Sorry for not posting in a while. I was busy with a few other things and my Canon PowerShot A95 started showing a weird problem. It's pretty easy to explain - Once the camera goes into this mode, all the pictures look like they have transparent violet paint splashed on them! The camera seems to revert to its normal helpful self after a random amount of time (usually less than 10 minuntes), but as you can guess, it became a very painful excercise.
For a long time, I couldn't for the life of me figure out the reason for the problem, until I stumbled upon this
by pure chance (you can see that the question was posted on a Nikon D40 page!). So now we know that faulty CCD wiring
is the problem and they say they'll repair it for free even if it's out of warranty. I trust they'll do it in the US for sure, but I'm not so convinced they'll do it here in India. If anybody has any previous experience with authorised Canon service centres either in Hyderabad or Bangalore, do let me know. Thanks.
Update: Thought I'd include a pic to showcase how bad the problem really is:
(Yea, that was supposed to be my b'day cake. Sighhh...)