Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

When I turn the camera on I get all the icons on the screen

\015 The screen is black, and photos are completely black\015

Answers :

This is likely either a stuck shutter or CCD failure.
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\015\012For stuck shutter:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html
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\015\012If your camera is an older Canon, see this:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
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\015\012If your camera is an older Sony, see this:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/sony-konica-minolta-cameras.html
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