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Black screen My camera is doing the same thing and I don't know what to do. My screen is still black even if I change the batteries.

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See this link. Canon issued a world wide service notice regarding the CCD in some models. If this is diagnosed to be your problem, Canon will repair your camera at no charge, regardless of warranty status. If you're not in the US, contact your regional Canon service agency.

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http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
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