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Camera will not take picture with flash

I have a Canon PowerShot A720 IS. I usually use "auto". My camera will work in daylight but will not flash or take a picture indoors unless it is on "Landscape" or "Stitch Assist". I have changed the batteries, reset the settings, and explored when it works and when it does not. Is this fixable? What's wrong?

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SOURCE: Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Manual for my Powershot A720 IS.

Log onto www.powershot.com and in the canon consumer search bar at top type in a720. On recommended links, click the first one which will be the a720 homepage. Once you see the image of the camera and 7 tabs below, click on drivers and downloads.

Look under Guides and Manuals and you will find what you are looking for.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon Powershot A720 IS

It can be a damage sensor, a lens problem or a control board problem.

Ensure that it is not a setting problem, check that you did not set the light mode by mistake.

If it is less than one year old is covered with guaranty.

Contact Canon to validate the guaranty

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Camera takes white pictures in daylight

Sounds like over exposure due to the shutter not closing all the way. test video out. should work fine. shutter mechanism will need cleaning

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon PowerShot A720 IS - "Lens error, restart camera".

This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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