Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera ?

I have the Canon Power Shot SD 750. My screen is black. I can't view anything, not even pictures. Prior to this I uploaded my 4GB SD card to my computer and formated the disk. I did this many of time before and no black screen when turned on. What could be the problem and is there any way to fix it?


Answers :

There are several reasons why the screen could be black , non of which unfortunately are user serviceable parts.

If you can see the menu icons / display when pressing the menu button , the problem is probably the CMOS/CCD sensor that has gone. This costs about $120 to repair. You would also not be able to see anything in the video mode.

If the screen is black for everything , including when no card is inserted , it is probably the lcd screen's data cable which has slipped out inside the camera. This will cost about $80 to repair. This is assuming that the camera still extends it's lens and powers up.

If the camera doesn't start up at all , there are a multitude of possible problems which is to long to list. This includes lens errors , dead batteries and circuit problems.

The fact that this after a format could also mean that the camera has stored some necessary firmware information on the sd card that has been deleted , although this is not likely in any event as camera firmware is stored on a flash chip in the camera itself and not on the SD card.

If supported , check and see if the web cam mode works correctly.
Have you done a firmware update recently?
Check to see if the screen's back lighting comes on.
Does the lens extend when switching on the camera?

Get back to me on this answers for me to be able to help you further but other than that , I would say that the firmware has been corrupted , which will cost about $50-$80 to repair depending on the service center.

If the camera is still under warranty , I would return it to the purchase point and if not , I would get a quote to see if it's worth repairing.

Kind Regards
Stephan
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