Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

When i turn the camera on all i get is a black screen with lines across it no matter what setting it is on


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To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
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When i turn the camera on all i get is a black screen with lines across it no matter what setting it is on


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