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Image blacked out on LCD and can not see image in view finder

I can turn the camera off and on. The auto focus is moving out and in, but the image on the LCD Screen is black and if I look through the view finder I still can't see anything. I did try new batteries and made sure the settings were right. Does anyone have an idea on what this could be? Or how to fix it? Thanks, Sandra

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  • hilds Dec 12, 2007

    i can turn my camera on and off,able to see on menu,baut the lcd shows nothing is all black,cant view any picture in my scd as well,,any help



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This is a defective CCD known to Canon. They will repair it free of charge. Go here for details:

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The Canon website doesn't include this model as having the CCD problem.

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They say they will repair the problem free of charge if the problem is determiend to be the CCD. What other things would cause this problem?

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