Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

On picture taking mode, screen is black but can still take pictures


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Please provide more detail about your problem.

Does the screen play back the pictures ok but not during record mode? Or is it off all the time and you used a computer to review the shots that were taken?

Check the basics listed below:

1. The screen may be switched off.
Press the display button on the back while the camera is on. \015\012 This toggles the display setting between various settings such as \015\012Off/ On / Info. Keep pressing the button to try the aternate modes, it just goes round and round to 2 -3 different modes.


2, Check that the monitor brightness setting is set to medium at least \015\012in the menu's.

3. If the problem is only affecting recording then check that \015\012the main record settings are correct for the type of scene you are taking. For \015\012example don't use Beach, Snow, Candle or manual with a high shutter speed while taking regular daylight shots with minimal lighting.

. 4. If the LCD display has a hardware issue you could connect the camera\015\012 to a TV using the video output jack and look at it that way. Then \015\012you'll know if the built-in LCD is ok or not.

5. Having a \015\012damaged or stuck video output jack COULD cause this problem also since\015\012 that circuitry is designed to automatically shut off the built-in LCD \015\012display when you connect a video cord to it. Note that having a video cable plugged\015\012 in to the video output jack would shut off the display also. Such as when you have it connected to a TV.

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