Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital Camera ?

Focus problems Hi, my camera is not focusing clearly. We just used it recently and can look at clear pictures on the display screen but now when we go to actually take a picture it's blury (on the display screen and if a picture is taken). I also notice that all these different setting menu's come up on the display screen when we are in take picture mode. I took it in today and they said the lens could have been bumped or that their is something wrong with the focusing inside. So they would hav


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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. Please check the following two links for more info:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
\015\012Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110
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Focus problems Hi, my camera is not focusing clearly. We just used it recently and can look at clear pictures on the display screen but now when we go to actually take a picture it's blury (on the display screen and if a picture is taken). I also notice that all these different setting menu's come up on the display screen when we are in take picture mode. I took it in today and they said the lens could have been bumped or that their is something wrong with the focusing inside. So they would hav


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. Please check the following two links for more info:\015\ ... Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital Camera

My Canon Powershot no longer displays the screen in picture-taking mode -- the pictures come out alright when focused through the lens but the screen remains blank. How can I fix this?


There is a service advisory for this particular problem from canon....\015\012\015\012Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory (Updated Oct.31, 2006) It has come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sens ... Canon Digital Cameras

The camera is brand new and when I put in the battery and turned the camera to Auto focus mode - I don't get a picture in the LCD screen but instead I get battery power information indicators that I am in full auto mode and the quality of the picture I plan to take - where is the display?


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Our camera when you turn it on has a blank screen and you cannot take pictures. You can review pictures and see the different menu modes, but the screen is otherwise black. We have had it repaired once for almost $200 by a Canon repair centre with the exact same problem about 18 months ago. They said it was a shutter issue?? It sounds like it could be a CCD issue? I have written Canon customer service over 2 months ago, suggesting a defect, to which I have received no reply.


See this link:http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=9824&keycode=2112&id=48264Your camera is one of those listed, and your symptoms indicate this is the problem. Canon should rep ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

My panasonic DMC ZS3 camera purchased on 12/14/09 has started showing vertical multicolored stripes on the viewing screen in all modes. The pictures captured by the camera do not display the same vertical stripes, which seems to indicate it is a problem that only affects the focusing screen. These stripes take up about 2/3 of the right side of the viewing screen. Do you know what might be affecting the problem? In addition the camera has never been dropped or mishandled in any way. The warr


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My Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2 camera has a blurred display within 25 seconds of being turned on when in any mode other than playback. When the display blurs, it quite quickly becomes unviewable, and if I try to take a photo, an error message saying WRITE ERROR PLEASE CHECK THE CARD shows on the screen. The card seems fine and pictures I took before today all look good, both on the display and in a computer. Is there any fix, or do I need a new camera?


This is a problem with the camera lens and yes this can still be fix but you need to have it check on a service center but that price will not be cheap so if I may suggest it will be better to get a new camera..... ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2 Digital Camera

Ok so i am turning on my camera (an Fe-340) and the lens go in two or three times then when the screen finally does come on it is blurry and way out of focus, also when i attempt to adjust the zoom the camera turns itself off, if i attempt to turn the camera off using the power button it goes off but the lens does not retract.All other functions on the camera are operating correctly to my knowledge i can even take a blurry out of focus picture, view it in display mode or even transfer it to my c


It may be something more serious, but the problem you describe is\015\012frequently due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera. \015\012Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean\015\012cloth (heavy corrosio ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

Blank LCD screen on shooting mode, but does show settings. Will not take pictures. Replaying mode works, shows pictures taken before screen went blank. New batteries. What is going on??? Is it fixable? I bought the Canon PowerShot A570 IS. I don't know if it is me or the camera but my LCD screen doesn't stay on. I can take a phote, the photo will then display on the LCD for 2 seconds BUT then the LCD goes blank, all i can see are the menu options. If I take a pic while LCD is blank my pic's


The Display button manually turns the LCD display on or off to save batteries. If you accidentally had turned the LCD off, It should only take one press of the button to turn it back on and leave it that way. As such, it's not you but the camera. ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera

When I turn on my camera to take a picture the display screen is completely black. If I try and take a picture nothing comes out. The whole picture is completely black. The camera is still functioning as if it is taking the picture. The flash continues to work, but unfortunately no picture comes out. But when I switch to the display mode to view my pictures, I can see the old pictures from my memory card. But I just can not take any new pictures. What should I do? What do you think the problem i


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Purple Pictures When in the camera mode my mvc-fd73 appears all purple, the pictures also turn out this way. I was outside taking pictures and noticed the screen color go nutz a couple of times. Came inside to take a few pictures and found the camera in this purple almost a solorized effect. The Screen looks fine in the play mode. I've tried a freshly charged battery and a fresh disk, but it made no difference.


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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


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Panasonic/lumix DMC TZ5: white screen picture-taking mode / OK in picture-taking mode. Sensor problem? Any solution?


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No image on LCD screen, only irregular lines of varied coloring. When picture is snapped, it is of these lines--no image. Help. Details: I turned the camera to shooting mode but it does not display the image of what I want to shoot, but just a series of horizontal lines. If I take the shot, it shows the lines which were displayed on the LCD screen. If switched to playback mode, previously shot images show up fine. I checked the batteries; they were fine. I replaced them anyway, to no avai


I have the same problem and after doing research, I found this website. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

My camera is suddenly having issues focusing. It won't take pictures in AV mode, I press the button to auto focus and take the picture and nothing happens. Occasionally the screen says "system busy". What is going on?


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The camera, in camera mode, periodically displays a muddled picture on the screen. If I take a picture the picture is muddled. I can view previous pictures taken when changed over to view mode.


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Canon A510 Powershot camera will not stay powered on when I turn it on in picture-review mode. It comes on for a second --> Canon screen flashes on -- and then shuts off. In picture-taking mode, it seems to be fine. It stays on. But if I switch to review mode, it turns off. I've changed the batteries. It was fine last time I used it, last week. I left it plugged into the PC for a few days, if that makes any difference.


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Display works when you look at pictures taken but not in picture taking mode. you can still take pictures looking through the view finder but the lcd screen in dark.


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I have a kodak easy share c160 and when i take a picture it displays on the screen really bright and it has vertical lines all the way down the whole picture, it just started doing it one day and i have no clue why, BUT if i set it to burst mode the pictures look fine, but you cant use the flash on burst mode...PLEASE HELP!!!


Remove the card and blow compressed air in the chamber in order to clean any dust that may have gotton onto the card's contacts.\015\012\015\012Also, try to reset the camera from the menu if it has this option.\015\012\015\012 ... Kodak EasyShare C160 Digital Camera

When you turn my camera on it has a black screen and you cannot take pictures. You can review pictures and see the different menu modes, but the screen is otherwise black. The camera is otherwise in good condition and is only three years old.


Gennylou, sorry I didn't see your post sooner.\015\012\015\012This 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 warra ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

When camera gets turned on, the lens goes in and out of focus a few times and then screen turns blue and displays "D : 5f08 5e02" and does not go back to shooting pictures again. But for just looking at the pictures on the memory card, it works if turned on in that mode. If turned on in photo-shooting modes, it cannot be switched back to view photos. (OLYMPUS M700)


It's a sensor issue. The error indicates there is a problem on the lens.It may be caused by sand, broken gears or any other foreign object in the lens mechanism.A simple fix is to turn ON camera while holding it with\015\012the len ... Digital Cameras
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