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Shutter not opening on canon powershot s40. screen is blank & images are black

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Does the lens have a physical shutter that you can see, like metal petals that open and close? On my camera, the aperature is made of petals that open and close to regulate the light and they close down completely when the camera is not in use. The petals are controlled by a small servo that, if non-functional, will completely "blind" the camera CCD. Many cameras use electronic shutters that have no mechanics and that would indicate a hardware problem that most likely cant be fixed without a new PC board or lens/CCD assembly..
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Shutter not opening on canon powershot s40. screen is blank & images are black

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Much more likely that it's a stuck shutter, especially for your model camera. How many tries did you give the fix? Some people stated that it took at least 15 repeated tries before the shutter opened:\015\012\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera

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I had a A70 that would still take pictures, but the screen did not show a picture. I did some research and found that this is somewhat a common problems with some of the Canon Powershots to include the A70 where the LCD screens expire. I believe th ... Digital Cameras

I own a Canon Powershot SD1200 IS. When I plug it in to my computer the camerawindow program to transfer my images doesn't open (it normallly automatically opens). when I plug the camera in and turn it on, the screen goes blank and the green light blinks for a while, but when I try to manually open the program it says that the program cannot be executed directly. How do I fix this?

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Hi there:Some symptoms of a defective CCD include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card. ... Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Digital Camera

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Blank Screen I have just bought one of these cameras and when you open the shutter to take a photo there is only a blanks screen. I have a second of these cameras so know this is when the camera should 'roam' ready to take a snapshot. If I click the button to capture an image, it is stored and I can see it, but then it goes back to a blank screen. Any ideas :)

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The black paisley plastic covers to the shutter on my Canon Powershot A630 do not open fully, so pictures are thin bands of picture amid large black areas where the covers do not open. How can I get the plastic covers to open when the lens extends? The covers appear to be seated correctly.

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Blank black screen for canon powershot a1200

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I have a Canon Powershot S1 IS(5 years old). I see only black screen now and I tried to see if the image is captured by copying the image to the computer ..Even that is black..How to fix this? Is this a common issue?

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Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

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