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Canon a720is I have a canon a720is that doesn't turn on. Display says change the batteries and then goes black. Camera is approx. 7 months old. I have changed the batteries constantly to no avail. Thanks.

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  • annabanana31 Aug 15, 2008

    When i turn the camera on i see canon and i hear the music then the screen if black and nothing happens. when i turn the camera back off the shutter screen does not close over the lens.

  • mastercapt Oct 15, 2008

    I have the same exact problem as the two previously posted descriptions

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Change the batteries and screen goes black. Changed all batteries with new, and same thing

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    I have the same problem and I've tried alkaline, lithium, nickel and rechargable batteries - all brand new. Any solutions?

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At this point, I installed rechargable batteries and camera appears to be working properly. I will be taking a lot of pictures the next couple of weeks, we'll see how it performs.

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