Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

The screen on my M380 does not show the image. The camera is fully charged and when I press the "on" button, the lens extends and opens. The screen is illuminated, but there is no image of what the picture will be. I can go ahead and take a picture -- it makes the appropriate sounds as it normally would and the flash goes off if needed. In fact, when I then plug into the computer, I can see that a picture was taken. However you cannot focus the shot because you cannot see the image on the s


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This can be a settings problem on your camera, so what we can try doing here first is to reset or restore the camera's settings to its default and then after doing that power off the camera and take the battery out for 5 minutes then put it back in and check if its resolve now.
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The screen on my M380 does not show the image. The camera is fully charged and when I press the "on" button, the lens extends and opens. The screen is illuminated, but there is no image of what the picture will be. I can go ahead and take a picture -- it makes the appropriate sounds as it normally would and the flash goes off if needed. In fact, when I then plug into the computer, I can see that a picture was taken. However you cannot focus the shot because you cannot see the image on the s


This can be a settings problem on your camera, so what we can try doing here first is to reset or restore the camera's settings to its default and then after doing that power off the camera and take the battery out for 5 minutes then put it back in a ... Digital Cameras

I cannot see anything when in camera, film, or view mode. When I snap a photo, it sounds like a picture was taken and the flash still goes off, but nothing is displayed on the screen. Only when I attempted to upload my photos onto my PC was I able to see that my camera was in fact still taking pictures!


Does it show pictures on the computer or is it black images, if they are black, your cameras lens cover could be stuck, it opens up when the lens is fully open, dirt-sand and dust or old grease causes the problem. otherwise your LCD on the camera cou ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

I'm having trouble with my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 camera. It will turn on but the screen is completely black i cannot see an image, It sounds as if it took the picture altough you cannot see the image but it also wont save to the card. Is my camare broken? Thanks


It sounds that it is either the imaging sensor or worse that is broken in the camera and given the age of the camera I would just sell it for parts on ebay/craigslist and replace it with a newer camera. It is definitely broken.Thank you,L ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

My Canon Powershot A95 quite taking pictures suddenly on our trip to Turkey. When I attempt to take a picture the storage card records a black screen. The flash goes off and I can hear the click sound of the simulated shutter. I can still see all the previous picture that I took in the viewing mode. Is this repairable or do I need to purshase a new camera?


There is no hard reset, technically removing the batteries does a hard reset. It does seem as though your imaging sensor (CCD) or the image processing circuitry has failed. If your camera is no longer under warranty then it would be in your advanta ... Digital Cameras

My digital camera will turn on but the screen shows three big black spots. I cannot see anything. The flash will work as if I am taking a picture. I cannot see the screen to see the picture that was taken.


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Blank LCD Hi! I have a Sony Cyber-shot digital camera, DSC-S40 model. I've been using it for two years now. Some months ago I couldn't get a picture from the LCD. It just went white. I can't see a thing. When I shoot the flash goes on and I can also hear the sound that it's capturing some image, but the LCD is still white. It can easily switch ON and OFF. I've even recharged and changed the batteries. It's festive season and I need to capture some memories with my Sony camera. I have misplaced m


Well its a cheap fix, dosnt last too long. In the lower right corner of\015\012the LCD, not actually on the LCD but just on the plastic portion of the\015\012camera push very hard ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

No picture the camera doesn't "see" anything - all other parts seem to work, I aim it, shoot, the flash goes off but no screen and no image is taken.  I can access the menu fine. figures this would happen on my vacation to Hawai'i (it worked fine just before I left - could the airport screeners have messed it up?)


Same thing happened with mine. There is a recall on these cameras. I don't know what it's called, but the part that actually captures the image is defective on many of these cameras. There is a recall notice and form on the Nikon site somewhere. I fi ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

When i turn on camera i see screen but cannot see images properly its very dark i tried to make changes in brightness but still it is not showing picture i mean when there is light then also i cannot see picture its very black and once camera fell down by me by mistake


Hi!Probably a dead backlight fuse on the main board. If you don't have experience in soldering and repairs, contact your local Sony service center, but\015\012if they ask too much, you can contact me at [email protected]\015\012and I wil ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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

Canon SD 550-- sensor problem? Bought 3/2006 and have had no problems. Suddenly, LED screen went black--shows nothing and cannot take a picture altho will flash and record black picture. Shooting options do appear on screen when in picture-taking mode. Can see pictures that were taken previously, however, while showing them on TV screen, camera shuts off. Is this an expensive repair. Thanks.


The shutter of the camera is not opening that is why every picture taken is recorded black. It is a mechanical problem and probably has nothing to do with the sensor. Not very expensive ... Canon Digital Cameras

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Contact Canon - dont say where purchased- could save a complication- but yes CCD problem- should be replaced FOC - a hefty discount on a new one ... Canon PowerShot SD110 / IXUS IIs Digital Camera

My Fuji E500 Camera was working great until about a month ago and now it will not take photos. When I turn the camera on I can see the picture in the view screen. If I then select to take a photo the screen goes black. Then I need to swi0tch the camera off and then back on to see an image in t4he viewing screen. I have changed the batteries several times.Kind regardsPeter


Hi,the problem is not related to the batteries, your camera needs service. Turning off when the button is pressed can be set of different internal / hardware issues that we can't test over the internet.The camera will need to ... Fuji FinePix E500 Digital Camera

Lens inoperative? When camera is turned on, there is no image on the screen, just flashing horizontal lines. It will take a picture and the flash goes off, but the result is a picture of the flashing horizontal lines. Any fix for this? Is the camera repairable? Would we send it back to Canon for repair? What would be the approximate cost? Thank you.


Cost of repair is free with free shipping too! This definitely sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon will fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Pleas ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Canon A95 Some Pictures have a purple tint to them. Pictures sometimes look normal but you can see the screen flashing continuosly. Also there are flashing horizontal lines. Is this a CCD imaging problem.


Yes, ccd imager is about to defective completely like one day no image at all.Canon offers free of cost ccd imager replacement for A95Click ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

I have nikon coolpix s210. when i turn on the camera, the view finder screen is black, i cannot take pictures as they come out black. though the flash and other functions work well. i can also see photos and video in Play mode. However, i cannot take pictures.


This problem (the screen with no picture) can be caused by a number of problems). One is that a connection with in the camera has disconnected. Another is the possibility of the LCD being bad or broken (some of these LCDs are hard to detect broken sc ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

EX-S500 PROBLEM HELLO, HOW IS EVERYONE HERE, I REALLY HOPE THAT SOMEONE CAN HELP ME SOON I HAVE A CASIO EXILIM EX-S500 MODEL DIGITAL CAMERA AND I TOOK SOME PICTURES ON SUNDAY MORNING AND WHEN I GO TO USE IT AGAIN IN THE AFTER THE SCREEN WOULD NOT COME ON IT IS FLASHING AND COMING ON BUT I CANNOT SEE ANYTHING AND WHEN I PUT THE CARD IN MY LAPTOP ALL I SEE IS BLACK PICTURE. PLEASE HELP ME. SELEINA


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Our camera when you turn it on has a blank screen and you cannot take pictures. You can review pictures and see the different menu modes, but the screen is otherwise black. We have had it repaired once for almost $200 by a Canon repair centre with the exact same problem about 18 months ago. They said it was a shutter issue?? It sounds like it could be a CCD issue? I have written Canon customer service over 2 months ago, suggesting a defect, to which I have received no reply.


See this link:http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=9824&keycode=2112&id=48264Your camera is one of those listed, and your symptoms indicate this is the problem. Canon should rep ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

I have an olympus fe-220. I have an issue where I take one picture and the screen goes black. I can view the image, but cannot take anymore pictures until I turn the camera on and off several times until the screen shows what I'm looking at. I have reset the camera several times. Any Ideas?


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When I turn my 550 PowerShot on, I get a blank screen (black for the most part with white camera symbology around the screen, such as the flash symbol, etc). The screen works, as I can click a picture and see the photo momentarily. I can also view my saved pics. When I select the film mode, the screen looks normal.......meaning it displays a color image of what is in the lens. Have I inadvertently selected a mode which is causing this phenomenon?


Think that you might have accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on ... Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera

Dark Pictures Before taking the picture, the image in the view screen looks fine. After I push the shutter button, the flash goes off and the picture is taken, but the pictures come out very dark.


This is very much related to the timing of the shutter activation and the flash firing since its okay to shoot outdoors. calibration may solve this, i will try to find som info about it then post it here for everyone else. ... Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera

When I turn on my camera, it shows a black screen, so I'll take a picture anyways and its black.. no picture ..is it fixable or should I throw it away? Next to where the flash goes off..there is a light that should go on but doesn't so that might be the problem ...I can still see pictures that I have taken in the past.


Hi,Is the lens protector opening in the front of the lens???If it is and things are still black then throw it out... it will cost more then it is worth to fix...\012 ... Fuji FinePix F460 Digital Camera

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Contact the makers support this is an electronic failure of some kind. ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

LCD Black I went to turn on my camera and everything turned on normally( shutter opened). When we lookied at the LCD screen it is black but the icons show up. We can change setting. If you take a picture the way it is now the picture turns out black. I cannot see any images in the LCD at all. All pictures taken now are black.


Swith off the Camera and gently tap the bottom(tripod hole side) to a hard surface, I was lucky and it worked for me for the same kind of problem. ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE E500 Digital Camera
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