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I have a Canon Rebel EOS digital. When I take a picture, the bottom two thirds of the picture is black.


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Take the lens off and carefully lift the mirror - if the sub-mirror underneath the main mirror doesn't follow the main mirror up, the stop-pin has broken off and has to be repaired by a camera shop. A common problem.
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I have a Canon Rebel EOS digital. When I take a picture, the bottom two thirds of the picture is black.


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Canon Digital rebel EOS, purchased april 2004. Mid session, the camera started to take pictures that were blank on bottom 3/4 of frame. Boundary between black and normal portions of picture are fuzzy, not a clear line, LCD works, displaying normally on images taken prior to malfunction. Downloaded pictures present the same way. I cycled camera on and off, tested and reformatted 1GB CF card. No difference. HELP


Hi\015\012\015\012Unfortunately this may be a CCD failure and the camera will have to go back to Canon for service.\015\012\015\012However you can try the following and if you are lucky you may get a result\015\012 ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I have an older model Canon EOS Digital Rebel. The LCD screen will not display a picture after I take the picture. It is totaly black or really a dark gray color. The model # is DS6041( plate on the bottom of the body). Please help!


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I have a Canon Digital Rebel EOS and when I take pictures everything works except I can't see any pictures on my view screen. When I go back to re-view them they are just black and when I view my card on my computer, the pictures are just black. When I take pictures the count on the card doesn't even go down. I am lost. I have tried many solutions that I have read but maybe I am missing something. I would be grateful for any advise.


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Canon eos rebel xsi screen is black when taking a picture but shows picture afterwards..Menu works also so screen works but just black when trying to take a pic..


Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode. Press MENU to enter the menu. Under the Setup tab, select [Live View function settings] then press SET. Select [Live View shoot] and press SET. Select [Enable] and press SET. Press MENU to exit the menu. ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

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Go into the menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instructions. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

All of a sudden my canon eos rebel xs stopped taking pictures. The camera turns on, focuses, and snaps like it is taking the picture but it is nothing but black. I have removed the battery and completely charged it and reinserted it and still nothing. Please help.


Hi.This may happen because of a firmware defect. Canon advice is to update the firmware to latest version. Click on page below, then choose EOS Rebel XS Firmware Update Version 1.0.6 . ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

My new Canon EOS Rebel T3 will not take pictures. The AF is not working at all. I can hold down the button and the flash may come on and flash two or three times, but no pic. Camera isseton automatic. When I look thru the viewfinder, there is a green 9 with a flashing dot beside it when I try to take a picture. What can I do?


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Pictures that I am taking with my Canon Rebel EOS suddenly were black on 3/4 of the picture. I checked pictures taken in the camera just before this happened and they are OK, so I don't think it


I think there is a problem with the mirror in the camera that lifts out of the way when you hit the shutter. It may be stuck or not fully retracting. Take it into a camera shop and have them check it. ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a Canon Rebel EOS that I am having trouble power wise with. I can have a fully charged battery in, the power off option off but it still turns off sometimes before I even take a picture. I rarely can take more than one or two shots before it goes blank on the screen. I have cleaned the battery terminals and keep a charged battery in so what else could it be.


Sometimes it happens that the ends of the battery get torn off while we place the battery into and out of the charger for charging. the battery heads get popped off which most of us dont notice. \015\012\015\012i suggest you to get a new alkali ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Try resetting the camera by removing the battery for 15mins. Replace the battery and setup the date and time.This may fix your problem. ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

Image Problems When I take a picture with this camera, the bottom two thirds of the image are black.


Either your shutter, or the sub-mirror assembly is broken. Purchase a faulty/broken 350D from ebay and use the working parts from your camera on the broken one (i.e., get one with a shot mainboard). For disassembling follow this guide: ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

When taking a picture with my REBEL EOS the image display only shows the top half and the bottom portion is black. When I download the images they only show the top portion that was seen in the image display. Anyone else had this problem? Any help appreciated.


This can be either a mirror or shutter problem. Take off the lens and fire off a few shots while you look inside...you may be able to spot the problem. I don't think you will be able to fix it but a repair facility can. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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This is caused by a sticky shudder and you will need to have it repaired by a factory authorized repair station, they are the only ones that can get parts and have the technical material to fix the problem, nothing in this camera is consumer re ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

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Shutter speed too high...1/250 violates the max flash synch speed of most FF cameras....the shutter is not fully open at that speed when the exposure is made, and you are seeing one curtain at the black band. ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

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Is the lens on AF mode? Have you tried more than one lens to determine whether it's the lens or the camera itself?You may want to have lens calibrated. Send in for service? ... Canon Digital Cameras

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Do you mean you want to see the picture on the lcd screen before you take it like a point and shoot camera can do? For that, you need a camera with "live view" and your camera does not have it. ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Sir, this is CCD problum ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Remove the battery for 5 minutes and see if that resets the camera, if it doesn't change anything u have a hardware fault inside the camera, in order to get the camera repaired u must send it into Canon, the reason is Canon doesn't sell repair manual ... Digital Cameras

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I think seriously toss it i had a look at your model and some one who had it repaired and it was 180.00 just get a new one ... Digital Cameras

Canon eos rebel xsi has black screen while taking pics.It shows the pic afterwards and shows the menu so the screen works but shows black screen while taking a pic


I think it is because the camera has a sensor. The screen turns off so as not to distract you or let light from the screen bother you while taking a shot. You can check this in the manual. ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
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