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I have a Canon Powershot 5x about 18 yrs or more old. Paid…

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I have a Canon Powershot 5x about 18 yrs or more old. Paid 1500 dollars.

Technician's Assistant: What's the make/model of your camera? How old is it?

The LED does not display, but we tried to take a picture and it does. Will it be worth anything if cleaned and repaired? One repairman said it is about like a Brownie point and shoot compared to todays cameras. If I replace it, I am questioning whether a mirrorless higher end camera would be better for me, or a d DSLR,

Technician's Assistant: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?

Camera set in cold house a couple winters, unused. May have other damage. Repairman suggested it may need lens cleaning, LED but he would have to determine if there was anything wrong in the motherboard. If so, definitely not worth repair.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Camera and Video
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
5 megapixel. Has 16x zoom with optical of 4x and digital remainder. Canon zoom lens 7.2-28.8mm 1.20-3.0. Allows diect print with wire connector. Plays on tv video. Used to take great closeups of flowers and good family pictures. Liked zoom for scenery.
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Camera and Video Technician: Pete, Electronic Engineer replied 10 months ago

Either the LCD display cable has come loose inside the camera, or the display itself has failed and needs to be replaced.

This is repairable if you wish to have it repaired - a repair will cost approx $75-120.

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