Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera ?

My PowerShot A80 Display is very dark and the picture comes out dark when taken.


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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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My PowerShot A80 Display is very dark and the picture comes out dark when taken.


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When I turn on my PowerShot A80 the view screen is distorted or blank. When I snap a picture it comes out black. I can still review pictures that I have already taken with no problem. I have put in new batteries but it doesn't help. When I turn on my Powershot A80 the view windo has light streaks moving from left to right or sometimes the view window does not light up to show the picture I'm trying to shoot


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No picture on screen. Canon Powershot A80 The camera will no longer take any photos. I have tried changing flashcards, but that doesn't help. When i put in "review mode" the screen will display pictures I have already taken.


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When I turn on my PowerShot A80 the view screen is distorted or blank. When I snap a picture it comes out black. I can still review pictures that I have already taken with no problem. I have put in new batteries but it doesn't help.


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Canon will fix this camera if it is in the list of ccd defect. Contact canon.com for the Americas, or where you are. Call Service on the web page with the 800 number.http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&am ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

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Display works when you look at pictures taken but not in picture taking mode. you can still take pictures looking through the view finder but the lcd screen in dark.


This does not seem to be an issue.\015\012\015\012Try this one:\015\012\015\012Go to setup menu by pressing F button situated behind your camera.\015\012select the setup menu and go to LCD option\015\012put the LCD on.\015\012now check if ... Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera
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