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Canon powershot a400


When I switch the camera on, the display screen shows only half

a viewing screen and has number 431 in the bottom right  corner

along the top it has a picture of what looks like a double screen also a square with a circle in it then two more circles and  another small square that looks like a house

on the bottom it says set a nd a sqiggly line

pon the left biottom it has the letters M1

above the snall viewing squre are the numbers 1--2


How do I get rid of all this bumf and just geta full viewing screen ?


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