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LCD Screen not working, but camera still takes pictures

My Canon A640 camera was working fine and I shut it off after taking some pictures. When I turned it back on approximately 15 minutes later the LCD screen was not working. I could still use the viewfinder window, and the zoom feature. The camera took the pictures and I was able to download them to my computer.

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  • stretchhalo Nov 20, 2008

    A640 was working fine then the LCD screen was black. I could take pictures using the view finder only unless I use the custom setting, the stitch assist or color swap setting. But the LCD screen will also show pictures I've taken when in that mode. Any ideas??? Is it going to cost alot to repair or would the warranty cover it?

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Looks like the contacts of the LCD of your camera are loose. Be advised that this repair would require you to take it apart and may vvoid your warranty. If there are no faulty contacts then you will have to replace the LCD screen. Should cost you around 100-150$

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