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Display is black when taking a photo and in playback. photo has been taken. camera: canon digital ixus500

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
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Display is black when taking a photo and in playback. photo has been taken. camera: canon digital ixus500

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