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Lost Pictures Our company has the Sony MVC-CD500 digital camera. I recently used this camera to take several pictures while on a job site. Back at the office, I could view the pictures in the camera's viewfinder, but was unable to download to my PC. The camera was unable to finalize, so my IT person used some software to try to read the disk and was unable. The mini-CD does have something on it as we were able to detect the change in color on the CD. Is there any way to recover these pictures? T


I had the same problem. I was trying to read from the dvd-rom drive,\015\012but then I attempted to read from the cd/dvd writer and I was able to\015\012retrieve them from there. ... Sony Mavica MVC-CD500 Digital Camera

Viewfinder is black. Camera seems to work find except that the viewfinder (both looking through the viewfinder or using the digital screen) is black. Which inturn if you take a picture it comes out black. You can view already taken pictures in the view finder.


Hi,This is symptom of ccd imager chip failure in your Canon S1 IS camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view in lcd and viewfinder to take fresh pictures.CCD imager chip is electronic part that converts an image into ele ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

I cannot see through my viewfinder to take a picture, but can take pictures on the LCD monitor on my DMC-FZ50 digital camera. Joan


There is most likely a setting in the camera's menus so that you can switch between live view and the eyepiece. Search around, or check your manual. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50K Digital Camera

I own a four year old Canon Powershot A75 digital camera. Last week i could not get a peicture in the LCD readout nor take a picture in the visual viewfinder mode. Any ideas what's wrong and whether its worth repairing vs. purchasing a new camera.


See this link. The details for contacting Canon on this link apply ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have problems when turning the camera on and preparing to take a picture - the viewfinder is totally blacked out. I have a brand new digital camera battery installed.


Try the following: 1. Make sure you will install a new or fully charged battery/batteries into your camera. Please use lithium batteries Ni-Mh or rechargeable Batteries (2000 M.Amp or higher). 2. Clean the battery contacts. a. Remove the battery/batt ... Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

Dust Orbs I am having serious problems with "Dust Orbs" appearing in pictures. Mostly indoor pictures. These things are ruining my pictures. Are they caused by the Infrared Beam that the camera uses to focus? Or is something else wrong with my camera? Do ALL digital cameras have this problem with dust? Do DSLR have same problem? How come these dust orbs only appear with Digital Cameras, and not film? I need a digital camera that works indoors. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance....


Many digital cameras have this problem, though it has nothing to do with the camera being digital. It is small specks of dust in the air being illuminated. You will never see this problem without a flash.\015\012\015\012The reason you see it on digit ... Kodak EasyShare DX7440 Digital Camera

Can't see picture through damaged viewfinder - Fuji FinePix F20 Digital Camera


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Hi, I too as a Guru have offered many solutions and help to the FixYa community and I now require the help of another member if possible. I am looking for a service manual for a Fujifilm Finepix S1500 digital camera, if anyone can help it would be much appreciated. The problem I suspect is a stuck shutter but your opinion would be much apreciated too, the viewfinder and screen has gone blank when in shooting mode, but if I were to view the memory card previously taken pictures before the


Midgefive, camera service manuals are extremely hard to come by as they are usually held in highest confidentiality by the camera makers. However, there do exist quick fixes for stuck shutter problems that do not involve opening the camera.\012 ... Digital Cameras

I have a Canon Digital Camera IXUSi 4.0 mega pixels and everything works except I have no picture in the viewfinder. Please can you help Thank you


... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

I can't get a picture on either the viewfinder or LCD screen on my Canon 700i digital video camera. What am I doing wrong?


Could be defective. Black display can be caused by a bad digitizer in the lens, or the lens shutter could be stuck closed. Either one will require lens service or replacement. ... Canon Digital Cameras

My Sony Alpha 200 digital camera takes lovely pictures, but as I am a beginner and don't really know much about apertures and shutter speeds and how complex they are, I'm having great difficulty in getting it to focus properly in the manual setting. All other settings are fine, but the image in my viewfinder is very blurry when I look through before taking the shot. I have altered the diopter for my eyes as I wear glasses, so that isn't the problem. Is there something I'm either doing wrong, or


Having gone over a month without a response, I assume this is no longer a problem. ... Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Camera

I have a Canon SI S1 digital camera and it was working perfectly until the other night. Now all you see when looking through the viewfinder or displayed on the display panal is blackness. When a picture is taken all you get is a black image. Any suggestions?


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon Digital Cameras

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I had this mini keychain camera given to me by a friend. It came with no software & windows detected as an Argus DC1512 digital camera. The picture of it looks entirely different from mine & I have a manual for it & I'm having trouble taking pictures with it. I believe this is actully a generic digital camera & is it possible to try another driver to solve & troubleshoot this camera?


Hi, kindly install the driver and get it here :\012www.arguscamera.com/support/ \012\012 ... Argus DC1512 Digital Camera

Nikon D80. It worked fine until recently (maybe after I took pictures during whale-watching in a heavy rain and camera got wet). Now the view in the viewfinder is kind of greyish and blurry. Focus area brackets in the viewfinder are now always visible and white. And when I half-press the shutter button the whole viewfinder flashes in red color. Basically, the camera still works and takes pictures, but it is hard to see through the viewfinder and it behaves very strangely.


Seems like your problem on greyish/blurry viewfinder is caused by the camera getting water logged. Get your cam cleaned by Nikon.\015\012\015\012The flashing red light usually happens if you have this indicator set in the camera. This m ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

PROBLEM WITH MY KONICA MINOLTA DIMAGE A2 DIGITAL CAMERA, AFTER TAKING SOME PICTURES WITH MY CAMERA, I REMOVED THE MEMORY CARD FROM THE CAMERA AND DOWNLOADED THE PICTURES TO MY COMPUTER, EVERYTHING WAS FINE. THEN I RETURNED THE MEMORY CARD TO THE CAMERA, THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS STARTED. THE CAMERA POWERED UP OK, THEN I TRIED TO WATCH THE PICTURES I HAD JUST TAKEN ON THE MEMORY CARD, THE CAMERA INFORMS ME,(UNABLE TO USE CARD). I THEN SWITCHED TO SHOOTING MODE, THE CAMERA WOULD NOT LET ME TAKE A


Hi.If you already tried several memory cards, then it looks like the problem is the camera.To ensure you can go to a camera shop and ask them to test it, but if you already tried several new cards (ensure size of card is with ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

PROBLEM WITH MY KONICA MINOLTA DIMAGE A2 DIGITAL CAMERA, AFTER TAKING SOME PICTURES WITH MY CAMERA, I REMOVED THE MEMORY CARD FROM THE CAMERA AND DOWNLOADED THE PICTURES TO MY COMPUTER, EVERYTHING WAS FINE. THEN I RETURNED THE MEMORY CARD TO THE CAMERA, THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS STARTED. THE CAMERA POWERED UP OK, THEN I TRIED TO WATCH THE PICTURES I HAD JUST TAKEN ON THE MEMORY CARD, THE CAMERA INFORMS ME,(UNABLE TO USE CARD). I THEN SWITCHED TO SHOOTING MODE, THE CAMERA WOULD NOT LET ME TAKE A


Have you formatted the cards in the camera or in the computer? ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

Hello. I have a Nikon coolpix L18 Digital Camera and I have been trying to download the pictures to my computer at work which is a mac. This camera is borrowed and i don't have any software for it. And the cord I am using is from another digital though it has worked with others digitals. How can I download the pictures??


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster t ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

I want the date to show up om my digital camera pictures. How do I set up my camera to do this? When I print hard copies of my digital pictures I want the date to appear on each picture. I would appreciate someone getting back to me. Thank You, Judy Stamp


I see that's its been over a year since you've posted your question. But you need to be in postcard mode for the camera to allow you to choose the date stamp option. ... Digital Cameras

What are the optimal settings for my digital camera? I have a brand new Canon PowerShot 12.1-Megapixel Digital ELPH camera, but I've been really disappointed in the quality of pictures it takes. For example, sometimes there are these smallish blurred white circles on the pictures. Can you recommend optimal settings that I should be using? I use my camera indoors and occasionally outdoors, so whatever settings best cover all different conditions would be ideal.


Small white circles usually means dust on the lens.  Remove the dust with a blowerbrush - not a tissue.\012You are asking for a "1 size fits all" solution for your settings, and indoor and outdoor use really means different settings.   ... Canon PowerShot 12.1-Megapixel Digital ELPH Camera - Silver

BROKEN LCD Today, I had my camera in my camera bag. Somehow, the screen got busted. I took out my camera to take a picture and the entire full screen view is cracked. The camera turned on and off just fine; it seems that only the screen was damaged. No images are shown when I attempt to look at the pictures I took and when I try to take a picture, I cannot see anything on the screen. Is the screen repairable or is it best to purchase a new digital camera?


It is repairable. there are service centers around that can change just the screen for you. ... Polaroid i737 Digital Camera

Hello! I have a problem with drivers. My PC installing instead of Digital Cameras Drivers the Video Capture Drivers. I My Computer Window, i can see my digital camera as Video Camera, and i can't download the pictures and movies from cameras main memory and sd card. Where can i download right drivers to Acer 5330 Digital Camera? Sorry, form my english:)


Hi, please get here :\012www.driverslab.com/drivers/Camera/Acer/16/7.html\012\012 ... Acer CE-5330 Digital Camera

I have a canon camera powershot SD1200 is digital elph 10 Mega Pixels . Lately when I take pictures the camera works as usual but when I want to review them or to download them to my pc the picture is not displayed on camera lcd (neither on my pc) and I get instead a picture of ? with label "unidentified Image" below it... Knowing that the memory card is not full (i have a 4GB elite pro Kingston memory card) and I currently have only 130 pics in my camera !!! Also sometimes when I try to play a


I have heard of this happening if the card was not formatted on your camera. Be sure you retrieve what you can from the card, then format it in your camera. It may solve your problem. The higher capacity SD mem chips (>2GB) sometimes don't disp ... Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera

My daughter has a Sanyo VPC-S1085 digital camera and has had some excellent pictures from it. Tonite she accidentally pushed the format button and the camera prompted her with cancel or execute - thinking it would just re-format the pictures she pressed execute - and now she cannot view any of the more recent pictures she had in the camera. Is it possible that the memory card saved any of the images? The camera says that all memory space is available where before it gave a different number for a


Formatting an SD card sort of deletes the pics. However there is software that can recover thes pics. see details on this site.http://www.squidoo.com/formattedsdcardPlease rate my help++++Thanks for using FIXYA ... Digital Cameras

Lost images My daughter tried to download pictures from my camera on her computer & it showed all different symbols & she could not get the pictures to download...I own a Power Shot SX101s digital camera...Now when I put the card back in my camera it shows no images...Do I still have my pictures somewhere? The memory card I have is a San Disk Ultra 15 mb/ 8 GB. Do I also have a hard drive on this camera? I sure hope you can help... Thank you so much.. Grammy....


Plug your SD memory card directly into the computer your photos should still be on them unless your daughter chose the option to delete the originals.  There is no hard drive in the camera.  ... Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera
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