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

Screen gets blury and won't tke a picture

\015 The screen on the back get all distorted and gets lines through it. If I take a picture and download it looks the same way\015

Answers :

The advisory hasn't expired for the S500. You might want to recontact that supplier who gave you the so-called "discount". Only contact Canon, and noone else, regarding this issue.
\015\012Yes, 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.
\015\012Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a
The Powershot S500 was afflicted by a batch of bad CCD's:

Canon issued a recall, but I'm afraid that its terms may have expired. Nonetheless, I managed to get a very good discount from my supplier when purchasing a 990IS, sending back the S500. I'm not sure whether he wanted to keep on the good side of a very good customer, but I *think* it was Canon policy. You can try that.
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