Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

No LCD image. Only backlight is on. Viewfinder is working and I can take and review pictures.


Answers :

The camera is displaying symptoms of either a faulty ccd or a stuck shutter in the lens. It would need to be serviced. The place that a lot of people go for help with the Canons is www.camerasandparts.com They just do the service for the Canons and nothing else. They are not much at all for service and they do excellent work on these cameras. Best of luck with the problem.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot S3 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 :

No LCD image. Only backlight is on. Viewfinder is working and I can take and review pictures.


The camera is displaying symptoms of either a faulty ccd or a stuck shutter in the lens. It would need to be serviced. The place that a lot of people go for help with the Canons is ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Lcd display not working on nikon d40. When we turn on the camera, and take off the lens cap, the lcd display is black. we can use the viewfinder to take a photo. We can view the image after taking the photo, but can not see the image prior to taking the picture.


The D40 works the same way SLRs have worked for the past half century. Only recently have dSLRs acquired a "Live-View" capability, where you see the image on the LCD monitor instead of through the viewfinder.I realize this probably wasn't ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

I have a canon camera powershot SD1200 is digital elph 10 Mega Pixels . Lately when I take pictures the camera works as usual but when I want to review them or to download them to my pc the picture is not displayed on camera lcd (neither on my pc) and I get instead a picture of ? with label "unidentified Image" below it... Knowing that the memory card is not full (i have a 4GB elite pro Kingston memory card) and I currently have only 130 pics in my camera !!! Also sometimes when I try to play a


I have heard of this happening if the card was not formatted on your camera. Be sure you retrieve what you can from the card, then format it in your camera. It may solve your problem. The higher capacity SD mem chips (>2GB) sometimes don't disp ... Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera

Nchatta Hello, My Canon s45 was working perfectly until it was dropped from a very very small heigh in a soft leather case with protection. The camera works in the sense that it can read and display the images from the SD card perfectly, the lense extends but you cannot see anything on the LCD when wanting to take a picture bar a white box in the middle that usually turns green once focussed (but now doesn't.) The screen is just black. The shutter clicks, takes the picture, but just a black LCD


It seems like if u see icons on lcd then sorry to tell u i think ur CCD is gone it seems like , but to make it sure first get the lens checked but iam pretty sure abt the CCD bcoz it is risky in impacts and jerks ... Canon PowerShot S45 Digital Camera

Kodak M763. Display works all right if I review photos already taken, but there is usually no display when I try to take a picture. It's black. It may be that, if the battery is fully charged, I may see a display in a sepia tone or a bluish overcast. The information on the screen is bright, it's the viewfinder image that can't be seen. It would have helped me if I could turn it on while its charging, but I can't. That would have solved te question of a low-voltage electrical input. If a subject


Battery could be your issue, But it could be more then that have you try ed to firmware it. Go to the manufactures website download the latest firmware and update that. Now if that does not work don't kill the tech here he i ... Kodak EASYSHARE M763 Digital Camera

No display on the LCD viewfinder when taking pictures. It only works to review pictures/videos.


There's nothing wrong with your camera. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, using a mirror to project the image through the viewfinder. The live view feature is a relatively recent development among dSLRs, previously available only ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

I have an ist D L. I would like not to use the viewfinder to take pictures , rather the LCD monitor, but the images I focus on does not appear on the monitor. Is there a setting I can change to enable me to do this? (Playback working perfectly)


Sorry, that is not possible with this camera as it sies nit have "live view" ... Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera

Canon powershot s2 with rotating lcd screen. lcd screen is black and not available for taking pictures, I amd forced to use the viewfinder to take a picture. When I playback the pictures the lcd works just fine.


The camera sensor for the lcd is most likely not functioning.\015\012\015\012I would suggest repairs, got warranty? free repair estimate is available from www.a ... Digital Cameras

Lcd panel I've just bought a new canon eos 350d and the lcd panel will not show the image of what I am taking a picture of. I can take a picture, and display it back on the lcd panel but just not display what is in the viewfinder when I want to take a photo. Have I got a setting wrong somewhere or is the camera faulty? thank you!


SLR's don't show what your seeing through the view finder on the LCD. That is a function on point and shoot cameras, not on SLR's. ... Canon EOS 30D Body Only Digital Camera

I took a picture with the camera, turned it off and set it down. about 20 minutes later I went to take another picture, when I turned it on, it powers up, lens opens, but monitor is black and if you look through viewfinder and take a picture, the image on review is also black. It still allows you to review past taken pictures, but won't show anything in the monitor.


HiThat sounds like the display is turned off for shot preview, see if you can get it turned back on by pressing a disp. button or similar, if that doesn't help then somewhere in the settings or setup of the camere there should be a reset ... Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera

LCD Display I haven't used my canon for a while - I've just turned it on and though the LCD display works to show pictures I've taken and the settings screen - I can't see anything in it when I take a picture (it's just black) when I press the Disp button it just switches from a black screen to the settings screen - please tell me what I can do so that I can see the image in the LCD before I take the picure. Thanks for your help


As far as I am aware, the 400D doesn't have a live preview mode.What you are describing is perfectly normal and is how 99% of digital SLR cameras behave.Are you sure it used to do this?Matt ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

No image on lcd,if you snap a picture,the picture will be black,camera has set up for a while.it will power up and show functions and set up info on lcd you can set time and date,but no image,flash works,but takes no picture,any ideas?


It is known problem of ccd imager chip failure in Canon A85 camera, Canon offers free of cost ccd imager chip replacement.Click ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

I bought the camera in the UK but I have since moved to Portugal and have only now had a chance to get the new camera out. This, I know, is my fault. But, nevertheless, I can't get it to work - the LCD monitor remains black when shooting whatever I do. It will take pictures via the optical viewfinder okay but I cannot get the screen to show. It works to display the settings etc but not for taking pictures so that when I press the display button it alternates between the photo settings (which


Canon models oddly do not support images on the LCD in every picture mode. Since the LCD works for settings, my guess is its in the wrong mode for the live view and its is not an issue with the camera's LCD.\015\012\015\012Here is a link to the ... Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital Camera

Hello - My Olympus SP-550OUZ Camera was in a rucksack which slid of my shoulder and hit the ground. Although there is no obvious damage to it, nothing cracked, no marks etc., it has stopped seeing properly. Pictures already taken can still be viewed either in the viewfinder or the screen both work perfectly. The lens moves in and out not problem everything seems to work fine except when you look to take a picture either by viewfinder or the lcd screen all it sees is a blurry hazy purple pictu


... Digital Cameras

My fuji finepix s7000 has a distorted/ blurry image in oth the LCD and viewfinder the image is blurry in the viewfinder and the LCD. When I take a picture, it gets even more distorted.


If the image is blurred on both clean the lens, if it does not fix it then it is probably a faulty lens problem. ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

Hi, i have a sony alpha DSLR- A200 that is working well but now i can't get the menu display to work - when i take a picture i can quickly see the play back on the lcd monitor but if i press play or menu nothing appears on the lcd monitor. Then menu usually will show me battery life, etc but I can't find any of that..I have tried recharging the battery, removing and re-inserting the battery and the memory card and no luck. I can take photos and download them I just can't review anything on the


... Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 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

Menu Problem I can take photo's fine, and i get my normal preview on the LCD but when i push the menu button or try play back my images - nothing happens. In fact every button except the wheel/power on off and the "take photo" button is not working??? Nothing i press will work except to take pictures? help! It is brand new, got it two weeks ago and everything was working fine. And nothing happened to it, and i changed nothing.


Did you try calling Canon tech support or returning to retailer if the camera is really not functioning properly this soon after purchase, I'd try returning it once all troubleshooting issues have not resolved the issue.\015\012\015\012Ho ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

Dark LCD I have an A70, about a year old. The problem is the LCD screen is very dark. It is almost completely black unless I point the camera dirrectly at light. If I take a picture with the viewfinder the picture is exactly what the LCD screen looks like. This happened as we were using the camera. I also cannot view any of the pictures in the camera. I no the display is not completly out because it works to access the menu screen. It wasn't droped or anything. I can't find any setting to change


I have a sony cybershot dsc w730 , since a year. The problem is that over 2-3 months the LCD screen has become very dark. It is almost completely black unless I point the camera dirrectly at light. If I take a picture, the picture is exactly what the ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

Canon ixus i7. LCD screen is cracked, and thus does not sdisplay any image, however the camera still zooms, takes pictures, etc Obviously now viewfinder so only way to see what your taking pic of is through the cracked LCD.(whic you can;t as it is pure white with black leak lines of the crack. I assume its a simple replace of the LCD screen which i would assume connects like any standard LCD screen using a ribbon cable?


I know some canon LCDs can be replaced by the user. Canon will sell you the specific part or you can find them on ebay. The LCD ribbon cable can be easily pulled out and with a little fiddling a new one can be put in. I have not personally done it wi ... Digital Cameras

Black screen The camara was working fine a couple days ago, but now when i turn the camara on, the lcd screen is black. I can't see anything, hence I can't take pictures. Also, when i take a picture (although screen is black and i can;t actually see what i'm shooting), the picture review shows my past photos in perfect color except for my "test shot". Any suggestions? Thanx.


BUY A CANON, HAVE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY SONY, ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

LCD screen shows no image while in picture taking mode. I can review previously taken pictures but I can't take any picture


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 A60 Digital Camera

Black Screen The camara was working fine a couple days ago, but now when i turn the camara on, the lcd screen is black. I can't see anything, hence I can't take pictures. Also, when i take a picture (although screen is black and i can;t actually see what i'm shooting), the picture review shows my past photos in perfect color except for my "test shot". Any suggestions? Thanx.


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony 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 link for more info:\015\012 ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Fujifilm A330 My camera is doing something rather strange; it's always switched on by sliding the front shutter open all the way, and it's ceased turning on when I do that. My dad and I figured out that we can get it to turn on by holding the 'on' button in the back, but it won't get out of the menu/blue 'no image' LCD display for reviewing pictures. In the past, holding the 'on' button was what changed it from picture review mode to picture taking mode, and since everything has swapped around t


My switch was dirty... very dirty. I took my camera apart (NOT SUGGESTED FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW) and cleaned it which was NOT the easiest job. I would take it in to get it serviced if youw ant to play it safe. Take it apart only if you expect to n ... Fuji FinePix A330 Digital Camera

No image on lcd for taking pictures. Lcd works fine to go through also to view old pictures. just black in camera mode. Tried shooting anyway and no picture. This happened once before and went away an hour later. this time it is not going away.


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 b ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3369 seconds