Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon powershot sd1000 startup screen black no matter what and all pictures tAken black


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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). \012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help. Also note that if you read the "reader's comments" section of the link, you may notice that Fix #5a seems to work best for the SD1000. Just be careful doing that particular fix.\012
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Canon powershot sd1000 startup screen black no matter what and all pictures tAken black


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very ... Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera

My Canon PowerShot SD1000 shoots completely black pictures. The lens is open and there is no damage to the lens or the screen. The battery is fully charged and I've even tried a different memory card. It reads pictures previously taken, but takes only completely black images.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very b ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Canon SD1000, screen blacked out and takes black pictures


Try taking the batteries and memory card out let it set and put everything back in it ang cut it on ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Canon SD 550-- sensor problem? Bought 3/2006 and have had no problems. Suddenly, LED screen went black--shows nothing and cannot take a picture altho will flash and record black picture. Shooting options do appear on screen when in picture-taking mode. Can see pictures that were taken previously, however, while showing them on TV screen, camera shuts off. Is this an expensive repair. Thanks.


The shutter of the camera is not opening that is why every picture taken is recorded black. It is a mechanical problem and probably has nothing to do with the sensor. Not very expensive ... Canon Digital Cameras

Camera problems I can see the different setting symbols on the screen and when I turn it off and on I can see the canon pic it shows upon coming on. However, when I take a pictures I can no longer see the picture I am taken on the screen and although it appears to have taken the picture the picture turned out black. This starting taking place after my husband changed my settings I cannot figure out what to do to change it back. Please help.


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I OWN A CANON POWERSHOT SD1000. THE DISPLAY SCREEN IS BLACK WHEN I TRY TO TAKE A PICTURE. HOWEVER PLAYBACK IS CLEARLY VISIBLE. IT IS ONLY WHEN I ENDEAVOUR TO TAKE A NEW PICTURE THAT THE SCREEN IS TOTALLY BLACK.


If you take a picture using the optical viewfinder, does the camera actually record the picture? If so, you may have the LCD turned off in the camera mode (there are three options: standard, detailed, and off). With the camera in the shooting mode, p ... Canon Digital Cameras

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.


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Canon SD 1100 IS Display screen is black except for icons. the issue is not the display black to save power. All pictures now taken are black as if the shutter is closed. I can still view previously taken photos before the screen/shutter issue happened.


The CCD is dead or the lens shutter doesn't open. You have to contact your local Canon service center.Hope this helps!Tom ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

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Black screen Yesterday I grabbed my camara for a not to be missed shot and found that I too have the same problem now of the black image through the view finder and on the lcd screen. I have replaced the batteries, tried changing settings and nothing works. I too can see the icons and view previously taken pictures but can take no new ones. I feel that paying $350 for a disposable camara is a bit much! I purchased it just a little over a year ago. I saw on the Canon website that they are fixing


This happened to me then my camer just started working again after playing around with the modes ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

I have a Canon Powershot SD1000 and when I turn it on, the screen to take a picture says it's on auto, but it's black and you can't see anything through it. If I switch to video mode or picture review mode, the screen can be seen through. I think that I accidentally put it on the wrong setting, but I don't know how to fix it.


Turn the camera on and press the DISP button on the back of the camera. This button manually turns the screen on or off to save batteries. ... Digital Cameras

My canon powershot a95 display screen does not show an image when I am trying to take a picture. The image that is displayed is black with white lines and varies in the amount of black and white. No matter what setting I turn to, I can not get the image to appear. It had been working fine till a couple of days ago. It has not been dropped. I get the same result when trying to view a picture of a card. Is there any way to reset the camera?


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. ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

I have a Canon Powershot Digital camera just over 1 year and we turned it on the screen is all black now(started out 1/2 black-it flashes but no picture is taken- all settings are as they have been since we bought this camera from BestBuy. This is the 2nd Canon Powershot we bought in the past 3 1/2 years & it will be the last one. Can you tell me what I can try to get this fixed? Thank you. Karen from NC


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My Canon A95 camera screen when turned on is black. when a picture is taken it shows up as pink and black lines. The other pictures on the memory card show up just fine. It seems it just happened all at once> Is there any hope for my camera or should I just get a new one? Thanks, Janice from Illinois


Hi Janice!Unfortunately it sounds like you have a bad CCD image sensor. However, Canon issued a recall to address the issue on your model and a few others. It's hit or miss as to whether they are still honoring the recall but it is most ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

The battery went dead, we charged it back up now the screen is black and when you take picture it is all black, but i can look at previous pictures. Canon Power Shot SD1000


Your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: r ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Canon s21s I bought my camera in March 2006 and have not had a problem until 2 weeks ago. Both the viewfinder and LCD screen are black when trying to take a picture but the icons remain on the screen. The lens continues to pop out so obviously something in the lens shutter is not opening up. But previously taken photos are visible with the playback mode. Has canon offered any help yet?


Think that you mean the S2 IS? If so, Canon has not yet to offered an advisory repair of that particular problem (although many people think they should as this seems to be quite a common problem for the S2). There are however some simple things tha ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

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Its just a matter of batteries...some are not powerful enough to operate the camera ....Try to change them and buy some real good ones..like Duracell or Tatra...do not make any compromises when buy the batteries...get the best cause these kinda camer ... Canon Powershot A480 - Silver Digital Camera

Canon SD1000 shows black screen when trying to take a picture


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very b ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

My canon powershot sd 1300 digital elph has a black screen everytime I try and take pictures, even though i can scroll through the pictures i've taken. The camera is brand new. Is there anything i can do?


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\012\012\012\012\01 ... Digital Cameras

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


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 f ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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I am so sorry to hear about your troubles, it sounds like you had a voltage problem inside the camera. There is no easy fix that you can do as a consumer on this device, you will need to call Canon. There is a good chance it is still under warranty ... Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera

I have a Canon powershot SD1000 that no longer will show the picture on the viewing screen. The screen is completely black


Hi!\015\012\015\012It's possible that you may have accidentally pressed the DISP button to disable the LCD. Please try to press the DISP button after you switch on the camera. If the display does not show up on the first press, tr ... Canon Digital Cameras

Our digital Canon camera gets blue and black lines in the screen when we want to take pictures. We can see the pictures ok that we have already taken on the card. Our email address is [email protected] We would like to know where we can get the camera repaired.


Your best bet would be Canon's repair facility. Look in the manual (or search the web) for their address. ... Canon Digital Cameras
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