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Canon PowerSHot A85

My Canon Powershot will not show anything but dark grey in the viewfinder or monitor. The saved pictures show up fine and it takes a picture (nothing but grey) ...any ideas? It's not the batteries and I reseated the card along with reformatting but no luck.

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