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Light displays on screen but no image

Whenever I power on my A-420 camera, light appears on display screen, but no image!! If I took photo also, it appears to be a dark screen- I mean, nothing is photographed. Reviewed through all settings, nut no use. Can anyone solve my problem?

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Can you see images taken earlier from memory in view mode ?
Can you access the menu and see it displayed on the screen ?
If yes to both, then your CCD sensor most likely is defekt.

No DIY recommended.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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