Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera ?

Unable to take pictures or view old viewer has distorted image


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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 this link for more info.\015\012
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Unable to take pictures or view old viewer has distorted image


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. ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

Distorted image The image I see through the viewer is distorted(vertical lines). Also if I take a picture that comes up the same, all vertical lines? The picture looks good in the viewfinder but the actual picture is distorted---many horizontal lines thru the picture and the exposure is very very light. I have tried cleaning the lens with an "air duster: but has not helped. Any suggestions?


Sounds like you may have a faulty CCD Sensor or the wiring came loose. My Camera did the samethimg. Email [email protected] and explain to them the problem. ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

After I take picture, the picture is captured & shown but when I try to view,(by pressing playback) it displays 'Cannot playback Image' with a big question mark. When I downloaded & tried to view those pictures, its not displayed. Whatever viewer I use, it says viewer cannot open this picture as format is not supported. The format is Jpeg. I was using the camera for the first time in my trip, the pics taken for half day are fine, but later half it started giving the above error.I had not made an


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I turn the camera on, the Canon image comes up along with various icons, but there is no picture in the viewer - and when I take a picture I get nothing. It's like the lens remains covered. Is this a setting that is somehow changed? I reset - but no change. I can view pictures on the card, so it's not the display. I can also view settings - just not any picture.


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The camera powers on fine, although it has a black screen with no image. What type problem is this and is it fixable or not. When I go to look at the pictures I took while the display screen was blacked out the screen remains with no image. I just turned on my camera the other day and I can still acces my menu, I can see the camera details in the corner and even view old pictures but when I turn it on eveything else is black! I can't take any new pictures because of the black screan. Is this fi


I have the same problem i need help fixing it? ... Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera

Image distorted LCD can be seen perfectly while reviewing old pictures, but when we try to take new pictures the LCD shows the object/person distorted


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony 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 link for more info:\015\012 ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Distorted image The image I see through the viewer is distorted(vertical lines). Also if I take a picture that comes up the same, all vertical lines?


A large batch of potentially faulty CCD image\015\012sensors were installed\015\012on a large number of Canon cameras over the space of a few years. The\015\012sensors may go bad prematurely with time, especially if you live in\015\012humid areas. A ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

I have a powershot S400. similar to one of the previous posts, the camera first started showing a pink hue in the center (1/3) column of the viewer, which would occassionaly show up on the snapshot. Now that problem has digressed considerably to distortion. first the center 1/3 of the image on the vieing screen will start to take on a pink hue. then the same area will appear to "melt" with pixels of the original image streeking down. sometimes I take a picture and it comes out perfectly


Sound like this one. At least Canon europe still fixes it if it is manufactured 2002-2004.http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html ... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

Olympus X-42 less than 2 yrs old, hardly used. When switched on to take a picture I get a series of coloured (pink, purple etc.) vertical lines on the LCD screen and when I take a picture, the camera photographs the lines. When viewing previous images they are fine. Any suggestions anyone???


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Card Setup.. When i try to view my old pictures or take a picture, the viewer screen shows a Card Setup page, and i have either a choice of "Format" which will erase my pictures or "switch off".. How can i recover the pictures on the card?!


Hi,\015\012\015\012Chances are your memory card has been corrupted and is no longer readable by your camera hence the camera asking you to "reformat". You have to perform the reformat to hopefully make the memory card usable again.\015\012\015\012To ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

Lcd blurred I have a canon power shot a80 and when i turn it on and try to take a picture, on the LCD display i see a mixture of colour which is not even letting me see the image of the picture i would like to take. If i look through the lens and take the image, i am still able to view the picture I had taken if i set the camera on the view pictures. The mixture of colours on the LCD only shows when the camera is set on take the picture... and it doesn't even do it always. Thanks.


Canon will fix this camera if it is in the list of ccd defect. Contact canon.com for the Americas, or where you are. Call Service on the web page with the 800 number.http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&am ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

I have a 4-5 year-old Canon Sureshot 3.2 MP (PC1037?)digital camera that has been extremely reliable. I use it for fishing trips primarily now. The viewing screen is now black and I am unable to take new pictures, other than black pictures. The menu still works and the playback of prior pictures still works. Question is whether to toss the camera or do you have a quick and inexpensive fix for this second or third camera in my collection. Thanks.


I think seriously toss it i had a look at your model and some one who had it repaired and it was 180.00 just get a new one ... Digital Cameras

No image on lcd for taking pictures. Lcd works fine to go through also to view old pictures. just black in camera mode. Tried shooting anyway and no picture. This happened once before and went away an hour later. this time it is not going away.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very b ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera

After having my memory card fill up I uploaded the images to my computer. After uploading I placed chip back in the camera and deleted all images - which it said it did successfully. Now I can only take 3 pictures before it says it is full again because it is now not reading / or saving the images to the chip but rather the camera. Also after re-inserting the chip back into the computer I see that it in fact did NOT delete the photos from the chip although it said it had (and I am unable to view


You can simply delete the photos from your computer instead. Simply drag all your photos to the recycle bin in windows or trash can in mac and then empty it. This will delete everything you have on the card. ... Casio Exilim EXZ75 Digital Camera

I recently dropped my Samsung es55 digital camera and now the lense will not retract and no image is displayed on the screen. I am also unable to take pictures. However when I go to view pictures on the camera the screen works perfectly. How can this be fixed?


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Can't view image in LCD viewer to take pictures suddenly. All of my other pictures are still saved on the memory stick.


Copy your pictures off the memory stick.Send the camera in for repair. There have been some issues with image on cameras. Sony may repair this for you. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

My camera is not showing through Viewer or display screen, not able to take pictures...... My display screen works fine to view old pictures taken..What could be the problem?


It sounds bad ccd imager chip in your Canon camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view in camera mode to take pictures.Canon offers free of cost repair for few models with same problem, click ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I don't have any image on either thr viewer or the screen when I open the camera to take pictures. I can view the prévious images I already took before and wich are registred on the memory card.


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. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

Canon Powershot A75 problems ________________________________________ I have a Canon powershot A75 Digital camera its about a 11 months old and has a few problems now. 1. zoom doesn't work any more 2. any buttons like "menu" "func" "up/down/left/right" don't work anymore 3. unable to view pictures I've taken except the last one 4.Orange AF light on the front of the camera keeps blinking. I am able to still take pictures and download them to my computer but thats all. Has anyone else


Having read on a few sites about loose ribbon wires causing problems and having this same problem.\015\012I decide to take the camera apart. Taking all the screws out and fidling with the "wires" connecting the zoom control and the photo type selecto ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

NIKON COOLPIX S1 NO PICTURE IN VIEWER, BUT YOU CAN VIEW OLD PITCURES IN MEMORY. We have to keep our camera on "scene" to get around blank screen. Would love to get answer to this problem tho. Also it is very slow in taking the photo and resetting itself to take another. Any answers??


Hello, try resetting the camera once ... remove the\015\012batteries and press the power button for few seconds and put ur\015\012batteries back !! ... Nikon Coolpix 4100 Digital Camera

The camera is 2 years old, when turning on the power it goes to the date set,you can change the year, then it slides over to the month, but seems froze up, then the camera resets itself, if you skip the date set up, it shows a view on the lcd, but can't take a picture, and the camera resets again. My son borrowed it and took pictures snorkeling, so it may have gotten wet, but the lcd screen is not distorted as it was a year ago when I got water in it.


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When i turn the camera to take a photo, no image appears in the LCD or the eyepiece. this just happened all the sudden. I am able to view pictures that I've already taken in the LCD and the LCD will also give me the menus, picture count, everything that you would expect to see except the image that you want to take a picture of. i tried to take a picture, but the screen was just black as well. any and all help will be appreciated! thanks, mark


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Currently my Canon Powershot A620 takes blank images. It turns on and I can view through my view finder pictures that were taken prior to...however, when I try to take pictures at the present, the images are blank...Has anyone else experienced this and how does one go about fixing it?


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I can view shots already taken but when in the camera mode the screen is distorted, purplish and I am unable to take a pictures.


Its known problem of bad ccd imager in Canon A60 camera.Canon will repair it free of cost. Click ... Canon PowerShot A60 Digital Camera

I have an power shot A70. when takeing a picture the viewer gos black. you can view all phots on card. batterys good. about 4 yr. old. worker fine.


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:\015\ ... Digital Cameras
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