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My camera wont work. the lcd screen looks cracked. it was dropped once and now it wont do anything.

We bought it at a yard sale and it got dropped, now not only does the LCD screen appear to be cracked, but it wont take pictures or anything either.
how can i repair this??

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  • rxflyfisher Oct 16, 2008

    I actually purchased 2 fixer-upper A520s since my wife has one she really likes. One had a broken LCD - looks splintered but backlight works. The other had a problem with taking a photo consistently...poor connection on shutter release or whatever it is called today on a digital.

    What I really want is a good description of how to change out the LCD on this model Canon camera. Can anyone help me on this?



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