01-31-2014 07:32 PM
in the midst of photo shoot yesterday, this vertical line pattern appeared in every photo and can't get rid of it. Triple checked all my settings, nothing's changed about how I take my photos.
Through the viewfinder when I prefocus I see the result of what my photo should look like after the shot, but after I take it, the shot is 50% lighter, with a horrible pattern of lines. Has my camera totally died? Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? I cannot take photos anymore with this all time favorite camera of mine
02-01-2014 06:40 AM - edited 02-01-2014 06:51 AM
First try a complete reset if possible, I can't see it being the memory card but if you have a spare one try that.
One cause could be the sensor or the display itself, I've had faulty ribbon cables going to the display on TV sets causing similar problems.
I take it they are in the same place on every shot. What does a good photo show up like, i.e., one prior to this fault showing? This would point to the sensor or display, since the photo was taken previous to the fault it 'would' eliminate the sensor as this is only used when taking photos and not when 'viewing'.
Pity you couldn't post a sample as it *may* help.
02-01-2014 09:08 AM - edited 02-01-2014 09:09 AM
It almost sounds like the Digic image processor is at fault, that it is not processing correctly. Unfortunately, the repair for this is more than the camera is worth, unless you are handy with electronics and want to tackle the repair yourself. One thing that you might do is load CHDK software on the camera and shoot in RAW to see if the photos look better in the DPP software from Canon. If they do, you can be sure the processor is shot since the camera won't use the processor to capture the RAW data. If not, then the culprit could be the sensor or ribbon cable. A word of caution about CHDK is to make sure you use the correct version for your camera.
02-01-2014 02:57 PM
Hi Dave, thanks for taking the time to respond to my plight. I tried reseting, and get the same unfortunate results. I have since purchased a one owner PowerShot A470 on EBay for $24 (includes shipping) so I did well with a replacement. I wanted to post photos of these lines, which btw do appear in the same place every time, but I did not see a link anywhere here to inlude them within my post.
Have yourself a great weekend~ desi
02-01-2014 03:06 PM