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It doesn't take pictures...

Everytime I try to take a picture, the icons on the screen are all there but the image I'm trying to capture doesn't show up. It's just a blank, black screen. If I try to take the picture, it just captures the black screen. I didn't drop it or anything, I just put it on one day and it started that. Please help. Thanks. 1.I am in possession of a canon powershot A80 CAMERA.2.On clicking blank image is getting displayed on the screen.however photos already on the memory card does get displayed on the screen.3.Suggest any service centre near Dehradun.

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Sounds like a defective CCD imager. You may be in luck. Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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