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Black screen, it won't show nothing. it say (p71) on it

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Go to this site and call Sony. DO IT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 2008. Only certain models are included. Check the list. Mine of course, they claim is not included although it has the same problem.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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Call 1-800-828-4040.....there is a defective chip that needs to be replaced and Canon will fix it for free. They even sent me free shipping lables as well....

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