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Lcd screen The lcd screen went black and the only way I can get it to come on is with the mode dial on stitch assist

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    I had the same problem that I just resolved. When I turned on the camera, the LCD screen was black and in stitch mode ok. Just read a previous recommendation of playing with the settings (I replaced batteries, reset date, changed the display time, and looked at all the other settings). Then when I went back to the picture taking mode viola.... the display was back. Seemed like magic because I really didn't know what I was doing with the settings. Hope it works for you too.

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This seems more likely: A/V plug has become faulty: http://www.fixya.com/support/t980272-a85_lcd_stays_off_in_all_modes_except

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Yes Canon will fix this problem. I have an A75 and love it, but the screen is constantly dark. Tech support at Canon said its the imaging sensor that is defective. I have just called them and they are sending the prepaid shipping label to me so I can send the camera in. Call Tech support at 800-828-4040 for help.

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Actually this sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. Take a picture while the screen is black and download it to your computer. Is the picture also black? If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

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