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I am all of a sudden not able to take pictures on auto setting

\015 I am all of a sudden not able to take pictures with my canon powershot A540 on the auto setting, portrait setting, or the night scene setting. The other options will allow me to take pictures, but they aren't meant for just basic everyday pictures that I take, so they don't come out very well. Any idea what the problem could be?\015

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Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
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