Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

Lcd is black can not take pictures ....i am able to view memory card?

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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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