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Our Canon Powershot A80 turns on, but no display appears on the LCD monitor when in shooting mode. Camera acts like it is taking a picture,flash occurs, but you then cannot display the image on the LCD monitor.(all black) When trying to download the image from the CF card, it is just a samll dot, no image is there. We have had camera for several years, no longer under warranty.

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Seems your Canon A80 camera got known problem of bad ccd imager IC that needs to be replaced.
Canon will replace ccd imager free of cost, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.
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