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Canon 40D display on top of camera

9 month old canon 40D still functions but the display on top of camera will not show setting changes. Almost all icons are illuminated. Again, the camera still works and I can check settings on the back display but top display is locked. Any solutions besides sending it to NJ for 3 weeks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Sounds like you are stuck sending it off for repair. I know no other way.

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