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6 beeps, something strange on LCD, won't take photos

My camera was working fine til yesterday when I noticed that a strange image had shown up on the LCD monitor, some weird, abstract purplish thing in the lower left corner. I can't take a picture; instead the camera beeps 6 times. I've turned it off and on, replaced the batteries, nothing works. Any advice appreciated, thanks!

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  • pdubya Aug 16, 2008

    My A540 was working fine, no drops or anything, and then suddenly a weird picture on the LCD screen that looks like black and purplish leaves. Screen shows nothing else. If its the screen, my thoughts are that it is not worth getting fixed. Anyone else have this problem?

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I'm sure 6 beeps means something but with the Canon makes their manuals they never tell you what it means.

Here is the complete owners manual for the product in case you don't have one:

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0900001188/PSA540_530CUGad-EN.pdf

The troubleshooting section starts on pg 89.

If that section doesn't help you, Best Buy may have a solution or any camera in your area can help you.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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