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You can't... view finder only
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When I turn my camera on I only see a dark blue and black image with white lines running through it--could I have damaged something or have I messed up my settings? I can look at previous pictures taken, they look fine, I just can't figure out why I can't see anything through the view finder or LCD monitor in order to take new pics. i have been reading through the manual, tried new batteries (regular AA)--any suggestions?


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

LCD Monitor Trying to turn on monitor to see picture I am taking....how to?


You can't... view finder only ... Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera

Lcd blurred I have a canon power shot a80 and when i turn it on and try to take a picture, on the LCD display i see a mixture of colour which is not even letting me see the image of the picture i would like to take. If i look through the lens and take the image, i am still able to view the picture I had taken if i set the camera on the view pictures. The mixture of colours on the LCD only shows when the camera is set on take the picture... and it doesn't even do it always. Thanks.


Canon will fix this camera if it is in the list of ccd defect. Contact canon.com for the Americas, or where you are. Call Service on the web page with the 800 number.http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&am ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

LCD Monitor my LCD monitor I can't see the person I am trying to take a picture of, I can see them after I take the picture.


You are plainly unaware of the potentials and hang ups of owning a SLR cameraA SLR camera such as this does not offer a monitor preview like most other cameras.This is because the viewfinder[via a mirror] uses the lens to view the scene. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

My K7 will turn on but the LCD screen and monitor won't turn on. The only thing that shows up on the LCD screen is the battery button. When I try to take a picture it makes a funny noise. I didn't drop my camera or anything and it worked perfectly yesterday. The only thing is that I did charge my battery overnight. It still turned on normally earlier in the day but then I didn't take any pictures (as my daughter wouldn't look) so I turned it off until a little bit ago when I turned it on and dis


... Pentax K7 Digital Camera

When i turn the camera to take a photo, no image appears in the LCD or the eyepiece. this just happened all the sudden. I am able to view pictures that I've already taken in the LCD and the LCD will also give me the menus, picture count, everything that you would expect to see except the image that you want to take a picture of. i tried to take a picture, but the screen was just black as well. any and all help will be appreciated! thanks, mark


Just this week-end, i experienced something similar with my s5000. the playback function works correctly, however when you switch to'shoot' mode, the lens does not extend & there is no image on the screen. could this be a damaged CCD as well, or poss ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

What should do ,my LCD are all black, ill try to take a pictures and there is a a pictures which is clear! only the problem is my LCD turn to black and i dont see people when i taking pictures?? pls helpp


You need to replace the lcd, has a look here. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

I have a Samsung SL202 camera, and don't know how to turn on the LCD screen so I can see what I am taking pictures of. Your answer was to find the button and turn it on. My husband has the camera on a job site trying to take pictures -- can you tell me where the button is?


Hi,Do you have the Manual that would have all the Instructions with Diagrams?You could look at the Manual :-http://www.scribd.com/doc/15077618/Samsung-Camera-SL202-User-ManualIf you wish, i could also O ... Samsung L200 Digital Camera

Our Canon Powershot A80 turns on, but no display appears on the LCD monitor when in shooting mode. Camera acts like it is taking a picture,flash occurs, but you then cannot display the image on the LCD monitor.(all black) When trying to download the image from the CF card, it is just a samll dot, no image is there. We have had camera for several years, no longer under warranty.


Seems your Canon A80 camera got known problem of bad ccd imager IC that needs to be replaced.Canon will replace ccd imager free of cost, click ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

Hi, i have a sony alpha DSLR- A200 that is working well but now i can't get the menu display to work - when i take a picture i can quickly see the play back on the lcd monitor but if i press play or menu nothing appears on the lcd monitor. Then menu usually will show me battery life, etc but I can't find any of that..I have tried recharging the battery, removing and re-inserting the battery and the memory card and no luck. I can take photos and download them I just can't review anything on the


... Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Camera

Dark Screen All I can see on the LCD display is just a very dark screen when turned on. It can display previously taken pictures just fine though. When I try to take a picture, it is just a black picture.


Your lens can not open the shutter, or CCD is dead. If you kept your camera in your pocket, most likely fine dust got in the lens and ultimetly between the shutter blades and now due to friction they can't open. But if you kept your camera clean, the ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

BROKEN LCD Today, I had my camera in my camera bag. Somehow, the screen got busted. I took out my camera to take a picture and the entire full screen view is cracked. The camera turned on and off just fine; it seems that only the screen was damaged. No images are shown when I attempt to look at the pictures I took and when I try to take a picture, I cannot see anything on the screen. Is the screen repairable or is it best to purchase a new digital camera?


It is repairable. there are service centers around that can change just the screen for you. ... Polaroid i737 Digital Camera

When I turn the camera on the LCD screen is black. After an hour or so I get lines across it then it clears up I can then see an image and take a picture. It will work for a day or so then starts all over. The batteries are new. I have tried all the settings and it's the same on all of them. I tried the Disp. button thinking it was off but that doesn't help either.


The lcd display seems to work, so the issue is on the mainboard of the camera, a repairer will likely replace or repair the mainboard.\015\012\015\012You can get a free repair estimate from \015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Dark screen When I turn on my camera the lcd screen appears dark, although I can still see pictures and things on the screen, they are barely visible. This happened randomly when I turned my camera on a few days ago. I have tried adjusting brightness but nothing changes the screen remains dark...what should I do? :(


Please check your user manual. There is an save mode. Leaving the save mode will solve the problem.\015\012\015\012If you need more help please advice. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

LCD monitor The LCD monitor is blank when turn camera on. I can view historical pictures but when switch mode to take picture, the LCD monitor is blank and if take picture, the picture is blank.


This sounds like 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\012\01 ... Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera

LCD Black I went to turn on my camera and everything turned on normally( shutter opened). When we lookied at the LCD screen it is black but the icons show up. We can change setting. If you take a picture the way it is now the picture turns out black. I cannot see any images in the LCD at all. All pictures taken now are black.


Swith off the Camera and gently tap the bottom(tripod hole side) to a hard surface, I was lucky and it worked for me for the same kind of problem. ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE E500 Digital Camera

The Monitor on my Nikon D80 does not show any image when I try to take a picture - The viewfinder is ok and the camera takes a picture ok and displays it for about 4 seconds on the monitor after taking it. I can view the Menu's and can View existing pictures ok via the monitor. Is there a way to switch the monitor off or on, tried the menus but cant see anything obvious.


You can switch it off so as not to show the picture after you take one.You cannot use the monitor to show images as you're taking them. The D80 does not have a Live View capability. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Black screen Turn on the camera, the start screen shows up, then it turns black when ready to get pictures taken. Tried going through all menus, can see all menus just fine, didnt mess with anything. Tried every setting, still, nothing. Also, can see all saved pictures, and the other lens was cleaned off.


Try cycling through the Display button until you're able to view photo to be taken. ... Sanyo VPC-S500 Digital Camera

Nikon E5700 digital camara. Camara turns on, everything looks good, shutter opens but only see black through the view finder, monitor and will only take black pictures. I reset camera to factory settings, the battery is charged--don't know what else to try. Everything worked fine last week.


There is a service advisory out for Nikon E5700.t has come to our attention that in a\015\012limited number of COOLPIX 3100, 3500, 4500, 5000, 5400, 5700 and SQ\015\012digital cameras, an electronic component may, in some instances, fail\ ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

The screen is blank and I cna't take a picture. . I put new batteries in the camera but still can't see anything. I have pressed LCD on/off button, turned camera on/off. What else should I try to do?


I had the same exact problem. All I had to do was turn my camera on, and while holding it, rap it on the side. Surprisingly, it works now and I just saved myself a couple hundred dollars! ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

I am unable to take pictures outdoors with my Casio Exlim EX-Z57 because the LCD Monitor Screen acts like a mirror and all I can see is my face instead of the target image that I need. I have tried hoods and other suggestions with no luck.


The lcd screen is most likely too dim, have a look into the settings and look for brightness or gamma setting and adjust it higher. Try going into a shadow and see if you see picture from the screen while looking at a lighted object. ... Casio Exilim EX-Z57 Digital Camera

My Camera won't take pictures, I just recently installed it and after i finished charging it, i turned it on and tried to take some pictures but nothing happened. After a few secs the Lcd wasn't displaying anyhting anymore. When recently turned on, the LCD reads 88 last and the image size icon along with the battery icon blink. The battery shows fully charged. After i turn it on i don't know if I have to wait a few minutes or what? But it won't snap the pictures.


Instal driver soft free ... Oregon Scientific DS6618 Digital Camera

Well when i take a picture, it takes it. but when i try and take another picture, it just beeps three time. and then i tried to turn it off, and it wont do that either. it just says "please wait for your camera to finish recording" but im not recording anything. and i waited for a bit to see what happened. and all it says not is "system error" in red. the only way to turn it off is to take the battery out. i tried to reset it. but nothing is working...


Sounds like you have a bad camera,try to take it back to the store you got it from and tell them what is going on,be careful thou as people are getting stupid nowadays. ... Digital Cameras

I can turn my sd1000 on, the flash works, everything works. The only thing is that I can't see what's going on through the lcd, but when I take a picture the picture does come up. The funny thing is that if I'm recording a video, I can see what's going on in the lcd. It's only not working during picture taking. Everything else works, it plays back and everything.


... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

LCD Display I haven't used my canon for a while - I've just turned it on and though the LCD display works to show pictures I've taken and the settings screen - I can't see anything in it when I take a picture (it's just black) when I press the Disp button it just switches from a black screen to the settings screen - please tell me what I can do so that I can see the image in the LCD before I take the picure. Thanks for your help


As far as I am aware, the 400D doesn't have a live preview mode.What you are describing is perfectly normal and is how 99% of digital SLR cameras behave.Are you sure it used to do this?Matt ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera
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