Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?


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First check that you didn't accidentally press the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. Press it once with the camera turned on just to check. \015\012
\015\012If that didn't help, 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). \015\012
\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.\015\012
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First check that you didn't accidentally press the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. Press it once with the camera turned on just to check. \015\012\015\012If that didn't help, a stuck shutter is another common failure mode fo ... Canon Digital Cameras

Canon Power Shot S1IS 10x optical zoom 3.2 mega pixels: I turn the camera on and cannot view any subject images either through the viewfinder or LCD screen. The cap is off and the LCD screen and viewfinder are completely black. The display information works fine.

Hi,\015\012Your Canon S1IS camera has defect in CCD Sensor and Canon will repair it Free Of Cost. For details, please click ... Canon Digital Cameras

Lens I have a canon power shot a 510. When I turn the camera on the display as far as the start up screen is fine but the screen is black when you try and take a picture. The lcd screen is fine, if you put a memory card in you can view all the pictures on it. It will not take any new pictures.

You might have switched off the display by mistake, which is used as a power saving option and can be switched on by pressing the display button. ... Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera

Can you please, please help, my beloved Canon Power Shot A75 (purchased in 2005 in France) has developed a LCD display problem when turned on. A few months ago the screen distorted with lines and now the screen is totally black. I am asking you for help as I had no luck to find anyone here in France to give me any help or support. Thank you. Looking forward hearing from you. Best wishes

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I have canon power shot A 720 IS. Its been fine for 2 years. suddenly it stopped displaying in the LCD screen. But i can take pictures by looking through the view finder. Also, the LCD display works when in the video mode and photo stitch mode. please let me know the solution. Thanks.

Maybe the display was turned OFF. Check it and turn it ON. If still in problems, look for a specialized service to check you camera. ... Canon Digital Cameras

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Canon will fix this camera if it is in the list of ccd defect. Contact canon.com for the Americas, or where you are. Call Service on the web page with the 800 number.http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&am ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

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I own a Canon power shot SD790 IS and I've been using wonderfully for the past few months Last weekend when I turned on my camera to view some pics I noticed a little blue screen on the corner of my camera in when I take pictures and upload them to the camera the blue spot doesn't show up on the pictures thank God but it's on my LCD screen and it seems internal I don't know if it's dead pixel or a lens problem can this be fixed at home please help I can't send it back because I ordered it online

It seems to be a dead pixel, best thing would be to have it replaced from the Seller, else you can get it replaced with a new working lcd panel. This may be an expensive solution.Check whether you have a worldwide warranty from Canon, that will help ... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

Canon power shot A1000IS displays only black screen

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A85 camera LCD shows up with pink and black lines every time a picture is taken. LCD screen displays the camera icons on LCD screen but will not take anymore photo's. Lens used to view picture status prior to photo shot but now, it consistently shows up in black. When a picture is shot, the screen then turns pink and black on the LCD screen.

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I dropped my Canon Power Shot S3 IS and the lcd display screen cracked

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My Camera When I turn on my camera (canon power shot A420) the LCD screen is blank and reads 'Lens Error, Restart camera'. Can you please help me resolve this problem! Thank you

Try gently turning an knocking the cameras lens..i had the same problem an all it was,was the rubber protction guard had got stuck which is why the lens would not retract back into its position.so try twisting the lens gently or tapping it.well thats ... Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

Hi, I have a Canon Power Shot S2 IS 5.0 megapixels that was working fine until one day I changed the memory card from 512MB to a 1GB. Now every time I turn the camera on and try to take a picture, a beeping sound and a legend on the LCD screen that reads: Memory card error. It's like something locked the shutter mechanism. I tried other memory cards with the same results. Thanks, Roger.

Its possible that there may be an error on the camera try to reset the camera by \015\012\015\0121. Turn the mode lever to the camera or play button\015\0122. Press and hold the MENU button for more than 5 seconds.\015\0123, T ... Canon Digital Cameras

LCD SCREEN WILL NOT DISPLAY POWER SHOT A620 - Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot S60 when turned on plays melody and displays ''Cannon'' on screen - then freezes.. Will not take pictures. Will not run off and will not retract lense. Then it reboots itself - plays a melody and displays ''Canon'' on LCD and repeats.

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