Having problems with your Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital Camera ?

Black screen; lens won't shut; totally not working now

\015 My camera was working fine. Suddenly, the screen went black when I go to take pictures. I can't see a thing. Then, a day later, when I go to take a picture, it beeps at me, and turns off. The lens will not retract in. It is permanently out. I can view my old pictures, but can not take any.\015

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Sound like the sensor or recoding electronics are bad. The camera is most likely beyond economical repair and I would buy a new one.
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