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My camera is not showing through Viewer or display screen, not able to take pictures...... My display screen works fine to view old pictures taken..What could be the problem?

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It sounds bad ccd imager chip in your Canon camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view in camera mode to take pictures.
Canon offers free of cost repair for few models with same problem, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details and ask Canon for free repair of your camera.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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If your Canon A80 camera shows previously stored images of memory card in playback mode but does not show live view in camera mode to take fresh picture then ccd imager chip got defective and need to be replaced.
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Not to worry, this a very simple problem. Your display is set to off. All you need do is set it back on. And this is how you will do it.
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So camera doesn't give live view to take picture? and you can view old / stored  pictures OK, is it?
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This sounds like CCD sensor is faulty and should be replaced . Camera works fine in playback mode generally with this problem but not in capture mode ( camera has gone 'blind'). Should be repaired free of charge if the camera is as old as you say.

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