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Streaky pink/purple photos - diagnosis wanted!

Donna S , Aug 12, 2005; 12:11 a.m.

My Canon A70 has been a wonderful little camera until recently when it suddenly went from taking normal photos to producing streaky pink and purple photos no matter what setting I used. Nothing had happened to the camera previous to this. What's happening here? What's happening here? These are good examples of what is happening. Any ideas? Should I start saving for a new camera?


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Rob Bernhard , Aug 12, 2005; 12:20 a.m.

Sorry to say, but your camera is probably bound for the electronics recycling pile. :(

You can probably find a replacement A70 on ebay for a really good price, or (probably the better option) look at upgrading.

Jean-Baptiste Queru , Aug 12, 2005; 01:33 a.m.

Looks like a dead sensor. Makes for some interesting abstract pictures, but not necessarily the ones you'd want. Time to get a new camera.

Jean-Jacques Lemaire , Aug 12, 2005; 08:22 a.m.

Did you try another memory card? Yours might be defective... (but unfortunately, I'm more prone to point the camera...)

Donna S , Aug 12, 2005; 09:23 a.m.

I have been wondering if this is a sensor problem. I have already tried swapping around memorycards and reformatting anything that can be reformatted.

The camera is only about 2 years old but I did get a lot of use out of it. Next camera I think I might just go for a longer warranty. I'm thinking about a Canon A95 as the successor to this one as I want a point and shoot for things like kid photos to send to the family. But I also like to experiment with the macro function, take photos of food to upload onto my favourite recipe site, try tricks I've seen on Flickr etc...

Conrad Hoffman , Aug 12, 2005; 09:33 a.m.

The situation looks pretty grim, but if there's a reset function anywhere, try that. Maybe remove the batteries for a time, then reinstall 'em. Time to raid the piggy bank.

Byron Lawrence , Aug 12, 2005; 09:55 a.m.


since your camera seems to have crapped out I will releive you of it for the price of shipping, I think it would make great digital art. :)

Andrew Robertson , Aug 13, 2005; 01:35 a.m.

You dropped it, didn't you!

Come on, we won't tell.

Donna S , Aug 13, 2005; 02:05 a.m.

I definitely didn't drop it and the kids hadn't touched it either. It honestly just happened :P

Scott Lewis , Aug 15, 2005; 06:38 a.m.

Happened to the digi cam from my work mate recently as well. Look like the ccd is dead.

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