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Canon A620 No Picture

First problem I have had with this camera but when I turn it on in camera mode the lense opens up, but the screen is black I can see the display and turn that off and on but I can't see what I am taking a picture of and when I snapped a picture it was blank. When I turn it to view the photos all my pictures are there and I can view them. My camera is probably a couple years old is all. It has not been dropped. Any ideas????? PH when I turn it on in camera mode the lense opens up, but the screen is black I can see the display and turn that off and on but I can't see what I am taking a picture of and when I snapped a picture it the everything is black. When I turn it to view the photos and videos all i can view is color black. My camera is probably a couple years old is all. It has not been dropped. please help!

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First try hitting the DISP button (sorry if this offends, but many people have made this mistake). If this doesn't help, next try resetting the camera. Turn on the camera, and hold the menu button for at least five seconds. Believe reset is also in the menus.

If the above doesn't help, then unfortunately this sounds like your CCD image sensor may have failed. This would then require professional repair. Contact Canon at 1-800-OK-CANON.

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