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Display Issue with Canon Powershot A75

by surdyman / February 2, 2006 1:19 AM PST

My camera's display (when I am in shooting mode) is all screwed up... i get funny cyan, magenta-ish color hues on the display, I can't see the subject and even on clicking i get the same image!! Camera works perfectly when I switch to preview mode and browse photographs.
Any ideas on what could be the issue here?

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Canon A75
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 8:11 AM PST

I think I have good news for you.

Canon issued an advisory on several cameras that has to do with a defective sensor. The A75 is one of them.

It uses a Sony sensor that had manufacturing defects.

Canon will fix the camera for free, even if it is out of warranty.

Here is a link that should get you started:


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thank you! thank you!
by surdyman / February 2, 2006 8:17 PM PST
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thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction. i really the problem thati am experiencing is the same as what canon is talking about!

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I found a solution by blind chance
by Hajojunge / September 28, 2013 4:18 AM PDT

Today my Canon A75 failed totally. The monitor was flickering, magenta lines over and over (as you can watch on youtube), video and pictures. Playback and menus were ok. A sensor problem? NO!
I tried a reset, known from some other devices:
I turned off the camera, pressed the release button fully down, and turned the power on (in record mode).
A red dot appeared in the upper right corner for some seconds, and the monitor was back.
Bingo, my camera is back to service and works fine again!
No sensor problem, the software seemed to be confused.
This reset is not documented by Canon!
Hope it works with other A75.

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It was no solution, a mistake
by Hajojunge / September 29, 2013 12:54 AM PDT

Yesterday my camera was fine, but this morning it failed again. The "trick" didn't work. The "repair" had worked by happenstance. I was trapped because the camera returned to work after my play with the knobs.
Sorry, it's disappointing, I am sorry for any inconvenience and destroyed hopes.

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A75 from the Forum Moderator
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 29, 2013 6:55 AM PDT

Your experience is much like others.
My own camera failure was much the same.
It took a week before the sensor completely gave up the ghost.

Let us know if Canon is still honoring this free repair.
It has been a long time since Canon acknowledged the problem (2005).

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