Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

My Canon PowerShot A85 no longer shows scene on the LCD screen before shoot nor immediately afterward and records a blank on the memory card. Photos taken before this problem started can be viewed on the screen in review mode. Otherwise camera feels normal, i.e. turns on and off, zooms, sounds like it recorded a photo.

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I called Canon customer service. Problem is likely due to a defective CCD image sensor. The camera is well beyond warantee, but they will fix it free including shipping both ways. No proof of purchase needed.
I can't get the web site pasted in here, but here is a quote of how to contact Canon about this problem.

Canon already had much of my brand loyalty and this promise of a fix just doubled it!

"U.S. residents are kindly directed to contact the Canon Customer\015\012Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours\015\012are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00\015\012AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is\015\012preferred, please send your email to [email protected]"

Canon already had much of my brand loyalty and this promise of a fix just doubled it!

I have the same exact problem and called the Canon number 1-800-828-4040. They said it sounds like a manufacturing problem (just as mentioned above) and will send me a label to ship Camera (at their expense) to them to be checked out. Even thought I purchased this in Oct. 2005- they will repair it and send back to me ...if the image sensor is bad. If it isn't a manuf. problem they will let me know & give me the option of upgrading at a discount price. Thank goodness- this camera wasn't cheap and they were very helpful!! It doesn't hurt to call!! Karen from NC
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