Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

When the camera is switched on it shows only memory card photos but in the camera mode it does not shoot photographs. I sent the camera to Canon Repair center, they told its optical assembly is faulty and it will cost Rs 5000/- which is more than the cost of new camera


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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter (a.k.a. "faulty optical assembly") are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
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\015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help:
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\015\012But if you notice shutter movement when you take a picture, then it's likely a failure of the CCD image sensor. If so, Canon WILL FIX THIS FOR FREE. This is a worldwide advisory for this issue. Go to www.Canon.com, select "support" in the left column, then your region on the map. Continue on to select your country. Search your countries website for support of the A85, and any "important information regarding your camera". Included there should be the info regarding the free repair. It's important to ONLY CONTACT OFFICIAL CANON SERVICE CENTERS listed on this webiste. Non-official repair centers may charge you for the repair, and merely ship the camera to the official Canon center for the free repair.
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\015\012Here's a sample of the advisory notice for the US.
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