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Display wont come on its like a lens cover is on

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First try pressing the DISP button on the back of the camera. If that doesn't work, it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.
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9 times out of 10 a shutter has failed or the lcd has gone out on your camera.. The only way to test this would be try snapping a picture and hook it up to to you computer and see if the picture was saved if it was then its the lcd if not its a shutter issue- thanks

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