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Canon Power Shot A85 digital camera

I am having trouble taking photos with my camera.

I can access photos I have previously taken but when I go to camera mode nothing shows in the viewing window. I have replaced the batteries.

I have the camera in auto mode but perhaps have changed the settings somehow. Unfortunately I have shifted and cannot locate my manual.

Please help

Diana Schofield





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  • llgutierrezf Aug 15, 2008

    Hi yes I am currently experiencing the same exact problem. I have the camara in shooting mode or to take a picture and instead it just pulls up the last picture I took and the lens does not open. I've called the cannon company and they said that particular problem is not under warranty and I could instead upgrade to another refurbished model for a price of course.



    Lora F.

    Flushing, MI

  • DaveG17 Aug 25, 2008

    I also have a PowerShot A85. I went on holiday to Cyprus earlier in August and took some great photos. No problems. When I tried to use the camera this week I could not take any pictures: The camera switches on okay, I can see the lovely images of Cyprus on the display screen, but when I try to take a picture the camera goes through all the correct motions (although the flash was flashing automatically outdoors) but when I press the shutter release all that displays is a blank screen. When I play back the images on computer the camera has indeed taken several blank images (totally black). Does it not seem rather bizarre that there are three similar problems that have occured within a short space of time to one another? Is this a fault of this particular camera?

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See this link. This service notice applies worldwide, so if you don't live in the US, contact your regional Canon service agency. They should repair your camera at no charge, regardless of warranty status.

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