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LCD screen displays settings only. Won't take pics

Screen displays Canon logo when camera is turned on (color) and then goes gray.  When I push display, screen displays settings only on black ground.  Camera will not take pictures.  Tried holding Display while lens down on table.  No success - 1 try.

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This sounds like a defective CCD that Canon is repairing free. Go here for more details: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

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