Having problems with your Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera ?

Black Smudges on Photos

\015 What could be causing these? I've examined and cleaned the lens and don't see anything externally that would be causing this. It's more exaggerated when zoomed (airplane) but is now showing up in wide-angle as well.\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015

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Nice examples of foreign material (dust/hair/etc) on ccd sensor. Camera needs professional cleaning to properly remove this. Shop here charges $45 for digital slr, but point-n-shoot might cost a little more because camera has to be disassembled to get to ccd.
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Black Smudges on Photos


Nice examples of foreign material (dust/hair/etc) on ccd sensor. Camera needs professional cleaning to properly remove this. Shop here charges $45 for digital slr, but point-n-shoot might cost a little more because camera has to be disassembled to ge ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

Sanyo vpc e890 when I go to take a photo the viewer is all black and when I take the photo it's also coming up black.. I can still view my GOOD photo's that actually took the picure but recently every new photo is all black as if I had a lens cap on ( which I don't ) All older photos in memory / sd card are still viewable in the camera HELP


I have a simular problem with my Sanyo. I know this sounds weird, but I have noticed if you shake the camera a little, the photo viewer comes back and pics can be taken. Also.. there is a spot that says 3x Digital zoom on the top of the camera, I als ... Sanyo Xacti VPC-T700 Digital Camera

Blank photos Hi I've had a refurbished rebel XT for a little over a year now. It worked great until last september or so when all of the sudden for the first 50ish pictures i take it records completely black photos. If I take enough the complete blackness becomes a few black lines and finally it takes normal photos, but only until I turn it off and then I have to start the whole process over again. I made sure my software was up to date and I tried two different memory cards. Any advice?


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Black Photos I have a Nikon D40 that suddenly has started taking black photos, when viewing the image on playback they are black. The shutter is working and the camera THINKS its taken a photo, but nothing has been recorded.


Are you using the camera in manual mode (M)? try putting the camera in AUTO mode (the green icon) ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

Hi.my daughter's Panasonic DMC-FZ7 has gone dark through the view-finder, and all the photos and videos that she tries to shoot are likewise totally black. While photographing yesterday, she paused to gently clean the lens. All photos since then have been black. The camera records taking a photo but shows a black screen on play-back.Changing to a fresh battery makes no difference, neither does using a flash. Can you give any guidance about what is likely to be the problem, and what we should do


Hi,There are two possible reasons for that problem, either aperture got stuck OR ccd imager chip is bad.You can check aperture function easily, turn On camera while looking closely in lens, please observe aperture should open like an Eye, ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

I just bought this camera less than two weeks ago, and I spent a month looking at it in the store! I was taking photos of a girl at our church last night, Jan 27, she was coming out a her first time singing. I was being paid to take photos of her performance. I was switching back and forth between viewing the photos, and taking photos with different options on this new to me camera. The view finder, and flip screen went BLACK. I can no longer take photos, they all com eout black now. I was able


It's faulty. Return it. ... Digital Cameras

Black photos When I turn on my camera (Nikon Coolpix S5, I believe), I can access old photos and see the symbols that are usually on the screen when it used to take photos. However, if I take a photo with it, it is just black. The camera flashes and acts like it has taken a photo. There is no lens cap, so that is not the problem. Is the camera simply broken?


This is unfortunately one ccd fault...you must change the ccd of the camera. it s possible to find the entire lens block in international seller for many types of camera...search if you can find your lens to a good price and prove to change it alone ... Digital Cameras

Camera monitor When we power up our camera the monitor is black and if we take a photo with the black monitor and view the photo it is also black? Any help would be appreciated camera monitor stays black all the time. new battery


I am experiencing this problem and looked at the Sony troubleshooting website and they said they will pay all shipping and costs to fix this problem, they are aware of it. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

My Minolta x31 camera has a fault. Cannot record a photo (black screen) can playback photos stored on SD card. Flash & monitor work as per normal.When in photo mode monitor is nearly black all over.Flash fires & appears to record photo. Nothing recorded.Please help


Sounds like the image sensor may be gone. You should check with Minolta for service or the vendor where purchased. ... Digital Cameras

My kids accidentally dropped my Panazonic Lumix TZ-10 on the floor (not from a great height). The lens at that moment could only half close, but after turning power on and off a few times, now it opens and closes as normal. I can still view photos HOWEVER I cannot take new photos, the screen is black and the photos turn out black. I looked into the lens as it took the photo and there is no movement in there. The camera is still under warranty.


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I turn on the power. The lens opens but display screen remains black. If I take a photo the photo is black. However, if I look at photos taken before I had this problem I can see the photos perfectly.


I have same problem and looking for solution as well! ... Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS / Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera

My LCD goes partially black when I turn the camera on and shows a diagonal display of the photo from the upper left hand to lower right hand corners. The amount not black is not sufficient to take photos. I can make the LCD give a full display if I "jiggle" the photo settings devise from view to photo. I have tried this about thirty times and it always restores the LCD. I asked Canon Service Tech Support if the problem merited repair. Of course they said yes, but the flat rate they charge


Hi , i think you need a lens alignement;;\015\012and focus adjustemt\015\012hope that will help...\015\012goo lucks;;but if iw\015\012as in your place\015\012i will try to find another one the price get very low for this ... Canon PowerShot SD800 IS / IXUS 850 IS Digital Camera

When taking photos with the camera set at the shutter priority, all the photos come out black. I have a lens with a f/2.8, but the on the screen on top the camera, the f reading is showing LO. I have taking photos for the last three weeks off our high school football games with the camera set up in shutter priority, iso at 1250 and my f/2.8. now for some reason the f reading is showing LO and all photos are black.


You mention everything except the shutter speed. When the aperture shows "Lo" it's saying that there isn't enough light at your selected shutters peed to produce a good exposure. That's why you have dark photos. You may need to bump the ISO up hi ... Nikon D300 Body Only Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot A480 won't take photo. Pressing on button camera on then pressing silver button to take photo when pressed down screen turns black no picture taken. Batteries new. This is the story; camera was working fine then showed low battery bought new batteries took couple of photo's showed low battery again. Replaced battery same thing again but now when pressing button to take photo screen goes black. Camera bought 30/9/2009. Any idea's????


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

Black screen I seem to have done something which is preventing my camera from taking photos and here it is, Christmas Day! when I turn it on I get a black screen, I have been able to display a slideshow of the photos I have taken recently but cannot get a screen at all to show what I am aiming at and/or the past photos...help


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

View finder black, will not take photo, but can view photos already taken have changed all the batteries and deleted some photos but screen stays black


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Camera monitor When we power up our camera the monitor is black and if we take a photo with the black monitor and view the photo it is also black? Any help would be appreciated


Try putting the dial to P. ... Olympus C-7000 Zoom Digital Camera

We have a Canon SD1100 IS. We wanted to take a photo, but the screen is black. We took a photo anyway and tried to view it and it does not come on the screen, and the screen is still black. We tried the DISP button and that does not work in this case. Everything else seems to be ok. We can see the other photos we have taken. Do you have any idea what is wrong with the camera or where we can take it to have it looked at or fixed? Brian Anderson


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Powers up, reviews photos, however, will not take photo, screen is black and if a photo is taken, in review, it is also black


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Black Screen I get a black screen. When I go to take a photo I get the LOW LIGHT message, the camera flashes and takes a picture of a black screen. I can view previous photos no problem.


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When taking photos in direct sun photo is all black. i have Nikon Collpix 4600 My camera turns on perfectly fine. Everything works great, except for the fact that the screen shows nothing. It is a black screen. It won't capture the picture, its just a black screen. It will flash and everything, but there is no image.


Contact NIKON BAD CCD PROBLEM !Get ir repaired free of charge just call them thousands face the same problem and all brands are repairing it free go call themsee the link for widespread Bad CCD problem dont worry if u are not ... Nikon Coolpix S210 Digital Camera

IT IS A FUJI FINEPIX S5600 (not on the list)Its black on the screen when I look to take a photo. Took a photo even though its balck an dput it onto laptop and its still black. Can this be fixed or is


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My canon powershot S2 1S is showing me a black screen and taking black photos, the camera turns on and shows me it's tool bars but is black otherwise. Any idea how to fix it?


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Black LCD screen. Nothing in LCD screen. No photo on card. When connected to computer, black images appear, no photo. Problem?


I took a hammer to the shutter - now it opens! Actually, I tried the suggestion and it did not correct the problem. I guess I will have to get a new camera. Very disappointed as this camera is only four years old and well cared for. ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera
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