Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera ?

The Canon Sureshot SD1000 takes black pictures. No image when looking at the LCD and no image is taken when taking a picture.


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You probably have a blown CCD unit. If it has been exposed to intense heat, such as laying around in a car for long, this is prone to happen. If it's still under warranty, take it in for replacement, if not, check if there has been a factory recall for the product.
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