Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

The viewing screen

\015 The screen when ontaking photos has developed lines flashing up and down the screen, but when you put it onto the viewing mode its perfectly ok, any ideas thanks\015

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Take a picture while those lines are being displayed. Do they also show up on the picture? If so, then this sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. Canon will 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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