Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

Won't take pictures, blank screen on lcd and can't seem to see old pics from memory card, setting displays can be seen on lcd and shutters click when you take a pic but nothing can be seen when on view

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.\012
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