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Dark view field

Hello,
WHen we turn our camera on, there is no view field. You can not see out of the camera and the flash automatically pops up because there is not enough light. our guess is that the shutter is not opening.
It was working fine, nothing dropped, etc. we just changed batteries.
We can view pictures already taken, but can not take new ones - the result is a black screen/photo.
Please help?

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  • outlook353 Aug 27, 2008

    View finder and lcd screen have no picture. The flash hasn't popped up for a long time but I can manaully mpop it up. The former problem is the bBIG concern

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This camera has been recalled and will be repaired free of charge regardless of the warranty status.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=227&modelid=9739&keycode=2112&id=48266

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