Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera ?

A 4 year old canon ixus 500 fault on screen only getting pink/mauve flashes across screen flash works but no result as unable to see any subject


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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:
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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
Hi anyone with any ideas would be gratefully recieved. I have an ixus 500 but it appears that the shutter is stuck. I can view other cf cards on the camera but i have no screen image and appear to be taking plain grey pictures. thanks in advance
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