Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

My camera has purple and black wavy lines in the view finder and that's what the pictures look like

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

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My display is streaked, pink like lines but cannot see to take a picture and if proceed with picture it looks like the view finder - not clear at all. Any assistance you can provide would be great. Is it possible to send it in for repair?

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Verticle Lines When I turn on my camera, all I can see in my view-finder is many lines, almost like a multi-colored bar code. Sometimes this occurs after trying to take the first picture, but most of the time there cannot even be a first picture. When I attempt to snap a picture with the lines in the view finder and then 'recall' that picture, it is only the lines.

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When I turn my camera on I only see a dark blue and black image with white lines running through it--could I have damaged something or have I messed up my settings? I can look at previous pictures taken, they look fine, I just can't figure out why I can't see anything through the view finder or LCD monitor in order to take new pics. i have been reading through the manual, tried new batteries (regular AA)--any suggestions?

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No picture When looking at the monitor and the view finder all I have is some purple lines across the screen. The camera will flash and make a blank photo. I have recharged the batteries to ensure they are good.

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