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Turn on camera and screen lights up with an image that seems permanent. Can't get into the menue or anything else. The zoom and picture taking button work but the viewing screen will not change from what looks like an image burned into the viewing screen. I can hear all the normal functions but no change occurs on the screen when trying the differnt options for the camera. Please help. My camera is Power Shot SD400 Digital ElPH. Sincerely

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Hi,
Please replace the battery to solve this issue.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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The an option to reset the camera to factory setting where you able try that?

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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    Take the memory card and the battery off the camera and wait 10-15 min and then try restart and try the menu.




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