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Canon A520 - LCD screen works but very very dark!

This is my friends camera so I dont know if it was ever mishandled but the camera works fine however the screen is very dark and you need to use a flashlight to see the screen. If you press the DISP button it is very clear that the LCD screen turns off as it should. All features work on the camera but is there a way to increase the light intensity on the screen? I searched online but havent found any clue as of yet. thanks!

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Re: Canon A520 - LCD screen works but very very dark!

Yes I beleive in the tools menu there is an LCD brightness option. Hit menu and to the right twice for this menu I think. (maybe in the shooting menu though.)

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