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Everything comes on but the viewfinder stays black as well as the screen


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Has it dropped? sounds like the CCD chip is defunct.. my daughters camera had that happen.. you could tap it on your hand a few times and it would work until it got tapped again.
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Everything comes on but the viewfinder stays black as well as the screen


Has it dropped? sounds like the CCD chip is defunct.. my daughters camera had that happen.. you could tap it on your hand a few times and it would work until it got tapped again. ... Canon Digital Cameras

I HAVE A SANYO DIGITAL...I DROPPED IT, AND EVERYTHING WORKS AND COMES ON, BUT WHEN I TAKE A PICTURE IT ONLY COMES OUT BLACK...I CANNOT GET A PICTURE AT ALL...IT IS BLACK WHEN I LOOK AT THE DIGITAL SCREEN AS WELL...IS THIS PROBLEM FIXABLE???


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Have had the camera about a year.... today took a picture with it and screen went black, the camera froze up (zoom lens stayed out didn't close). I have put new batteries in it.... the green light comes on on the back but the lens stays out.... the screen stays black. When I hold down power button to turn it off it quacks like a duck and goes off.... Please help!!!


This\015\012 is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock \015\012generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!Stuck lenses are probably ... Polaroid i830 Digital Camera

Icons still there. can see pics through viewfinder and take shots but screen stays black in either picture-taking and review settings. Pictures are there but screen stays black... can use menu and other features.... what do i do? is the camera dead?


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

Viewfinder is black. Camera seems to work find except that the viewfinder (both looking through the viewfinder or using the digital screen) is black. Which inturn if you take a picture it comes out black. You can view already taken pictures in the view finder.


Hi,This is symptom of ccd imager chip failure in your Canon S1 IS camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view in lcd and viewfinder to take fresh pictures.CCD imager chip is electronic part that converts an image into ele ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

Every time I put the screen facing to me, the screen goes black and everything is on the viewfinder. This does not happen when I take it out to either twist the screen, and sometimes the screen flashes between the LCD and the viewfinder when it is faced me, not being twisted around or faced the other way. How do I solve this?


Canon needs to be called for this at the repairs dept. Here is a link:Canon Re ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

Canon A85 Well there are a couple of things going on right now. Sometimes when I turn the camera on it will come on but the screen on the back stays dark and blank and it doesnt make the power on noise, other times it will come on correctly. Also when you do get it to come on correctly the screen is very hazy and has lines running through it.


See this link. ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

We have a Canon SD1100 IS. We wanted to take a photo, but the screen is black. We took a photo anyway and tried to view it and it does not come on the screen, and the screen is still black. We tried the DISP button and that does not work in this case. Everything else seems to be ok. We can see the other photos we have taken. Do you have any idea what is wrong with the camera or where we can take it to have it looked at or fixed? Brian Anderson


Hello BrianThe solution below is something you can try. I know it might sound off topic, but, this sounds to me like the tell-tale signs of a lens error.The pro ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

My LCD screen is black and the pictures I now try to take come out black. The slash over the battery indicator is blinking. I have charged the battery fully and that didn't help. I cannot take a picture even with the ac adaptor. Everything comes out black.


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Blank Screen The screen on my camera won't come up. It's not like other problems where the screen illumintes, but it stays black as if it was off but I hear beeps and can still take picturres and videos which come out right.


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Fujifilm finepix s5000 black screen...it started in dec 2009 when I was taking pix inside and everything looked washed out. I could only take pix outside, but a few days ago it went completely black. It turns on but I cannot see through the eye piece and the lcd screen is black as well. Any ideas? I have already called fuji and they said I can send it in for evaluation and to see what it would cost to repair. :-(


Hi,\015\012You are problem is due to defective CCD sensor in your camera . Sensor is defective thats why you have black screen . To solve this problem you need to replace CCD sensor . It will cost you around $100.\015\012\015\012Hop ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

Camera won't come on, screen stays black, and the lens is stuck out.


It could possibly be the brand of batteries used sometimes they are not juiced enough to hold out for the camera i have had this problem too i used different batteries til i found one that works ... Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

Black screen... camera comes on...but screen stays black...has new batteries, flashes etc. New camera Ellen [email protected]


Seem to be a generic fault with this model or something is missingContact customer supporthttp://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.konicaminolta.com%2F&ei=bzOwSMj2CYreQd-i-Gg&usg=AFQjCNEEQPR1zD ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE E500 Digital Camera

Black screen everything else works. Camera comes on. Viewing images is fine. But when ready to record or take pictures black screen. Maybe promlem with lens.


There may be problem with the flash unit,better to contact kodak service. ... Kodak Easyshare V1233 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Last week I was taking pictures outdoors, later on that day my screen went totally black, the green light comes on but the screen continues to stay black, I have changed the batteries


One of three possible problems. First check that you didn't accidentally press the DISP or DISPLAY button. If that's not the problem...\015\012\015\012\015\012A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms o ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera

The camera screen stays black, and I can not see anything through viewfinder or on the screen. When I take pictures, they are completely black. Is the camera worthless now?


Actually, the article concerning simple fixes for a stuck shutter is located here:\015\012\015\012\015\012http://camerarepair. ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Powershot A85 The camera will turn on however the screen stays blank. I have reset the by holding the menu button down and it continues to stay black. It will let me look at older already taken pictures but will not take any new ones they come out black. Thank you for any help. Anne


Definitely sounds like a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:\015\012htt ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

CRACKED SCREEN dropped my camera and when i turn it on the screen looks cracked and it white! it looks broken on the inside. I have a polaroid i830. One day i dropped it on the floor, and it doesn't work now. If i push the power button on, the power light comes on, but the screen and everything stays off. I also can't get the light to turn off unless I take out the batteries. The screen appears to have a crack. Is there any way to fix it before spending to get a new one ??


You cannot repair the broken LCD screen; the white you are seeing is the backlight for it.\015\012LCDs have extremely thin gold deposits along one edge that is contacted by a silicone rubber strip that has fine wires molded into it vertically and one ... Polaroid i832 Digital Camera

Pretty much constant but sometimes intermittant problem of the camera fe-210 screen goes black. all functions appear to be normal but it does not see through the lens. So everything is black on the pictures taken. It's like the opening is shut. Sometimes it will work when first turned on for one or maybe two exposures. then it goes black and may stay that way even if turned on and off or changing any of the settings.


Hi,Would you be able to View Recorded images / Video's ?If\015\012\015\012\015\012 yes, this is a Faulty CCD Sensor. This is a Common Problem on almost \015\012all the Brands like Sony, Kodak, Canon. There were Certain Recalls ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

My sony I just got a DSC-S40 from a friend. I actually swoped my previous camera for this one. When I switch it on, the lens seems to get stuck and not come out all the way. I makes a grinding noise and does not show any picture on the screen. The flash goes off when I push the button, and the little guide dots on the lcd screen shows, but the the screen stays black. I am able to view the photo's that are on the camera taken before this problem, but am unable to take any photo's now. The shutter


I can fix your camera, it is not an easy thing to post because the post would be forever long....$20 and it would be good as new. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

Dropped camera i dropped my camera and when i turn it on the screen looks cracked and it white! it looks broken on the inside. I have a polaroid i830. One day i dropped it on the floor, and it doesn't work now. If i push the power button on, the power light comes on, but the screen and everything stays off. I also can't get the light to turn off unless I take out the batteries. The screen appears to have a crack. Is there any way to fix it before spending to get a new one ??


My camera fell out of my pocket book and busted the door. I glued it. that worked for about 6 months. I need the door for it and it will be as good as new. ... Polaroid i832 Digital Camera

Black Screen When i went to use my powershot s1. The display and viewfinder came up black. Memory card was ok. Menu and settings were also coming up fine. Is there a way to reboot software or is there another problem. Thanks Tommy


See this link. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

Screen is black; shows photos taken, but black when turned on and used as viewfinder, as well as when picture taken


If the 2.5'' LCD screen stays black all the time, but pictures are taken properly, then the problem is either the LCD screen, the backlight, or the LCD ribbon connector.\015\012\015\012The only way to find out is disassembling the machine, acce ... HP Photosmart R727 Digital Camera

My sony cybershot DSC-T1 has suddenly stopped taking photos properly, the screen works however when you try to take a picture everything is black and the picture comes out black. I can view my older pictures and the camera is functioning properly, ie taking pictures, playing them back, ect- it is just total balckness


Hi,This is failure of CCD Imager chip in your Sony DSC-T1 camera and CCD Imager chip will be replaced to get live view in camera lcd to take fresh pictures.Sony offers free ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Have a Coolpix s60. Worked fine until the other day...when the camera is turned on everything works fine but the viewfinder. Instead of seeing the object it is pointed at the screen is black. All the touch controls on either side are visable and the telephoto and wide funtions work and it will take a pictre. Everything seems to work fine except that you cannot see what you are taking a photo of? The battery is fully charged.


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