Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera ?

My powershot A70 screen is black with purple lines running vertically when i want to take a picture. Older pics view fine.


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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.
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My powershot A70 screen is black with purple lines running vertically when i want to take a picture. Older pics view fine.


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