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Light appears, 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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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    my camera can shoot pictures but the pcitures are too bright and sometimes are all white but when taking movies pcitures are ok

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Just change the setting to outdoor. if you read your manual it will explain how. pg 27

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