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Display screen dark

Shows old pics taken but has dark screen on any new pics.

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If the screen stays dark at all other times except during playback mode, then i have the same problem. Canon troubleshoot site said that it was a fixable problem if its what they think it is. Like 90 bucks just to look at it though. And if its not what they thought, there would be additional charges

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