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The LCD on my Canon Powershot A610 went completely black yesterday while I was shooting. The illumination has not returned. The photos taken look fine. However, it is not possible to preview any shots. In playback mode, the illumination operates as it should. I know of another person whose A610 had this same malfunction recently, and we have no idea how to remedy this. The relevant section of the manual did not provide a solution. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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I suppose you tried pressing the "display" button a few times to go through the dispay options (one of which is to not show anything ...)

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