Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 Digital Camera ?

Mine will turn on, but cannot take pictures

\015 I always dropped mine and on carpet.. It can turn on, display pictures, but when i attempt to take pictures, its as if im taking a dark screen. And if i were to take that picture, the picture would appear a dark screen.\015

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This a CCD failure !! but u are LUCKY enuff

u can get it repaired free of charge it is a manufac fault many face it
see ur self
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see the link dont worry if ur model is not incl in the letter they willdo it free of charge just give them a call and pls rate me FIXYA forhelp

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