Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

Purple image was visible in viewfinder and in picture, came on at rare random in 2 months ago. The picture became more frequent, and picture had vertical distortion as well. Pictures unusable. Then good pictures were rare. Now the view in the view finder is black and white only with an electronic type of squiggle between the two colors.


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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 the following two links for more info:
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\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
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A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500
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