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PICTURE SCREEN Hi Am unable to shoot new pictures with my A85 Digital camera. I am able to see the previous recorded snaps, but not able to take new photos. the back screen digital screen is fully black. Appreciate a response

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    Picture on recall screen but no picture on picture screen. Picture screen is completely black.

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CCD sensor fault : playback fine but no image in capture mode. Replace the sensor. Canon repairs thse faults free of charge but you need to find out what their policy is with A85. As I said this is a classic : I get + - 5 A85s every week with this particular fault.

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As mentioned, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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Canon is replacing the defective CCDs free of cost. Contact their authorized service center.

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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

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