Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera ?

First a black screen, then a lens error

\015 I was using the camera, then shut it off. when i went to turn it back on about 20 minutes later, then screen stayed black while in photo-taking mode. it worked just fine in video and preview mode. i tried pressing the display button, but it didn't work. also tried resetting all of the camera controls, again didn't work. then i tried wacking it (gently) a few times, as others suggested, and now it says "lens error, restart camera" and won't work in any mode!!! HELP!\015

Answers :

For the lens error:

For the black pictures (after you've corrected the lens error):

\015\012Note, if you're going to try fix 5a on the above blog page, do it with the camera turned off to lessen the chance of damaging the lens.
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