Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?

Canon digital camera recall for defective image sensor

\015 Readers should be aware that Canon (and possibly other camera manufacturers) have recently announced various recalls (with free repairs and prepaid shipping) for CCD problems.\015\012\015\012Even if your camera is several years old and not in warranty, you might be entitled to a free repair. If you Canon camera has failed for any reason, or especially if it has image problems, check out the Canon website in your country.\015\012\015\012In the USA, go to the Canon USA website, select your camera model, and click on the "Service" link. \015\012Here is a direct link that worked in June 2006 (Enter it all on one line): \015\012\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=9828\015\012\015\012Or simply telephone Canon technical support (dial directory assistance) and ask about camera recalls.\015\012\015\012You'll need your make, model, and serial number.\015\012powershot SD500 VIEW SCREEN FAILURE looks like a umbrella from the top\015

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