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Both my screen and viewfinder are black, no picture, no view! Help! I love my camera!

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Sounds like the CCD (image recording "chip") has died. Fairly common on some Canon models. Even though it is out of warranty by now, Canon has pledged to fix them at no cost in most markets. Here's a link to a more technical explanation. http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

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