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Digital Display We have owned a Canon Powershot A70 for about 3 years now and have taken many great photos with it. However, the display has failed several times and has been repaired by Canon who admits that their displays were made by another manufacturer. Well, the display is gone again! Can I replace the display?

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    camera will not show display when power is on

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X-tian--Canon will replace the CCD sensor for free if that's really the problem (see ), but in that case why would Donzoni say Canon had replaced the *display*? Unless he's confusing them, of course. Donzoni--The fact that you say Canon has repaired your display for you leads me to think you're not a fanatical do-it-yourselfer, which is probably a good idea in this case. Disassembling an A70 is a very tricky job, and putting it back together so it works is even trickier (aiyy, those tiny springs!). Not to mention that a new replacement LCD display from Canon would probably cost more than a whole used A70 in good working condition (about $50 on eBay). If Canon won't cover your A70 under the warranty, and it's already failed several times, it might be time to look for a "new" one on eBay or upgrade--I'm very happy with our new A540, though we still use our A70 as a backup.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

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If you can disassembly the camera and put it back again why not...but the problem is the ccd image sensor if you can buy it in the canon service center...that sensor is located at the center of the lens with a glass,square shape and have many pins..

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

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    i agree of what you said lengoldstein....i think the ccd image sensor that been replace by the canon service to donzini camera is cover again by the batch of defective sensor....or may be the shutter of his camera is always close that why there is no image at the lcd monitor.....usually the flexwire of the shutter is the problem.....so if the cost of replacing of this part or the ccd sensor will cost much as lengoldstein said is better to buy a new camera with a higher resolution...and also difficult to disassemble cause there a alignment at the lens assembly...only a qualified technician can do this job...cause a one wrong gear alignment will broke the assembly....

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