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Lens I have a canon power shot a 510. When I turn the camera on the display as far as the start up screen is fine but the screen is black when you try and take a picture. The lcd screen is fine, if you put a memory card in you can view all the pictures on it. It will not take any new pictures.

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    i only get my start up screen on my a510 it will not do anything else

  • gstefun Nov 08, 2008

    My A510 will no longer display a preview or take a picture. Support will not cover this under warranty. My camera is only 3 years old!

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    My Powershot A510 is just 3 years old. Some months ago the lcd would remain black for a while and pictures i took would be just black (i thought it might just be an lcd issue, not a lens issue). It would eventually fix itself after being on for a few minutes. Now it doesn't come back at all.

    I am pretty sure it is the CCD image sensor, although i can't be totally certain. Canon recalled a bunch of camera models with this very problem, but sadly the A510 is not included. Here is the link:

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/contro...

    I was hoping someone was able to fix it and post a fix-it here.


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You might have switched off the display by mistake, which is used as a power saving option and can be switched on by pressing the display button.

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