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Canon Powershot A520 Stuck in View Picture Mode

When I power up my camera, it goes into the viewfinder screen for about 2 seconds, then it goes black and jumps to the picture viewer screen. Even if i toggle the switch back in forth,,,nothing. Ive tried replacing the batteries, zooming in and out, power up then down...nothing... Also, my zoom button seems to be sticking a little,,, any ideas?

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  • kaboutit Nov 08, 2007

    I have the same problem but with teh A540. does anyone know how to fix it?

  • sshekhr Dec 07, 2007

    Yeah i have exactly the same problem with A520!

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You need to power it with rechargable batteries. with the MAH being no less than 2000. I bought a charger which came with 2batteries for less than a tenner

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