Canon powershot A70 - suddenly blurry

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by QCassidy352, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    my brother's 3 year old canon powershot A70 was fine one day, and then the next day, all of the pictures on both the camera's LCD and the computer were very blurry.

    Nothing seems to be misaligned or anything like that, and nothing seemed to happen in the meantime to cause it. What would cause a camera to just "go" like this?

    thanks!
     
  2. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    if anyone knows the answer to this I'd really appreciate some help. It's kind of a big problem for my brother (who uses this camera to run his ebay side business).

    I'm guessing it's not the memory card because it shows up as blurry on the camera LCD... does this sound like a problem with the lens?
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    It does kind of sound like a mechanical problem. The lens could have become dislodged or the linkage could be screwed up. Can you hear the normal whirring when you touch the shutter release? It may be tough to tell what's happening by ear this way because the iris may move too.

    [ edit: just to satisfy any morbid curiosity, here is a disassembly pictorial. Repair may or may not be worth the cost or trouble. ]
     

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