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Screen turns black and stays black.

Screen will not show picture that the camera is pointing at, just a black screen.

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  • richgar Mar 16, 2009

    While attempting to record or playback the I have a gray screen, no image what so ever.



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This is a manufacturing default that Canon will fix for free regardless of the status/age of your warranty.  Get their 1-800 number and call them.  They'll tell you where the nearest Canon service centre is.  You just take your camera there and they will fix free of charge.

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