Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A300 Digital Camera ?

I turn on the A300 and it seems to power up normally, but now my LED Display is Black


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Refer to this service notice from Canon. If you can see icons on the LCD, and can view photos you have taken in the past, you probably have an image sensor (CCD) failure. If Canon determines this is the problem, they will repair your camera at no cost, regardless of warranty status.
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