Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera ?

Overexposure and horizontal-striped image

\015 There are about 5 people with the same problem posted here. Can't anyone help?The problem is:-images taken outdoor become overexposed (too bright)-White horizontal stripes appear in all of the outdoor photos, and some time in indoor ones too.-Problems only appear when taking stills, recording function is still perfect.If this is a software problem is it possible for me to fix it by myself?Thx \015

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Hi!
\015\012No, it's not a software problem. The problem is that the shutter\015\012doesn't work so it can't control the amount of light taken so the\015\012pictures are very bright with horizontal lines. There are usualy two\015\012causes - a broken shutter cable inside the lens or the shuuter blades\015\012are stuck - may happen if the lens get wet or something adhesive gets\015\012in it. It's a hardware problem so I suggest you contact local Canon or\015\012other camera service center. It is considered a hard repair so it could\015\012get expensive. I don't think it's worth it, so I would suggest you get\015\012another camera.
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\015\012Hope this helps!
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\015\012Tom
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