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All functions work except taking the picture

The camera will power "on". The display screen works, the zoom works, the focus works. The only problem is that it won't actually snap the picture. Memory card is in the camera and isn't full.

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Bad CCD or CCD circuit board. Try getting a quote for CCD repair or buy another used A85.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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