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

LCD screen looks dark

\015 Recently, I travelled to India where the weather was very very hot and humid. My camera was on the back seat of the car out side the camera case. I believe the LCD was exposed to hot sun through the glass window of the car. Now I can not see anything ( picture) on my LCD. Some lines running horrizondaly if I review the pictures I took before this happenend. May I get your advise? Thanks\015

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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:
\015\012Applicable cameras include:
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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