Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera ?

My Canon A95 takes purple/pink, smothered, unrecognizable images. What is wrong with it and how can it be fixed?


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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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