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No image on LCD of Canon A520

When the camera is on, everything is on the display window, except any image view. When taking pictures, can hear the shutter sound, but the picture is just blank.

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2 possibilities,
Either CCD Imager is defective and does not produce image signal Or IRIS / Aperture is stuck in lens assembly. In both cases qualified camera tech can fix it.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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