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Powershot S500 screen display

With the switch mode in either setting, the screen shows no image. It shows the icons.The camera will take a picture, flash will work, then when switched into play back mode, the propere icons show up but no image. I have pulled the battery, card out and changed them both, but to no advantage. Thanks for your help. Duane zmdwarren@aol.com

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