Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

The images my camera captures are black in two opposite corners covering most of the image, except one diagonal band. I bought it over a year ago and it worked good until this happened.


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It sounds like your view screen is going bad. They do wear out. Are the pictures okay when you download them?
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