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Received a new SD990 IS today. Charged battery, inserted and switched on. Blue Canon screen appears but no request to set date and time, and none of the buttons have any effect. After about 30 seconds it powers down again. Seems to me it must have been damaged in transit. Any advice about things to try would be welcome, but I guess I may just have to send it back. Alistair. (Edinburgh) alistairk@blueyonder.co.uk

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Best bet is to send it back for a new one.

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2. Press the <FUNC./SET> (g0046915.gif) button.
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g0013176.gif Press the <MENU> (g0046624.gif) button.


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g0013174.gif Press the <MENU> (g0046624.gif) button.


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