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LCD not working

Camera only 2 weeks old--my dtr taking pictures on the 4th of July, adjusting vari-angle LCD and the LCD went black and has stayed that way. Camera powers on and takes pictures (look through Viewfinder) but no image on the LCD. HELP?!!

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If you need them, you can get all the related user manuals/guides from this link; http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=320&modelid=14109 There are a few possible causes for your problem; Faulty LCD screen - check if you can review pictures on it, even if you can't take pictures using the screen. Bad connection - you can try moving the screen into different positions to see if it comes on at any of them - where the connector goes through the hinge is a possible problem site - more likely the connector has come loose at one end or the other. Software problem - Connect the camera to a PC/Mac, and open the "Zoom Browser EX/Image Browser" program. Find the "Set my Camera" window and you should have "reset to factory settings option" (check the software starter guide page 42) You can reset all the camera settings to their factory default value - this has to be worth trying. I would use the warranty - Canon warranty service is usually pretty good - post back with your general area and we can hopefully find you a service centre. Hope this helps :)

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