Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

When using camera Canon Powershot A85 once pic is taken the lcd screen just shows blurs of what may have been 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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