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Camera problem canon A520

Camera turns on ok..but screen is black, snap picture, flash works, zoom lens doesn't work and screen stays black. can u help me, thank u so much

vonnie
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  • vonniep Jan 21, 2008

    yes didn't find my answer

  • salutes01 Nov 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, and hitting the Disp. button cleared it up. However, when i hit the Disp button to turn off the LCD the camera will not take a picture and then i get an E30 in the bottom left corner of the LCD and the camera is frozen. I need to turn it off and back on to clear it. What could be causing this? I have 2 of the exact same camera (A520)and they both do this. Thanks in advance for any help!

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Did you accidentally hit the "Disp." button (lower left corner)?

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