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Dead LCD - is there a fix?

I was formatting my CF card when the camera spontaneously shut down. When I turned it on I had no LCD. I was able to remove the CF card & format it in a PC card reader. But the A75 has no display & I can find no way to restore it. I tried the factory reset by holding down menu button, arrowing over to "OK" (again, doing this all blind with no LCD) and it seems to work because all the default sounds are back. It seems to shoot ok. Everything seems to work but the display - which makes it near impossible to access any menu functions.
HELLLP! Did the firmware get fried when it shutdown during CF format? If so, is there any way to hard-reset it?
Any advice is fraintically welcomed. (aside from "get a new camera"). The 3.5MP imager suits me fine. The 4AA batts give it a long life & I have a huge collection of CF cards I'm not ready to scrap.

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Understand how you feel, I love my A75 too. But forgive me if this seems obvious, but did you try pressing the DISP button on the back of the camera with the camera turned on? If so, next have you tried downloading your pictures to view them on your computer? Are they also black like your screen? If so, the problem may be a defective CCD imager. Canon should then fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

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