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My cannon powershot s3 IS is taking pictures that are black. what can i do to get it back to normal


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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
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\015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help
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My cannon powershot s3 IS is taking pictures that are black. what can i do to get it back to normal


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Black screen Hi, I have a Powershot S1iS (CANNON), and it worked just fine for about 2 years now. Last week - suddenly the screen went black, and I can not see anything. When I switch to see the pictures I've taken before, I am able to do that, and I do see them. When I try to take a picture - I'm able to, but the picture is black. Can it be a memory card problem (since it's a new one, and I didn't swap it, to verify that). Thanks - Shlomi [email protected]


Someone else posted that Canon fixed it for free. \015\012\015\012Here's a link to the Canon service site that explains their take on the problem. Yes they will fix it if it is indeed a CCD issue.\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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When i turn my camera (cannon powershot SD1100 IS) on the screen is black like it can not see through the lens. I can still see all of the menu options on the screen. If I try to take a picture it will still take a picture and the picture shows up just like it is supposed to. I can still review the pictures on the camera. Everything else seems to be working fine.


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Negative effect. I've had my Canon Powershot S3 1S for over a year now. The other day I was taking pictures and it was working fine. I turn it off and set it down. I come back later, turn it on again and the screen shows has white lines that keep flicking over it. I turn it off and take the batteries out. Later I put the batteries back in, turn it on, and find that it is in negative effect. I'm pretty sure that my camera can't do this naturally and I've tried everything to see if I could get it


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I just bought a finepix 8.3 camera and set it up. Everytime I take a picture the screen goes black and the camera freezes and I have to remove batteries and put back in to get camera on. I have lost my receipt so cannot take back to the shop......PLEASE HELP!!!


Buy another camera, preferably a Canon. ... Digital Cameras

I have a Cannon PowerShot A75 and when I try to take pictures the screen is black and there are lines running across the screen. It will not take pictures. I have charged the batteries and I have put new batteries in and it did not solve the problem. Please tell me what I need to do to fix my camera. There is not a Canon dealer near me. Thanks, Brenda Chapman


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. I'm sure there's a UPS station nearby you. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the f ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
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