picture it looks very clear.But after pressing the shutter the photo taken looks blurred and when i view it playback mode again it was blurred.But t


This Service Notice will update Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s previous CCD Image Sensor Advisory, dated October 6, 2005.\015\012\015\012It has come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in certain Canon digital cameras and digital vi ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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Can't see pictures on display screen after picture is taken. Also can't see pitures after hooked up to the computer. The model is powershot A85. #8822135874


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No, unfortunately that is a problem with the hardware, software would not prevent the lens from retracting.\015\012\015\012If it is within manufacturer's warranty (usually 1 year) take it to any Best Buy they will send it out to the mfg f ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera

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I dropped my camera on the beach right as a shallow wave was coming in. In my fumbling to recover the camera I turned it on. The lens extended and remained that way. I took the plastic camera cover off, rinsed all parts (with purified water) that I could. I air and low heat blew dry the camera over several day, and re-assembled it. When I insert batteries I get a power light, but get no lcd screen, no sound of pictures taken on full compression of picture button, no further extension or ret


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Can't see pictures on display screen after picture is taken. Also can't see pitures after hooked up to the computer. The model is powershot A85. #8822135874 The viewer screen is blurry and photos have been coming out blurry also. I tried turning it on and off several times, and this seems to have worked- for the time being. It has been working- on and off for the last few weeks. Not sure if this is a permanent solution. This camera is also 4 years old..


You need to upgrade the camera software as the software is corrupted please give it local camera service center and get it fixed....... ... Digital Cameras

When using camera Canon Powershot A85 once pic is taken the lcd screen just shows blurs of what may have been taken.


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Dropped my camera (Canon Powershot SD750/Ixus)and I cannot take a picture. I can, however, view the pictures already taken.. Please advise


Can u disassemble cam?Error is in lens.After disassembling check lens moving motor... ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Horizontal lines on picture taken with Cannon Powershot A85


Pls confirm ur problem from here http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.htmlit is not ur fault my friend thousands are suffering due to this It\015\012is actually CCD Failure !! U ARE LUCKY ! u can get it repaired ... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

Canon Powershot A570 digital camera I had around 250 images in my memory stick, but all of a sudden when I tried to click another photo, all the images disappeared and showed the last picture clicked 1/1 on the bottom left corner on the display, but the top right hand corner had 1/250 but I couldn't see the images on the screen. I tried going into the menu to see if I could access thoses photos, but it showed change battery and had taken me to the Format screen without me have clicked any


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My Canon PowerShot A85 hasn't been used much. Every now and then - when I switch the camera on - I just just get purplish mess on the screen. It's not the screen itself that doesn't seem to function (the review mode with taken pictures does work). The CCD seems to be malfunctioning. But then, after a while and while, the camera just decides to act normally again. Could it be I need new firmware? If so, how and where can I download that? Thank you for your attention. Frank.


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Camera shutdown I've had my Canon Powershot A85 for around 2 years. Around a few dats ago, I was showing friends pictures from a holiday to America, when it appeared the batteries had run out, but the lens never retracted, which it usually would do. I attempted to turn the camera on again, and it turned on for a split second, but i never thought to look at the screen for an error mesage, but it just turned off again. Nothing was spilled on the camera, and it wasn't dropped, or any other


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