Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera ?

Display screen is black only when in picture mode. Display shows pictures already taken. Batteries and memory card are fine.


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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.
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