Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera ?

My camera when camera is on the screen is black and there is nothing covering the lense


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Same, problem and whacking it actually works! Dunno how long it will stay "fixed" though, but I guess I'll just give it a whack again when it goes black again. Saves 100+ dollars! You have to hit it quite hard (with your hand). If you are looking at the LCD hit the bottom left on the side. Seems to do the trick!
I had the same thing happen and by searching around for a solution\015\012today I came across is easy fix - give the camera a little "whack". It\015\012worked like a charm for me and several other people with the same\015\012issue. The issue was on this site but I can't find the exact one to\015\012link it. I hope it works for the rest of you - other people have paid\015\012the $100 to get it fixed, try this first!
\015\012If that doesn't work contact canon and see if they will honor your\015\012problem according to this advisory\015\012:http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=10468&keycode=2112&id=48264
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My camera when camera is on the screen is black and there is nothing covering the lense


Same, problem and whacking it actually works! Dunno how long it will stay "fixed" though, but I guess I'll just give it a whack again when it goes black again. Saves 100+ dollars! You have to hit it quite hard (with your hand). If you are looking at ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Camera turns on, lens goes out, but it is black, see nothing through it or on lcd screen (yes, cover is off). There is no error messages, still takes pictures but just black. Can view previous pictures on SD card but when move over to camera mode it is just black, everything else seems to be working.


It coud be a very common IRIS/Shutter stuck problem...this has been reported on lot of S3 IS & S2 IS cameras... just search for this on web and you'll find a temporary solution also (related to taking battery out in the middle of taking picture d ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Sony dsc-f707 Please Help. I turned my camera on and everything worked except the screen is black. I thought I had left the lens cover on but it wasn"t. I can look at my saved pics on my memory stick but cannot see anything throght the lens or the screen. There isn't any error code on the screen either. I reset everythin a couple of times but still nothing. Thanks


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Lenses problem my cameras lenses was black out and nothing can see on the screen.


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Hi there, I've never had any problems with my camera before, but about a few months ago it got dropped and it hasn't worked since then. The lense doesn't go back in and when you turn the camera on and off the screen is just covered in yellow and black lines. I tried plugging it into my laptop but that didn't do anything. So is there anyway i cant rebot or? Thanks x


You can't reboot it .you should have a receipt of some kind with a time warranty ro take back. You may have to get a new one! ... Casio EXILIM Digital Camera

I have a sony cyber-shot, a black one and i dropped it while it was recording and the lense stayed out, and it stayed a little slanted. Then the screen says to turn off the camera and turn on again, so then i did but nothing changes. Is this repairable ? Thanks, Brenda


Hello BrendaThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.U ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190 Digital Camera

SONY i dropped my sony cyber-shot camera and the lense got pused in. everytime i turn it on all it is is a black screen that says "access". it makes werid noises and then after 10 minutes it says "turn the power off then on again" and i keep doing that but nothing happens.


The lens element is damaged internally and needs to be replaced as an entire unit. The camera runs through a "self check" each time it is powered up and it is detecting an error in the lens. Ship this unit to Sony in Laredo, TX. The warranty may not ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S90 Digital Camera

My camera's screen suddenly went black after taking a photo. I thought the battery's low when that happened but the lense won't shut or come back. the On/off was just blicking. I tried turning it on again but, nothing happened. Help please.


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Black screen The screen is black when I turn the camera on, both on the flip out screen and if I use the view port...and yes, the lense cap is on. I have a Canon Power shot S21S and my view finder is black, but I can see the pictures I have already taken just fine when I switch the camera over to playback.


Sounds like you have a bad CCD. You can try contacting Canon to check out your options on how to get this repaired. Unfortunately the S2IS is not on their CCD recall list of cameras. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I dropped my camera and since then I can take photos, the camera focuses, my display is fine when viewing previously shot images and the normal display information but when the shutter is pressed all o see is black. I don't know if the images are being taken or if they aren't. I tried taking of the lense and pressing the shutter and a black box with a **** of light shows. With the lense on nothing but black shows. Is this issue with the lense or body? Any feedback is appreciated.


When you take off the lens and fire off a shot, does the mirror go up and return or does it stay up? If not, is it possible that it is staying up when the lens is connected? When you fire a shot, can you hear it returning? ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

Canon S2is Hello evreone, I have bouth camera and after one year when i swich it on getting black screen but seems that camera is working(play mode is normal) same times when camera becomes "warm" after 20 black shuting it works normally, also when i'm opening chip cover and closing works normally but one or two shuts later black screen cold you help me sameone with this.. Tim


This is a common problem with the Canon camera. Please go to the following links and see what is going on. http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/category-question.html?qid=3894 and http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmMod ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

1. i get no responce whatever from the camera,even withmains power connected. 2. when i open the tape compartment, nothing happens. 3. when i switch on play nothing happens (black screen) when i switch to take video mode nothing happens (black screen)


Dear sir,\015\0121.check with New battery. if not helps\015\012 \015\012According to u r camera symptoms it seems to be camera is entirely dead.\015\012It is better to take to the service provider of Yo ... Digital Cameras

Unuseable Camera Hello, this is a sudden emergency. A sibling borrowed my camera and it came back un-usable. She said the battery went out, but I think she just said that not to get in trouble. What is happening is this: Firstly, the camera is off and the lens remains un-retracted. When turned on the screen is black and nothing happens untill I press the tiny button below the speaker, the icon is a paper with a symbol close to( <~> ) that to the right, the screen illuminates to black with


I had the same prob. on my wife's birthday so I was tearing my hair out to get pics of cards, balloons etc. Then read a (laughable)suggestion that it can be fixed (E18). It was to tap the bottom of the camera hard with the batteries ejected. It work ... Canon PowerShot SD110 / IXUS IIs Digital Camera

Unuseable Camera Hello, this is a sudden emergency. A sibling borrowed my camera and it came back un-usable. She said the battery went out, but I think she just said that not to get in trouble. What is happening is this: Firstly, the camera is off and the lens remains un-retracted. When turned on the screen is black and nothing happens untill I press the tiny button below the speaker, the icon is a paper with a symbol close to( <~> ) that to the right, the screen illuminates to black with


The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

Black screen I get a black screen when the usb is plugged into the port, the camera light is still on but nothing is on the screen and nothing uploads to the cpu. I just installed a new 2-port usb 2.0 PCI Card because it wasn't responding before. The previous message i had was when clicked on brings up a window that says the unknown usb device is a hi-speed usb device and will function at reduced speed when plugged into a non-hi-speed port It tells me that there are no HI-SPEED USB host cont


To view the pictures on the computer, remove the card from the battery\015\012compartment and put it in a card reader connected to your computer. ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

Black screen when on camera or record mode, the screen is black. It'll take a picture and/or record but all in black. I thought the camera needed charging but that didn't change anything. I tried to view/change all the settings but still nothing. Any solution? Could it be defective? Please advise on how to fix or if it's even possible at this point. Thanks!


Hi,\015\012Your DSC-T1 has problem with CCD Imager and Sony will repair it free of cost. Please click ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Black screen When I turn on the camera the shutter ,lens cover is open but lcd screen is black. All the camera info still appears on the screen. But photos cannot be taken or viewed.


I'm smiling. It only took one thigh slap and now the camera works again. For how long is the question. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. ... Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera

Black display When I turn my camera on the display is black, the other parts of the camera are working, the camera will snap as if it took a picture but I can see nothing. If I hold it to the light and look through the lens I can see variations in the screen but nothing that I can make out. It has not been dropped to my knowledge.


Email received from Canon Canada. If you are in the USA....contact Canon in USA...\015\012\015\012Thank you for your E-mail inquiry regarding your PowerShot A75 camera.\015\012It has recently come to our attention that the ve ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

My camera was dropped. The LCD screen is black with two small crack lines on screen. There are some light vertical lines but no image at all (in camera or playback mode). Zoom moves. I can hear camera take multiple pictures in burst mode.I think it is still working. But the screen shows nothing and there is noview finder on this camera.


The screen is fully damaged. You will have to get it replaced. Prior to that click a few snaps and transfer them to yous PC and check whether all the images are sharp and do not show any problem. Cause the service centre might try to get more money f ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera

Samsung e2232 mobile camera not working... when i start camera see black screen....nothing to display without black screen....


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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

When taking photos in direct sun photo is all black. i have Nikon Collpix 4600 My camera turns on perfectly fine. Everything works great, except for the fact that the screen shows nothing. It is a black screen. It won't capture the picture, its just a black screen. It will flash and everything, but there is no image.


Contact NIKON BAD CCD PROBLEM !Get ir repaired free of charge just call them thousands face the same problem and all brands are repairing it free go call themsee the link for widespread Bad CCD problem dont worry if u are not ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

When turned on lense would only retract partially and then turn off. took it apart. I have it to where the camera will now go on, am able to take a photo (all normal) except I cannot get the lense to "attach" to the camera properly. Cylindrical lense. three screws protruding from it. not sure if the lense mounts on a black ring on the front or under the ring. The "in out" mechanism works but it will not grab the lense (cover?) to move out then retract. Seems to need to attach under the ring but


Good day,This is a common problem and sometimes can be fixed.Please see details on my tip on how to fix this error here:http://www.fixya.com ... HP Photosmart M415 Digital Camera

When i turn on my samsung sh100 camera i get a weird menu screen. nothing works. it has power and the battery is charged, but on the touch screen it shows a small box with menu in it. aslo small boxes with ok, plus sign, up down left and right arrow and the samsung logo on the bottom of the screen. the screen is black and the boxes and words are in white, I rarely use the camera and don't have a clue with whats wrong with it


Your camera is telling you it is time for service. ... Samsung Digital Cameras

Blank screen all the icons are present on the screen, but the rest is black and blank. tried taking shots but nothing appears on the screen. what is the problem. got this camera may 2008. i was taking pictures, and trying to do some color accent and all of a sudden, screen turned black even in auto mode and video cam mode.


Try this...if you can still get into the setup menu, scroll to "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions. If not, remove the memory card and battery...press all the buttons...leave the camera alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the ba ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
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