Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera ?

The screen is black when I take a picture on auto setting...but it shows when I take a movie clip, and it also appears during playback.


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F your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can dois to take it to the nearest official repair shop and Canon Digital Cameras shouldfix it for free.

If your camera is out of warranty,\015\012or if Canon refuses to repairit for free (happens sometimes if for\015\012example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can\015\012try some ofthe methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple\015\012methodshave helped a lot of people fix their cameras.

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Canon Digital Cameras has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes,then put them back in and turn the camera on.

2) Try\015\012compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and drycompressed air (20\015\012lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and thecamera body and turn on\015\012the air while moving the tip around the lens.It should remove all dust\015\012and sand. Turn the camera on and it shouldfunction fine.

3) Another\015\012method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for\015\012example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but veryoften in works.

4) Try forcing the camera lens:

Turn\015\012off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a\015\012look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you\015\012notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the\015\012problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if\015\012the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

Simply -\015\012VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the\015\012biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try\015\012powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all\015\012or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the\015\012camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take\015\012one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement.\015\012Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it\015\012pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Another version of\015\012this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens\015\012while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the\015\012focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of\015\012pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Canon Digital Cameras and fixing the E18 error. (NOTE: Try this only if your camera is no longer under warranty!)It is a great guide with pictures and it can be found here.

There\015\012are 2 other guides, one Bulgarian and one Estonian with the take apart\015\012procedure for Canon cameras.They are not in english but have a lot of\015\012pictures which help with the process.

- Bulgarian guide
- Estonian guide


Hope this may help you;

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VOTIT

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