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Viewing screen is black

My Canon Powershot Elph about 50% of the time powers on, and the screen works for me to view pictures previously taken, but on the setting to take pictures the screen is black.

About a quarter of the time I can get it to work again by doing the reset procses, and about a quarter of the time it works if I take out the battery and blow into the camera (the old Nintendo trick), but about half the time I can't use it for a few hours.

Does anyone know a permanent fix for this, or even a more reliable temporary fix?

Thank you!

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Re: Viewing screen is black

Defective ccd imager!! company will replace this ccd imager free of charge. Year 2002 up to 2005 released unit has a factory defect ccd imager. the company recalled those units and replaced with a stronger version of ccd imager ( they are still doing it). check it out.

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