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

Hi ...when I turn on the camera I get a black grainy image that takes up most of the screen with mauve borders, sometimes by pointing at a lite source it goes away.It will not take pics int his mode.

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