Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera ?

The camera turns on and seems to operate normally but the lcd display is black and the pictures are black. If I review older picures the lcd display is fine.


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Time to clean the battery slot. Take a Q-Tip "dampened" in rubbing alcohol and clean the battery contacts within the compartment. Be careful not to snag the small battery ejection spring toward the outer edge. It a good idea to wear a magnifying headset while doing this. Do the same to the battery and the charging station.
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The camera turns on and seems to operate normally but the lcd display is black and the pictures are black. If I review older picures the lcd display is fine.


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