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Cannon Powershot A-620 black screen can't review

I own a cannon powershot A 620 camera. When I turn it on the screen is black. The shutter opens. I've changed the batteries. I can point the camera at an object and take a picture while the screen remains black. I put the card in a different camera and the A620 is taking pictures but you can't see anything on the screen.

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Did you accidentally press the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera? This manually turns the screen on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder to take pictures. To turn the screen back on, just press this button one more time.

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