Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?

We have two. They both just got blank viewfinder & no picture at same time


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The symptoms you're describing are very unusual for an SD500, but not at all for an S500. Please confirm your camera. If an S500, Canon will fix for free.\015\012
\015\012\015\012 This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.\015\012
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\015\012 But if your camera is indeed an SD500, 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). \015\012
\015\012 To 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.\015\012
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