Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera ?

Wavy distortion on screen

\015 How can I remove wavy distortion from screen. This is there permanently in all functions as in I can't use the video or camera settings.\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 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.\012
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Wavy distortion on screen


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