Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A580 Digital Camera ?

My powershot A580 when turned on extends the lens and brings up the function window but no subject on screen and then goes blank. have to turn camera off to retract lens. camera can still view image previously taken before problem. camera is approx 2 years old, happy with this camera to date.


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