Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S51S Digital Camera ?

When I put on the camera the screen is black, but I see all the icons


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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 bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). \015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.\015\012
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When I put on the camera the screen is black, but I see all the icons


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 ... Canon PowerShot S51S Digital Camera

When I put the camera on I can see the pics I have stored on the camera although I have to scroll through a black screen for 3 or 4 clicks first. When I switch it to take a picture I just have a black screen with some of the menu showing. I reluctantly recharged the batteries even though I didn't have the battery low warning and it hasn't helped. Can you help please? I also did a reset to default by holding the menu button.


Please see the following comment: ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

My camera only has a black screen. Battery fine, checked all settings, no camera lens capon. Acts like there is a camera lens cap on, completely black. However, put in another card and can see pictures taken. I have reset it numerous times.


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Hey. my camera will turn on and take pictures and everything but the screen will not come on. It is completely black! I put in my sd card in another camera to see if my camera had been taking pictures and it was, it's just the screen that won't turn on.


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My Kodak V1233, isn't working right. If I turn it on, it will only turn on a second and extend the lense and then shuts off (it's fully charged). I can eventually get to take pictures, if I start by hitting the favorite button, and then the camcorder button and then quickly hitting the the camera button. I can take pictures, but can't see them, I only see a black screen. The camera will not power off this way. If I take the battery out, and then put it back in, and hit the favorite button,


I have had the exact same problem this seems to be a common flaw in this model i do not suggest any one purchase the V1233 ... Kodak EasyShare V1233 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?


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My Ge A730 digital camera is acting weird. The instructions say to put the camera in USB mode to upload pics to my PC. Not only does my computer not detect the camera, but now, when I unplug the USB cord, the camera screen goes BLACK, and only displays the regular images I normally see when the USB cord is plugged in.


HI there, reset the camera from Camera Manu option first. Then Connect with your computer vuia DATA cable. After that install the camera driver from the disk. Then restart your computer & enjoy your photo transfering from Camera to comouter. Than ... GE A730 Digital Camera

LCD Black I went to turn on my camera and everything turned on normally( shutter opened). When we lookied at the LCD screen it is black but the icons show up. We can change setting. If you take a picture the way it is now the picture turns out black. I cannot see any images in the LCD at all. All pictures taken now are black.


Swith off the Camera and gently tap the bottom(tripod hole side) to a hard surface, I was lucky and it worked for me for the same kind of problem. ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE E500 Digital Camera

Zoom ERROR When I turn my Camera on it comes up saying Zoom Error. I can't Zoom in or out - and all I can see is a black screen. Last time I used it - I took a picture and put it bck in my bag - when I pulled it out again the error msg came up. It has happened once before and I reset the camera through the menu and the msg went away and the camera went bck to normal so when it happened again I press reset but this time it hasn't made a difference. Any suggestions?


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I have a coolpix S6 and when I turn the camera on the screen is black with the icons showing. When you switch modes to see what pictures look like that screen works fine. What could my problem be. Thanks for your help


Just hit it real hard in the front until you get tired or until it shows it worked for me ... Nikon COOLPIX S6 Digital Camera

I was taking pictures, but paused for a moment to find a better angle. I guess I got distracted for a few minutes. I went back to the camera to see that the screen was black. I thought it had turned itself off, but the lens was still out. I didn't pay much attention to it and went to turn it on. However it won't turn on and the lens is still out. I've put it on charge just now to see if that will help but I was wondering if this happened to anyone else, or just me?


Hi. Yes, that happened to me once. Battery went dead and doesn't have enough power left to retract the lens. Camera worked fine after I put in charged battery. I hope this is your case too. ... Digital Cameras

EX-S500 PROBLEM HELLO, HOW IS EVERYONE HERE, I REALLY HOPE THAT SOMEONE CAN HELP ME SOON I HAVE A CASIO EXILIM EX-S500 MODEL DIGITAL CAMERA AND I TOOK SOME PICTURES ON SUNDAY MORNING AND WHEN I GO TO USE IT AGAIN IN THE AFTER THE SCREEN WOULD NOT COME ON IT IS FLASHING AND COMING ON BUT I CANNOT SEE ANYTHING AND WHEN I PUT THE CARD IN MY LAPTOP ALL I SEE IS BLACK PICTURE. PLEASE HELP ME. SELEINA


Sorry to hear you are having this issue. well the problem is your lens. the internal shutters have locked up and are stuck shut the lens needs replacement. repair run any where from 75.00 and up in most cases.i repair these all of the time.let me kno ... Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera

My screen went black, i can still see the pictures i took before, but when i put in shoot mode or record mode, only appears a black window with a Japanese message. PD: My camera is Japanese


It maybe on the saving energy mode.Check the menu for a possible set saving mode or low battery. If the battery gets low it will give priority to the shooting mode. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T5 Digital Camera

My camera turns on however the screen is black it takes pictures i just have to point and shoot but i cannot see on the screen exactly what i am taking. I then have to go onto my computer and put them on there so i can view the pictures i took. what can i do?


If your screen does not display any figures , numbers or icons then the LCD screen is dead. If you look closely at the LCD scren and fine cracks or lines on it then i advise ou to take it to arepair shop for replacement.\015\012rgds\015\0 ... Nikon Coolpix S50 Digital Camera

Help The last time I used my camera a maybe a week or two ago, it shut off because the batteries died and the lens never pushed back in. So, I just now went to turn it on after putting in new duracell batteries in, which I have used all different kinds in my camera, I have it sent so that the Samsung icon is on as it starts up. So that came on and after a second you can see on the LCD screen but it is blurry and after a few seconds I hear 3 loud annoying beeps and then it shuts off. What could b


The 3 beeping sound as ou call it annoying means that the camera has low battery capacity. the lens is stuck out because there is incorrect battery connection. there is an option on the camera setting for the battery type. try this one:\015\012 ... Samsung Digimax S630 Digital Camera

Our camera turns on, and all the icons appear on the screen, but the screen is totally black. Can't see the picture


It is due to ccd imager failure and ccd imager chip will be replaced in your Sony DSC-T1 camera to get live view to take pictures.Sony will repair it free of cost, click ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Black screen hi, i have a canon powershot A75 and when i turn the camera on i see the blue logo then its supose to be the picture screen but my picture screen is black n fuzzy i dunno y i thought maybe the settings were wrong but i dunno plz help me i need my camera for my brothers wedding help me fix this problem! remember black camera screen! thank you sue


Hi,\015\012Your Canon A75 camera has problem in CCD Imager and this part will be replaced to get back picture.\015\012Canon announced free of cost repair scheme for subject problem and you can see details by clicking ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

The camera powers on fine, although it has a black screen with no image. What type problem is this and is it fixable or not. When I go to look at the pictures I took while the display screen was blacked out the screen remains with no image. I just turned on my camera the other day and I can still acces my menu, I can see the camera details in the corner and even view old pictures but when I turn it on eveything else is black! I can't take any new pictures because of the black screan. Is this fi


I have the same problem i need help fixing it? ... Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera

Camera lights are on and I can change to review pictures taken and see them but I can only see the black screen with white figures while in take picture mode. the camera clicks but nothing happens. I changed all the batteries even though the low battery light was not on, and it worked for a little while but the next day, I could only see the black screen again.


Your\015\012problem\015\012may be due to corrosion on the battery\015\012contacts inside the camera which can\015\012prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera.\015\012Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove th ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

The camera powers on fine, although it has a black screen with no image. What type problem is this and is it fixable or not. When I go to look at the pictures I took while the display screen was blacked out the screen remains with no image. blacked out screen apart from icons and text, blacked out photos, but camera powers up and knows if the lens cap is left on.


Do you have images on the card? ... Nikon Coolpix 885 Digital Camera

I have had a Nikno D3000 camera about 9 months and a problem has just started. When i turn the camera on i can see the full menu on the viewing screen. As soon I take a shot, the screen goes black. I cannot see any mennus nor can i see the shot i have just taken. I have to turn the camera off and then on again to see the menus or to review my shots. can you help?


Hi, your camera is in waranty, contact Nikon service. ... Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

Faulty camera Turned on camera , and theres a black ink like mark under LCD screen. None of the features on the camera now work.When camera is of you can still see this mark very faintly LCD screen is white when turned on , black mark takes up left side of screen and is very very slowly getting bigger. Could this possably be a leak of some sort? Thanx Matt


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A85 camera LCD shows up with pink and black lines every time a picture is taken. LCD screen displays the camera icons on LCD screen but will not take anymore photo's. Lens used to view picture status prior to photo shot but now, it consistently shows up in black. When a picture is shot, the screen then turns pink and black on the LCD screen.


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 A85 Digital Camera

I turn my camera on and all the icons come on the screen but the image stays black. I get playback but I cant see an image when I want to take a picture. Its as if the lens cap is still on but it isnt. I have a Optio MX


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When i turn on my sd750, the back screen appears dark (cannot see what the camera is point at and when i take the picture, it is black ... in the past i was able to retify but putting on and off a few times but now it never comes on. thoughts?


There usually is a button on the camera which will affect the LCD operation. On these Canons usually it is marked with a small monitor icon or it has "Disp" next to the button. This is on the surface of the camera and not in the menu. It will also be ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
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