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Canon S70 does not work

My Canon S70 suddenly upon turning it on, immediately zooms out to max and does not allow me to do anything...like open the menu. I have tried different batteries and CF cards, but nothing works. None of the other function buttons work and if I hold down the menu button for 5+ seconds it does not return the camera to it's factory settings. Any ideas????

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  • RonKaren Dec 06, 2007

    CFC was full so changed cards and the camera opened 1/2 way and beeped 2ce. Tried closing and no action. Opened the slider fully again and the camera beeped. Pressed the button to take ahoto and the camera beeped and the display showed black horizontal lines. What could the issue be.

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Canon Technical Support is the next place to go. This is a firmware error- maybe not a correctable problem except by replacement

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