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Camera took on a slight amount of moisture. Now LCD screen will not illuminate. Camera is functional in all ways. Shining a light into LCD screen shows that a dis play is still present & functioning.

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  • roncas7 Sep 18, 2008

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    Camera is a Canon Powershot A720 IS,4 months old. Have applied heat and air to no avail.

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The only option is to take it for service unless you are comfortable with opening up the camera with which you will neeed the service manual and some parts if you may indeed need to replace them

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This is a damage comparable to laptops wherein the FL Inverter is busted. The FL Inverter is the bulb that provides the bright white light that helps you see the actual display on the LCD. This could be the problem that you're having on your Camera. I am assuming that this is the damage done by the moisture on your camera since you mentioned that you can see the display in the LCD only it's has no light.

You'll definitely need to take it to a repair center that can fix it.

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  • Oliver Allan Lee Sep 18, 2008

    I'm using the term FL Inverter since I'm used to that on laptop LCDs, you can just tell the repair center or if you're buying the parts yourself that you need a backlight bulb.

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Can you please inform us the brand and model of this camera so we cna help you better..

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HOW DO I WORK A DIGITAL CAMERA?


STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATING YOUR FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA
1. READ YOUR CAMERA MANUAL before taking any photographs.
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4. Remove the lens cap.
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8. Bring the camera up to your eye and look through the viewfinder. Positioning the target mark in the center of the viewfinder on your subject will assure that it will be in focus.
9. Push the zoom lever toward W (wide angle) to shoot wide-angle shots or push it toward the T (telephoto) to zoom in.
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11. Press the shutter button all the way down. You'll hear a beep when you take a picture. Wait until the green light stops flashing before taking another one. Remember, digital cameras have a slight delay that traditional cameras don't since it takes a second to save the image to your camera's storage media card.
12. Turn off the camera. Your new photograph should appear on your camera's LCD screen.
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3. Experiment with your camera's features and take notes so that you can learn what works for you. Do this before you plan to use it for an important family event or trip.

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