Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera ?

My Power shot canon s230 has a problem with the viewing screen. Mine has dark lines strobing lighting across the viewer.


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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. Please check this link for more info.\015\012
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Sounds like some kind of sync problem with your viewscreen. if it is under warranty still, send it back. if not you can try to go to a local repair shop, although most fixes cost as much as the camera. if it doesn't distract you too much and it still takes good photos, just keep on shooting.
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