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It won't take photos

I can get the back screen to show me the ISO etc, but when I take a picture it goes grey and when I download the photos all I get are black screens.

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Several possibilities here.
First reset all the settings in the menu.
Second, make sure the batteries are either fresh or recharged, if you have rechargeable batteries.

Lastly this could be a ccd problem common with many of these cameras of this age and time.
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8776
Go to Canon and call the 800 number. They will take the camera for inspection, and let you know if it can be fixed, and maybe fix it for free.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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