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

Washed out image with horizontal lines

\015 I have reset the original settings, but all images on the screen are washed out with horiz. lines.There is also a delay in the shutter and an internal clicking noise at times.\015

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Don't know about the internal clicking noise, but the washed out screen with lines 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 this link for more info.
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