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

Cannon IXUS 500 purple fuzzy lines in view finder and pictures

\015 Hi, i have the waterproof case for this camera and have just managed to bodge one of the failed parts on that together to make it work as there are no spare parts available apparently!!! Now the camera has got the fuzzy purple lines.\015\012Ive been looking on ebay and theres a few for sale and they all seem to have the same problem.\015\012When i took the case for repair it took 8 weeks to find out it couldnt be so id be grateful to know if its a common thing with this camera and can be fixed or not...hope so,its great when it works! \015\012Thanks\015

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Yes it's a very common problem for your model camera. 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 this link for more info.\015\012
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\015\012Applicable cameras include:\015\012A40, 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 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500 \015\012
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Cannon IXUS 500 purple fuzzy lines in view finder and pictures


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Your problem is undoubtedly the CCD image sensor. Under normal circumstances it would be cheaper to throw away the camera & buy a new one, but...\015\012\015\012 As of Oct. 6, 2005, Canon issued a Service Notice pert ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Simply call.....\015\012Canon Customer Support line at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 12 midnight, and Saturday from 10am-8pm. (All times EST.) \015\012\015\012They will fix it free of charge if it is a CCD p ... Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera

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