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LCD screen is blank and pictures are also blank

I have a Canon powershot A700, recently my camera LCD display is blank[just black] and the pictures are also blank. Is there any way to solve this problem.

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    Albert Benjamin May 11, 2010

    Either your lens aperature is stuck , or your CCD (light sensor) is not working.Both problems could be due to accidental damage due to camera being dropped or splashed with liquid or exposed to too high humidity.Eithe of these problems could have damaged electronic control circuitry inside the camera. also your battery may be dead or missing. I know it sounds silly (battery) but it happens to nearly everyone.

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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).

To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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