Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera ?

I accidentally hit the button to format the memory card in my Canon Powershot A80 camera. Not only did I delete all my pictures but the images through the view finder shows distorted vertical lines. Do I need to get my camera serviced?


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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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