Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera ?
The camera doesn't show me what I'm taking a picture of.....just a black screen.
Press display (DISP.) button to turn the display on. This button is located on the rear of the camera and toggles the camera's LCD display. The button is usually printed with <DISP.> on the button or above the button depending on the model. \015\012 \015\012if that doesn't solve the problem, download the user manual from\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=14901#DownloadDetailAct\015\012 \015\012find the setting for turning the lcd on while shooting. if you don't see a picture at the screen at all, never. then the camera may require repairs, if its covered by warranty contact your dealer or canon directly.\015\012 \015\012canon repair request\015\012https://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=OnlineRepairBookingAct&fcategoryid=224&modelid=14901\015\012 \015\012canon repair service locator\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ServiceLocatorAct&fcategoryid=224&modelid=14901
On the back of the camera.. hit the display button... it should turn on..
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot SD1000 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 :
Black Screen ive got a black screen when i take pictures; everything else on the camera works. the menu's pop up; the pictures ive taken show on review. but the actual view doesnt show anything and is completely black so whenever i take a picture its just all black. i just got this camera for christmas and it hasnt been dropped or exposed to liquid. it doesnt show a lens error number either; because i dont even think it knows it has one.. its just black though.
I have the exact problem. I came on slowly, some days it would work, some days it wouldnt. Finally i couldnt get it working at all. Sent it back to Kodak as it was still under warranty, the repair center claims it was "physical damage". They admit th ... Kodak Easyshare M753 Digital Camera
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
Black screen I just took pictures yesterday, went to take a picture today, and the screen is black, but the settings still show up around the edge of the LCD screen. I took a picture "just for fun", but it still showed up black (I thought that when the picture took, it would show up in the screen -- nope !!) HELP, I've only had this camera for about 6 months, and I love it (when it works). It was given to me for Christmas, so of course I don't have any of the receipts. Hope you can help me --
I find this problem all the time with people whit big fingers who cover the lens try moving ur finger from thens and if that fails cut them of ... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera
Canon SD 550-- sensor problem? Bought 3/2006 and have had no problems. Suddenly, LED screen went black--shows nothing and cannot take a picture altho will flash and record black picture. Shooting options do appear on screen when in picture-taking mode. Can see pictures that were taken previously, however, while showing them on TV screen, camera shuts off. Is this an expensive repair. Thanks.
The shutter of the camera is not opening that is why every picture taken is recorded black. It is a mechanical problem and probably has nothing to do with the sensor. Not very expensive ... Canon Digital Cameras
Canon PowerShot A480 won't take photo. Pressing on button camera on then pressing silver button to take photo when pressed down screen turns black no picture taken. Batteries new. This is the story; camera was working fine then showed low battery bought new batteries took couple of photo's showed low battery again. Replaced battery same thing again but now when pressing button to take photo screen goes black. Camera bought 30/9/2009. Any idea's????
Its just a matter of batteries...some are not powerful enough to operate the camera ....Try to change them and buy some real good ones..like Duracell or Tatra...do not make any compromises when buy the batteries...get the best cause these kinda camer ... Canon Powershot A480 - Silver Digital Camera
Hi, I have a Canon IXUS 95IS camera.. For some reason, when I attempt to take a photo, the LCD screen isn't displaying what is actually in view? In movie mode it comes up on the screen but when i flick it to Auto or camera mode, the screen goes black and only shows the little icons... Weirdly enough, it still takes the picture but the really annoying thing is it doesn't show up on the screen what you're taking a photo of so it makes it really hard for the person taking the actually photo... can
Ah yes! you have pressed the display button. Turn the camera on and you see the icons in the display, look for the Disp button and press it, the display will cycle through its modes icons, black, image and icons. ... Digital Cameras
My camera shows black screen and I cannot see if I was able to take pictures or what. The screen just do not show anything. It's all black. What I can do for this? Any help??? Thanks!
... Sony Cybershot W330 Digital Camera
Camera Problems My camera can turn on and off perfectly and it takes the pictures, but the screen is black and nothing shows up. I tried to take a picture and upload it onto my computer, but it showed up black there aswell.
MINE IS DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR! ... Polaroid i733LP Digital Camera
Black Screen I have taken really good care of my camera and it has never been dropped. I went on a Cruise a few months ago and one day into the cruise the screen wouldn't show anything. It was just a black screen. When I took pictures they turned out black too. I am still able to navigate the menus and see pictures on my SD card. Even after returning to Colorado, a dry climate, the screen is always black and taking black pictures. Is there something I can do to fix this problem or should I just
... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera
When i turn my camera (cannon powershot SD1100 IS) on the screen is black like it can not see through the lens. I can still see all of the menu options on the screen. If I try to take a picture it will still take a picture and the picture shows up just like it is supposed to. I can still review the pictures on the camera. Everything else seems to be working fine.
This could be a firmware problem.First, check your screen settings, should be in the setup menu. You may have the screen switched off, often used as a power save option.Secondly, if its still under warranty, go back to the ven ... Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105 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
Screen problems i also have an olympus camera. I just got it about a month ago and my screen is'nt working right. When i turn it on everything is working and shows everything it should but the image view. it iss black and i can take a picture but its jus a black picture when i take it. what should i do to fix this? i have tried taking the battery and memory card out messing with the settings and formats but nothing has worked. What should i do?
... Digital Cameras
Nikon Coolpix Hi, im wondering if someone can help me so close to christmas. I last used my camera a week ago and it was fine. however when i went to use it last night the viewing screen just stayed black as though i was take a picture in the dark (yes the lens cover was open) i can take a picture but its just black. All the other functions are fine. My mum admitted to trying to show my sister some pictures on my camera but accidently went into image mode so she switched it off. However i hav
With the power off, hold the camera in your palm and smack the front of the camera on your leg or arm. You might have to smack it a few time t ... Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera
I was taking pictures with my canon powershot sd750 and when I went to take another picture the display screen went black. When I take a picture it shows black. It doesnt take the picture.
... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
I have an olympus fe-220. I have an issue where I take one picture and the screen goes black. I can view the image, but cannot take anymore pictures until I turn the camera on and off several times until the screen shows what I'm looking at. I have reset the camera several times. Any Ideas?
... Digital Cameras
Whenever I turn my camera on, all my LCD shows is a black screen. I can still take pictures but they all show up as black screens. Also, I can still view all my old pictures that I took before this phenomenon started happening. Are there any suggestions to what I can do to get rid of this problem? Thanks.
Hi, ... Kodak EasyShare M863 Digital Camera
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
Lens stuck My camera won't register to open the lens. I don't know how it was before, but the screen is completely black and it won't take pictures. If I open the lens manually, the screen shows the image, but obviously I cannot take a picture with my thumb across half the lens. Is this fixable, or should I get a new camera?
Yes it is fixable. if there is a friction in the movement of the lense cover blades this happens. If it is due to fine sand or dust try using a soft brush with a rubber pump fitted at the back so that it cen blow the sand off the camera. The problem ... Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera
Camera problems I can see the different setting symbols on the screen and when I turn it off and on I can see the canon pic it shows upon coming on. However, when I take a pictures I can no longer see the picture I am taken on the screen and although it appears to have taken the picture the picture turned out black. This starting taking place after my husband changed my settings I cannot figure out what to do to change it back. Please help.
This definitely sounds like 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. Please check the following two links for more info: \015\ ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
My sony I just got a DSC-S40 from a friend. I actually swoped my previous camera for this one. When I switch it on, the lens seems to get stuck and not come out all the way. I makes a grinding noise and does not show any picture on the screen. The flash goes off when I push the button, and the little guide dots on the lcd screen shows, but the the screen stays black. I am able to view the photo's that are on the camera taken before this problem, but am unable to take any photo's now. The shutter
I can fix your camera, it is not an easy thing to post because the post would be forever long....$20 and it would be good as new. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
Hi, I have a Canon Power shot A85 digital camera. This camera has a problem with the screen. When I turn the camera on, the screen shows black and when I take the picture, it is still black. What should I do? Cheers
... Canon Digital Cameras
Black Screen My camera has a black screen when I turn it on and when I take a picture it shows up black. Can this be fixed or do I need a new camera?
This appears to be a CCD or main board failure.\015\012Nothing you can do.\015\012Check out the Vivitar web site support for the next move\015\012My - guess?\015\012New Camera ... Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera
The screen on My Canon Power Shot SX 120 IS camera will not show any images when I turn it on. It simply shows black, if I take a picture, the picture will record on the memory card but it is also just a black picture. Any ideas
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 SX100 IS Digital Camera
Hi i have a Canon Powershot A610. I have a loose wire, I think in the screen or the body of the camera, not sure what the problem is. Everytime I take a picture you cant see what you are taking a picture of because the screen is all black. So, when you go and look at what you have taken under the play button it shows a blank/black screen. I don't know what to do, please help me!
... Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera
Camera does not take pictures hi, my olympus 350 won't show any pics on screen. will show intrinsic instrustions... battery empty, card full but won't show whatecer l'm pointing it at. it seems to make a noise when press to take photo but screen constantly black.
The problem you are describing is a problem with one of the chips in the camera that controls image processing. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service.\015\0 ... Olympus SP-350 Digital Camera