Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

WE can't get an image on the screen - open the lens and the screen is blank

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If you can see menu items and icons, but no image, you may have an image sensor (CCD) problem. If so, Canon will repair this at no charge. See this link. (If you're not in the USA, contact your regional Canon service agency.)
I'm sending my camera into a Canon service center as I believe it is a CCD issue too. Thanks for your assistance.
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