Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera ?

Canon SD1000 display is black while the camera in shot mode

\015 I have a cannon sd1000 , bought 1 month back. suddenly its stopped capturing pictures. i.e while in shot mode the display is black and not showing and capturing the image.but able to access al the menus. while in preview mode able to view the images already taken.\015

Answers :

After some inspecting of the camera it seen the issue lies with the lens, not the camera itself so don't go banging the camera up or you might damage some other part and the camera will be broken for real. Inside the lens is a closer which block the internal system from capturing image. The closer look just like the one you see before turning on your camera but it's smaller and it's inside the lens way in the far back. Look carefully and you'll see it - you will see the closer if your screen is black while in capture mode otherwise you will see a nice round glass (the internal lens for capturing image/video).

Think of if like this, imagine an eyeball with its eyelid close. That's what happened when the screen is black while in capturing mode.

HOW TO FIX IT: In order to fix the black screen while in capture mode and cost as little damage to your camera as possible, simply turn on the camera in either picture or video mode and look inside your lens, there should be a closer in the far back end. Gently hit the lens a few times until you don't see the closer no more and only a round glass and your camera should begins capturing image and video again.

Good luck to you all. And remember don't use anger to force your camera to works or you will regret it.

If you need further help, contact me via email y a j y e e (at) h o t m a i l (dot) com

Yee Yang
Canon PowerShot SD1000
I just tried the whack solution, it really worked!!!
\015\012I smacked the side of the camera to my palm twice while being skeptical, but the display screen light up when I turn on the camera. Wow... what do you know... I just hope I didn't damage anything else...
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