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My camera's menu not working

Dear, I bought a camere with brand name : Canon last year. It was working fine,but from past few months,my camera menu is not working and I can't use to features like : Take picture in the night, in the snow and in the party etc. please help me to fix this problem.

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Re: My camera's menu not working

If you are certain that you are understanding the functions and are doing everything right according to the book then Contact customer support at Canon- if you have had it only a short while they should replace it

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