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A95 LCD screen black and unable to take photos

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help solve my A95 problem please? I have had it for about 4 years with no issues at all. Last week the screen appeared black when I turned it on. I can depress the shutter button and it clicks and flashes as if it has taken a photo, however nothing but a 'black photo' appears on the memory card!

Odd thing is that I can still view old pictures from the memory card on the LCD display.

Is there anyone out there that may have an idea what the problem might be please and is it likely to be expensive to fix?

Thanks!!!
"Last week the screen appeared black when I turned it on. I can depress the shutter button and it clicks and flashes as if it has taken a photo, however nothing but a 'black photo' appears on the memory card!

Odd thing is that I can still view old pictures from the memory card on the LCD display."

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    The LCD does not show the picture in the camera mode and pictures are not recorded using the view finder. Themenu information and theme do appear and previously taken pictures do appear in the view modet

  • nural Sep 09, 2008

    Same problem........photos come out black.........can view previous photos.......can view menu....would like to know what to do.

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I have exactly the same problem

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Its common problem in canon cameras and I have solution. please let me know if you didn't find in chat.

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    :) same thing happend, I couldn't get you in chat

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I had this happen to me this morning and when I hit the DISP. button, the screen worked again. Apparently, you can toggle through 3 different screen modes with this button.

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