Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Sometimes pictures are grainy and have lines running across them. next picture will be ok.


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Sometimes pictures are grainy and have lines running across them. next picture will be ok.


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When pictures are taken the picture is whitish and has horizontal lines running through the picture. Sometimes after taking multiple pictures it returns to normal but not always. I have already tried cleaning the lens.


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I have a Cannon PowerShot A75 and when I try to take pictures the screen is black and there are lines running across the screen. It will not take pictures. I have charged the batteries and I have put new batteries in and it did not solve the problem. Please tell me what I need to do to fix my camera. There is not a Canon dealer near me. Thanks, Brenda Chapman


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When taking pictures there are lines across the pictures and sometimes the picts are really bright or discolored. What could be the cause of this?


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I just recently bought a Polaroid t1234 from walmart and ive only had it for 2 weeks. When i turn the camera on the screen turns pink or has pink lines running across the screen. When the camera is like this it wont take any pictures, if i do the pictures turn out pink just like the screen. I dont have the receipt and so i cant take it back but i want to know what is wrong with it or how much it will be to get it fixed.


The CCD image sensor chip is faulty, take it back for replacement. You do not need a receipt, If you paid by debit/credit card, use your paper statement as proof of purchase ... Digital Cameras

I dropped my camera and there are some lines running across my photos. it is also not a problem with the LCD screen - I uploaded my pictures on my computer and the pictures turn out the same as on the camera. help! thank you!!!


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I have a Cannon PowerShot A75 and when I try to take pictures the screen is black and there are lines running across the screen. It will not take pictures. I have charged the batteries and I have put new batteries in and it did not solve the problem. Please tell me what I need to do to fix my camera. There is not a Canon dealer near me. Thanks, Brenda Chapman


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I believe I got salt water spray on my camera this past summer and now it is having various problems that come and go. Foremost is most pictures are washed out of color and there is horizontal lines in the pictures. Sometimes shutter doesn't open or close. Flash won't pop up. Running slow. Is this worth repairing or should I buy a new camera?


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Horizontal LINES IN the pictures we are taking when reviewed shows thin horizontal lines running across


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When trying to take a picture the color is off. It shows a purple tent on the screen, but there are old photos on there that are shown in normal color. It suddenly switched to giving everything the purple tent and has grainy lines going across the screen. I have tried to reset the settings to see if that would help but it hasn't. I haven't tried to upload any of the photos with the purple tent to see if they come up normal colors on my computer. Thank you!


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Pictures had been bright and clear then the next time I used the camera it was just blurred horizontal lines across the screen. Same when it transferred them to the computer. It is always in its case when not in use and had not been dropped or mishandled. I have had the camera for a long time and have loved it.


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F410. Have lines running across theviewing screen & get distorted pictures. Seems to be a common problem as I have seen these cameras advertised for sale (used) with the same symptoms.


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White pictures and lines across pictures


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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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Lines show across my camera when I take a picture


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Faint lines running through the lcd and out of focus pictures with drawn out images. The camara was working normally. I transferred the photos to my computer using a usb cable. I used it once after that, and the pictures were fine. Now on swithing the camera on, the LCD screen has very faint lines running through it and when you take a pic, they come out very blurred and out of focus. Please help. [email protected]


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Blurred pictures with and without lines, sometimes clear pictures with lines, intermittent, then clear pictures without lines. Video, two minutes, no problems. Thanks in advance.


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I get coarse blurry lines across the picture.


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