Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?
Is it dead?
\015 My camera has suddenly stopped taking pictures. The LCD is fine--I can view the pictures I've already taken and all the functions and settings. But when I switch it to any photo mode (including video) the screen goes black. If I take a picture, the flash goes off and the display says 1/60 F2.8, no matter the lighting conditions. When I switch to the viewing mode, it shows me the completely black picture I just took. Should I just start looking for a new camera or can something be done? \015
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