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Cannon powershot sd 300

Hi, my cannon powershot elph was dropped, and since then it still takes pictures, the flash goes off, but the picture comes out with the top half of it dark..? Not sure what is wrong with it and how to fix it? Thanks

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Re: cannon powershot sd 300

Flash may have been dislodged and out of true. or may be the lens is out of alignment or a shutter blade is not functioning. Dropping them sure does them no good at all. Into the repair shop with it

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