Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

The lens of my Canon A710 PowerShot won't retract all the way when I turn the camera off. Then when I turn it on, the LED screen is dark. Also the shutter won't click to take a photo.Is it a total loss?


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I bought a new camera (the Canon A720 PowerShot). The guy at the camera store told me it would have cost $160 to fix it the old one. I asked him AFTER I paid for the new camera. I guess I will toss the old one after I take out the batteries and memory chip.
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