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My powershot A70 will not take a picture

My A70 will allow me to review existing pictures but the screen remains black when I switch to the picture taking mode. I tried taking a picture anyway but when I review the picture is black. I have not dropped my camera so I don't understand why I am having this problem. Please advise.
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It is a common problem with this camera. I had to send my back to have it fixed. Luckly it was under warrnity. Sorry I can not recall what they said was wrong, but talking to others, it seems to be common.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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