Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

Fuzz screen purple and black fuzz screen


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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, contact Canon support for your country to see if they'll still honor the advisory (some still will, especially if you stress you knowledge that this is a known defect of the camera). They may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please see this link for more info.\015\012
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\015\012Affected cameras with this problem include:\015\012A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a
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Fuzz screen purple and black fuzz screen


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

CANON pOWESHOT S1 : BLACK SCREEN WITH PURPLE LINES ( BOTH SCREEN)


Yes they will. If you are still living in Canada, or in USA, call 1-800-OK-CANON to arrange free repair. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Canon ixus 50 screen went into phsycadelic pattern purple black and white. Now screen is black. Lens moves out a little and only retracts fully with assistance. Battery is fully charged.


Take it apart ie take the battery out, the memory card out and put it back together putting the battery back in last and try and turn it back on, if that does not help then I would get in touch with Canon and see if you can swap it or get it repaired ... Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera

Screen goes black and purple when I turn it on. If I try taking a picture it just shows black and purple


\015\012\015\012This is classic symptoms of CCD failure. This is very unusual to occur for a SD1000, but it is quite common for specific older Canon models as defective Sony CCD's were installed in many models over a span of three years. \015\0 ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Black with purple lines instead of image in viewing screen


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Screen error! unless i hold the lense when i first turn it on and press with my finger to the left or press the view button and hold the lense the press it again to take pictures the screen is black sometimes it is purple and sometimes it white. unless i keep a hold on the lense but then i can only take so many pictures that way! is there a short in it or dust? please help me!


Sorry to tell you but I think you have a bad cable on your CCD. You have to take it to be repaired at a shop. ... Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera

Lens broken my camera fell off a table and now the lens is screwed up. when i turn it on it is just a black screen. but if i press firmly on the right side of the lens, the picture blurs, fuzzes, and then comes into focus, once i take my finger off it goes black. so i can take pictures, but only with my finger on the lens. it seems like this is fixable. what can i do?


Not easily fixed. Sounds like you stripped the feeds for the lense, and it messed up the contacts. Try sending it to Kodak for repair, or taking it to a camera repair place. These devices are sensitive electronics, so you won't be able to fix it at h ... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

Dimage X20 camera when initializing does not show image or view on screen only hazy black and purple screen


Hello Boss there can be two issues for the problem posted by you.. Bt sorrry to let you know that it mays hurt you.\015\012\015\012\015\012 This is the CCD problem.\015\012Many have the exactly same problem If ... Digital Cameras

I have a fully charged battery and I turn the camera on and all of a sudden I cannot get a display on the screen. It gets a few purple waves, but goes back to a black screen. I have it in camera mode and the original settings i had the camera in when i took pictures, which came out very nice. I saved all my photo's to my computer to see if maybe i filled the memory stick, but still no luck... -Sandy


The display is probably bad - it can be replaced. Try taking a picture and download the results on a computer - if it's ok, then that confirms a bad display. The camera is still usable but with a bad display viewer. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

BLACK SCREEN I have a canon power shot camera. I was in the middle of taking photos and the screen went blackish purple and flickered white lines. What happened and how can this be fixed?


If it is Canon A75 camera then its problem of bad CCD imager and this part needs to be replaced.Canon will repair A75 camera for free in CCD imager problem as per announced scheme.Click ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

M1033 camera all i get is a black screen except when it first starts up then it get purple colors in it,still acts like it taking pictures but everything is black


Kodak ... Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera

Black and purple linkes in lcd screen


Hi,Its problem with ccd imager and imager need to be replaced.Canon will repair A70 free of cost as per announced scheme.Click ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

Black-n-purple viewing screen my fuji s700 (s7000) camera


Sounds like a bad LCD as I had a similar experience with a different brand. The part itself is probably not very cheap... but if you have $120 you could get the same camera, referbished.\015\012\015\012 ... Digital Cameras

When i turn my camera on, the screen is black with purple


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. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

When I turn the camera on (Canon Powershot A 80) purple and black stripes trouble the screen. The camera takes pictures anyway, but it is hard to see what photograph you make. Can anyone help?


Hi,This is known problem of ccd imager chip failure in Canon A80 camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to fix picture problem.Canon offers free of cost ccd imager replacement, click ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

I get a black and purple image on the screen and the final photo looks the same


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

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


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. ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

Hi my canon A70 will not let me view my subject -- instead, I get a striated screen of purple and black that I can't change. What's up?


I had the same problem and found that on the Canon website there was a CCD Image Sensor Advisory for this product. When I called the service number (1-800-828-4040) they were very helpful. Canon will pay shipping for your camera and repair the CCD Im ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

CANON Powershot SD 600. Picture screen may be broken. Has fixed pattern of black and purple similar to an ink blot spreading out. Any remedy other than new camera?


... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

My canon A70 has a black lcd screen and will not make pictures anymore and before the problem occured I sometimes got purple pictures.Is this a CCD related problem?


It's a problem with a faulty CCD as I found out on the internet reading several reviews on different sites.\015\012But thanks anyway ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

When turned on in photo mode the screen shows moving and flickering horizontal lines in shades of black & purple and nothing else


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. ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

I have a Cannon Powershot S500 and the screen is black with purple lines going thru it. This is the first time it happened. I tried turning it off and on, changed the battery but same problem appears.


You could be in luck hereSony made the screen and this is a known prtoblem. i have included the details here for you to make your claim against Canon. Several years ago, Sony turned out a bad batch of CCD sensors.They were sus ... Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera

Hi. When I power up my Canon A75 to take a picture, the screen is purple, not black. Is this also a sensor problem? Also when the camera is turned on or off, the lens retraction or extension mechanism makes an odd noise in addition to the normal sound. As far as I know, this camera has not been dropped. Thanks for your help.


The purple screen is also an indication of sensor failure, However, the odd noise could any of a number of things from sand/gunk in the gear mechanism, a damaged tooth on a gear, etc... But still, recommend that you contact Canon to arrange the adv ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Canon a95 when switched on lcd screen gives psychadelic display in purple, black and white - like a sci-fi sunset on some lonely planet.


You Canon A95 has problem of bad ccd imager sensor and this part will be replaced.Canon has announced free of cost repair scheme for A95 model for same problem. Click ... Digital Cameras

View finder screen has horizontal lines, almost looks like static. Picture is black across the bottom with purple horizontal lines across the top. Help!


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
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