Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

When camera is switched on ready to take a picture the screen will not show the image to be taken.

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If you can see the menu icons on the LCD, and can view earlier photos from your memory card, you probably have an image sensor (CCD) failure. See this link for details. If Canon determines that this is the problem, they will repair your camera at no cost, regardless of warranty status.
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