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Canon PowerShot Camera A70

It will no longer take a picture, the LCD Monitor goes black after reviewing pictures already taken. I have installed three sets of new batteries without changing the out come. It will let me review, but when I plug the camera into the computer to download and save the pictures it shuts down. I really think I have perhaps pushed the wrong button on Menu or Function by mistake. It worked great one minute and the next the monitor goes blank anytime I switch the mode to camera. I'm not to brite with all the technical terms on how things are set or used. I'm 72 years young and have not caught up with the younger generation on the use of electronic. I have reformatted the CF Card with the same results. Any halp would be appreciated. Ralph Craig.

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This came under a recall from Canon. The defect was exactly as stated. They fixed it at no charge. Nice company. Andy

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