Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?
Picture in view finder and LED screen jumpy and not in focus
Is there fuzzy color? pink and green? if yes, then it's 99 percent for CCD fault.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
Picture in view finder and LED screen jumpy and not in focus
Is there fuzzy color? pink and green? if yes, then it's 99 percent for CCD fault. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
Blank Screen When I switch the camera on, the screen or veiw finder are totally white, no picture can be seen, if i depress the shutter, the camera focus's and it takes a picture but when viewed, picture is also white.
Dear sorry to tell u but ur FUJI S5000 have a CCD HR failure which is due to the manufacturing fault in these CCD'd thats y fuji now adays stopped working on these CCD's and got tons of recalls for that it occurs after 4 to 5 years of use and this fa ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera
When I take a picture with the Canon Rebel, it doesn't focus in the view finder, but when I look at the picture after it has been taken, it is clear and in focus. Why can't it looked focused when looking through the view finder before taking the picture?
Good day,The problem you might be having is that the view finder is out of focus.If this is the problem it is an easy fix.You will see a small wheel next to the view finder (it has a + and a - next to it), look through the vie ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
Focus camera will not focus, even sight screen is out of focus The camera will not focus. When switched on it beeps with a flashing green light near rthe view-finder and the lens housing extends. This repeats and the then the viewing screen goes blank. Pressing the AEL button will illuminate the viewing screen, but it is out of focus. Half depression of the shutter makes no difference. I had previously some intermittent operation of the zoom mechanism. The camera has not been dropped or jarred.
Your camera is having a problem positioning the lens unit, more than likely the cause is grit/dirt in mechanism, I recommend that you take the camera to a autorised service agent to have it stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. This is not really a repair t ... Olympus Camedia C-5060 Wide Zoom Digital Camera
View finder Pictures in view finder are blurry. But pictures on the screen are very clear. How do I fix my view finder blurry pictures? Oh by the way I have a DSC H5 camera. Thank you in advance
Ok. On your viewfinder, there might be a round dial. Turn it to adjust focus. Otherwise, sometimes viewfinders are like that... blurry, especially electronic. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera
Hello, My Canon EOS 300D has no display and says busy in the view finder and in the lcd screen also. The focus and flash still work. Can you please tell me what could be the problem. I have taken out the battery and card and it does not change anything. It was working properly but suddenly it does not take any more pictures... i read some of your comments to change the firmware but i was not sure for that i wanted to take your opinion... thanks Mirdash
Hi\012I think your unit has memory card receptance unit bad.( the CF card inserting area pins---bent and shorting), or some of loosen screw moving around and shorting. Mostly it is the pin problem. Your local repair shop would charge around $50 to ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses
My camera turns on, but will not focus. You can hear the lens trying to focus but all the view finder shows is black and white horizontal lines. You can view the pictures that are already on the card in the camera, but nothing else through the view finder.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera
Picture in View Finder perfectly clear, but out of focus
I would check IS(image stablization) setting and continous shooting setting to make sure these features are turned off. You want to experiment with different IS settings and definitely turn the continous shooting mode because the continouse mode may ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
When I turn it on the screen stays black. When I try to take pictures they are black. The flash is working. I can sight through the view finder. I can view existing pictures on the LCD screen so I am sure that it is OK. It is as if the lens is covered.
Your dead right the lens is closed when the unit is turned on a small latch pulls away a black sheld that stops light (direct) from damaging the lens these latches fail some times and are real expensive to have fixed im sorry but i think ... Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera
Hi!! I inherited a Konica Dynax Maxxum 5D it takes great pictures, but I can't figure out how to get the LCD monitor to show the picture I am taking...it is on a blue screen with functions and settings, but I can't find where in those settings to change it back to seeing the view by looking at the screen, I always have to look through the view finder to shoot a pic. Hope you can help, Thanks a lot, Cath
To see the picture you want to take on the screen, your camera needs to have a feature called "live view". I'm not sure if your camera has that feature. It's a relatively new feature on more expensive cameras. Check your owner's manual. ... Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D Digital Camera
Love my camera! I dropped my Canon SD550 for the umpteenth time and now the LCD screen is black. I can take pictures through the view finder and view them on my computer and the pictures are still great, so the camera is working. Is it my LCD screen or the backlight (or are they one in the same)? Bev
It might be just a dislodged backlight ribbon cable. See this link, paying particular attention to Step 8. If you know of someon ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera
LCD White-out I have had this Fuji FinePix A350 since Christmas 2006. This August while on vacation and taking quite a few pictures with a new 1GB XD card, the LCD screen would come on with a blank white screen as the camera was turned on. I continued to take photos using the optical viewfinder to frame my pictures, hoping that it was still working even if I couldn't view them. Fortunately, all the photos did come out fine even though some were totally out of focus (focusing was sometimes a prob
Defective ccd imager!! company will replace this ccd imager free of charge. Year 2002 up to 2005 released unit has a factry defect ccd imager. the company recalled these unit and replaced with a stronger version of ccd imager( they are still doing it ... Fuji FinePix A350 Digital Camera
I have an Olympus FE-330 The problem I am having is when I take pictures at night, focusing on anything is impossible. The view shows black, until the picture is taken. After the picture has been taken it shows a great view of the picture in the screen. Even changing the setting to night, does nothing-it's black I honestly was thinking of replacing the camera for this reason, it is very frustrating. Other than that, it is a great little camera.
Take a flashlight with you and shine it on what you want to focus. Press the shutter half-way, shut off the flashlight and press the rest of the way. ... Digital Cameras
The camera was taking pictures a few days ago. The yesterday I went to take a picture and a blank screen came up but when I hit the shutter button in the view finder it would say "busy" and it would make a shutter noise the beep and not take a picture. Now it won't do anything. no screen picture. no beep. no shutter. no "busy". dead as a door nail.
Hi there, the lens detector in your camera circuit board is damaged or short. That's why its fully dead now. Try these for a luck. Remove the lens & power on the camera. Is any movement? if not then I suggest you please visit nearest Canon servic ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera
LCD screen I want to view my subject through the LCD screen before taking my picture. I am only able to view through the view finder like a regular 35mm. Is this not possible?
Correct, Since the camera is an DSLR, there is no way for the sensor to have a 'preview' of your subject. The mirror reflects the image and the shutter is closed, covering the CCD sensor until you take a picture. ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
My panasonic DMC ZS3 camera purchased on 12/14/09 has started showing vertical multicolored stripes on the viewing screen in all modes. The pictures captured by the camera do not display the same vertical stripes, which seems to indicate it is a problem that only affects the focusing screen. These stripes take up about 2/3 of the right side of the viewing screen. Do you know what might be affecting the problem? In addition the camera has never been dropped or mishandled in any way. The warr
It is definitely a problem with the LCD screen of the camera. It cannot be anything else as the pictures come out alright. You will need to get the LCD screen replaced to resolve this problem ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera
Black screen The screen is black when I turn the camera on, both on the flip out screen and if I use the view port...and yes, the lense cap is on. I have a Canon Power shot S21S and my view finder is black, but I can see the pictures I have already taken just fine when I switch the camera over to playback.
Sounds like you have a bad CCD. You can try contacting Canon to check out your options on how to get this repaired. Unfortunately the S2IS is not on their CCD recall list of cameras. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
Black screen Yesterday I grabbed my camara for a not to be missed shot and found that I too have the same problem now of the black image through the view finder and on the lcd screen. I have replaced the batteries, tried changing settings and nothing works. I too can see the icons and view previously taken pictures but can take no new ones. I feel that paying $350 for a disposable camara is a bit much! I purchased it just a little over a year ago. I saw on the Canon website that they are fixing
This happened to me then my camer just started working again after playing around with the modes ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS 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
Canon powershot sd400. power up, camera functions work, but in picture taking mode, my screen (view finder is black). also in videw mode. viewing previous pictures is ok. battery is fully charged.
There is usually a button for turning the screen on and off, or only on for previewing (browsing images). (and sometimes there is an option for having the screen on without the On-Screen Display)\015\012\015\012I don't know exactly which ... Canon Digital Cameras
Can't get a picture on the screen - just shows black. When we turn the camera on the LCD screen displays the function choices and menu options, but will not display any image. If we take a picture using the view finder and then check for the image, nothing is displayed. We just checked the memory card, and it doesn't even take a photo. All we got was black. Any suggestions?
Check the SD card, they have sliders on them which lets you "lock" the card so nothing can be put on or taken off of it. Make sure that is off. Then go through the menu on the camera and try to format the card again. If the card is bad it should give ... Canon Powershot A1000IS 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Anti-shake problem My Konica Minolta 7D stopped taking pictures. It will still auto-focus, but nothing happens when you press the shutter button all the way down. The problem I experience is: 1. Shutter does not release. 2. When camera is powered up, after the initial lens shuffle a clicking sound is heard. 3. The auto shake bars (all five of them) to the right of the view finder are blinking 4. Show 0 (zero) as the number of frames remaining in the view finder. 5. The problem is intermitte
Symptom 1: referred to as FFB (Firts Frame Black). this is when you do not use the camera for a while and when you attempt to take the first snap shot, the Shutter is either stuck, or takes a blank/black picture (some cases the picture came out bluis ... Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D Digital Camera
Focus error? The camera won't focus. Focus Error is displayed in the viewing screen. Zoom action & everything else seems to work fine. Won't focus, won't take pictures.
This is a known issue with Fuji S3000 cameras caused by dust and dirt that get in through the loosely mounted lens mechanism, there are only three solutions.\012\012If under warranty you can send the camera in for rep ... Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera
Blurry Pictures I have had this camera less than a year. I took it to the beach 2 weeks ago and the camera was fine. Crystal clear pictures. Then, on the last day of vacation, the pictures started coming out blurry. Even when I am preparing to take a picture the view finder is blurry. The camera is on auto focus and it is set to the shoot and click setting (little green camera). It didn't get wet at all. Anyone know if there is a setting that I may have touched or is this an internal problem.
You probably got some condensation on the lens from going in and outside. You should be able to go to a Wolf Camera or similar store and have it cleaned. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
Display works when you look at pictures taken but not in picture taking mode. you can still take pictures looking through the view finder but the lcd screen in dark.
This does not seem to be an issue.\015\012\015\012Try this one:\015\012\015\012Go to setup menu by pressing F button situated behind your camera.\015\012select the setup menu and go to LCD option\015\012put the LCD on.\015\012now check if ... Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera