Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A310 Digital Camera ?

View finder black, will not take photo, but can view photos already taken have changed all the batteries and deleted some photos but screen stays black


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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, contact Canon support for your country to see if they'll still honor the advisory (some still will, especially if you stress you knowledge that this is a known defect of the camera). They may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please see this link for more info.\015\012
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\015\012Affected cameras with this problem include:\015\012A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a
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View finder black, will not take photo, but can view photos already taken have changed all the batteries and deleted some photos but screen stays black


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