Having problems with your Sony Digital Cameras ?

My camera got wet and now the viewfinder and the pictures turn out black.


Answers :

Unfortunately the camera requires service.
If it just got wet slightly, you can use a canned air to blow dry the camera. If got totally wet, it will be most advised to take your camera to an authorized service center with or without warranty. There still maybe some wet parts left inside so using the camera further might result to further damage.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sony Digital Cameras

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My camera got wet and now the viewfinder and the pictures turn out black.


Unfortunately the camera requires service. ... Sony Digital Cameras

My camera got wet in my purse now the screen is black, the camera turns on & takes pictures but I can't can't seen anything on the screen. I don't know what to do!


Hi,\015\012\015\012Thanks for using Fixya.\015\012\015\012As the camera got wet so it is advised not to operate it further (switch it off) until you get it dried at a service station, as the water that got inside the camera would ha ... Digital Cameras

My 6 year old cannon powerShot70 won't take pictures, when power up the view in the LCd is black with hazy streaks, shutter clicks and "picture" shows up in view mode the same as LCD screen view. Camera turns on and I can view prev pictures but cannot shot new ones. iused camera outside for about 45 minutes at 2 degrees celius, got great pics but when i tried it one day later got black LCD. HELP!


This is hardware problem you need to bring your camera for service you can this link:http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/\015\012 ... Digital Cameras

Black Screen Hi up until yesterday camera worked fine, I had it in my handbag and it may have got knocked. Whenever I turn the camera on the LCD screen is now black and when I take a new picture that also just comes out black, although I can view old pictures. I called Olympus who to repair this camera will charge more than the cost of a new one. Love my camera and would like to have a quick fix for this problem if poss. Please help!!! Screen is black. It looks like I have the lens


Seems the contact to the sensor, or the sensor itself is gone. Not easy to DIY. I suggest to bring it to an independent service shop in the area and get a quote, ... Nikon Coolpix S4 Digital Camera

Black Screen Hi up until yesterday camera worked fine, I had it in my handbag and it may have got knocked. Whenever I turn the camera on the LCD screen is now black and when I take a new picture that also just comes out black, although I can view old pictures. I called Olympus who to repair this camera will charge more than the cost of a new one. Love my camera and would like to have a quick fix for this problem if poss. Please help!!!


I just started having this problem with my canon PowerShot A310 and checked their service website which says "Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunc ... Olympus MJU 300 Digital Camera

I took a picture with the camera, turned it off and set it down. about 20 minutes later I went to take another picture, when I turned it on, it powers up, lens opens, but monitor is black and if you look through viewfinder and take a picture, the image on review is also black. It still allows you to review past taken pictures, but won't show anything in the monitor.


HiThat sounds like the display is turned off for shot preview, see if you can get it turned back on by pressing a disp. button or similar, if that doesn't help then somewhere in the settings or setup of the camere there should be a reset ... Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera

Nikon D80. It worked fine until recently (maybe after I took pictures during whale-watching in a heavy rain and camera got wet). Now the view in the viewfinder is kind of greyish and blurry. Focus area brackets in the viewfinder are now always visible and white. And when I half-press the shutter button the whole viewfinder flashes in red color. Basically, the camera still works and takes pictures, but it is hard to see through the viewfinder and it behaves very strangely.


Seems like your problem on greyish/blurry viewfinder is caused by the camera getting water logged. Get your cam cleaned by Nikon.\015\012\015\012The flashing red light usually happens if you have this indicator set in the camera. This m ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Battery? My sister got my Sony Cybershot wet...not submerged or anything...just wet. At first I thought it was broken b/c it would not turn on but I plugged it into the wall charger and it turns on just fine and takes pictures and everything..but the second you disconnect the wall charger from the camera it turns off...no juice at all. I'm wondering if I should waste money on a battery or just buy a new camera. Any suggestions? Could it possibly just be the battery?


Hi,     You have to change the bettery but also check that the board from which bettery pass the supply it could also be short due to water.In this case it is not necessary that battery could be damaged. Thanks a ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

Hello, My Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190 got wet and when I try to turn it on, basically the lens does not open it sounds like the camera is clicking as if it is struggling to turn on. Then the message on the screen reads, "Turn Power off and on again".. Once the camera dried, I was able to view my pictures but I can not take any pictures or videos.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W190 Digital Camera

My sony dsc-w1 got very wet, caught in a rainstorm and did not have the case. I have left it dry out for 4 days and it turns on, lcd works, can read memory stick and display old pictures on the lcd. But when I try to take a picture the lcd displays a black a screen and the picture that it takes is just a black box, flash illlumintor everything else seems to work, except the ability to take a picture, lens moves in and out, but picture is always black, any idea, is the ccd shot


Maybe the shutter got wet and sticky. You can try look into the lens then press shutter button to take picture. If you don’t see the movement inside the hole, the shutter doesn’t open, it will take black picture. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

Hi. I have a Nikkon D3000, a Sigma 105mm lens, and a round flash ring. I have the settings as: ISO: 200, Shutter Speed: 1/200, F25 for close teeth photos and F8 for face shots. Now I am a dentist and first time user of this camera got the settings from a dental photography website. The proble is: When I take pictures with the flash ring on they turn up black, without the flash ring on and the camera flash on, the pictures turn out clear buy very dark. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.


How does the camera do when you try to shoot completely on "auto"? ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

Black screen i turn on my camera, the screen is black! but i can review all the pictures i'd taken before,Why?? before it happened, the picture i took just got whitish like film being exposed to bright light! what can i do to restore back my camera??Or is it time to get a new one????


First ensure that this is not a setting problem, by removing batteries to reset camera. try also using the Reset command in the camera menu , after removing batteries.if you can see old pictures, but new ones come out black, that means th ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

DSC-P200 This morning I tried to take some pictures with my P200 and the camera turns on normally, and the all of the settings that are normally visible on the viewfinder screen are there, but the screen is black. When I take a picture it's black. I have other photos from yesterday on the memory card which I can view. I have tried resetting the camera. Any ideas what the problem could be?


Sony refuses to acknowledge the ccd issue, or the 'dust bunnies' issue associated with this camera. They WILL NOT service your camera out of warranty. If you bought your camera with a credit card, call the credit card company to see if they have a wa ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

White screen My camera (olympus Fe-46) seems fine when I turn it on, but when I make a picture outside, the screen turns white instead of showing the picture. When trying to make a picture in my room, it showed the picture with horizontal black stripes on it. Has anybody got a suggestion/solution for this problem?


This is a problem with shutter not fast enough opening to take a picture indoor shows the horizontal lines. In sun light it is too slow and over expose the picture. Not worth the trouble to fix, buy another camera? ... Olympus Digital Cameras

A85 Dead During a normal session, switching from picture-taking mode to view mode, the lens would not retract and the picture in the view froze with the current image. I could not turn off the camera. After a while, the batteries got very hot, so I removed them. I took out the CF card. Later, I replaced the batteries and the put the card back in. The camera worked very briefly, but the LCD view would not work, displaying flashing lines on a black background. New batteries didn't help. The camera


I read something about the fuse going out...http://www.dcresource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-18151.html ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

The camera is 2 years old, when turning on the power it goes to the date set,you can change the year, then it slides over to the month, but seems froze up, then the camera resets itself, if you skip the date set up, it shows a view on the lcd, but can't take a picture, and the camera resets again. My son borrowed it and took pictures snorkeling, so it may have gotten wet, but the lcd screen is not distorted as it was a year ago when I got water in it.


... Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera

Hi I have a canon ixus125 and it shows black lines on the lcd while i take the picture. But not when I transfer or print the picture. The lines are hardly noticeable but i am afraid the screen will black out completely my camera got a bit wet. Will this become a long term problem? Please help.


You need to replace the lcd, has a look here. ... Canon IXUS Digital Cameras

My Fuji FinePix S5000 has given me years of excelent service. While on break I stored the camera for 2-3 months. When I pulled it out I noticed I had inadvertantly stored it in the "playback" mode. It was of course in 'power save off' mode but when I turned it back on, the viewfinder and LCD monitor are black and it takes black pictures like as though the lense cover was on. Everything else is normal, I am able to view previous pictures saved on the xD card and it shows promptings on the monitor


Have you tried removing the actual lens(?) to see if there's something inside the camera house that's not supposed to be there. I'd find it highly unlikely that the, thou who knows. The best thing to do, would be to drop it off at your local camera r ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

Okay so i've had this camera for quite a long time. i've dropped it before and nothing happens. but recently i dropped it in a parking lot from maybe a foot distance?.. well not far and i could turn the camer back on! i eventually got it to turn back on again but when i get to the picture taking mode the screen is just black and wont take pictures. any possible help please???


Go to the camera store, find a nice replacement, and use the included wrist or neck strap whenever handling your new jewel. Also get a nice dust proof bag, case, thing, to keep it from the elements in. ... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

When you turn the camera on the viewfinder remains black. When you take a picture, the picture is black.


CCD FAILURE !\015\012\015\012Just Call Kodak they will do it FREE OF CHARGE ! ask them about BAD CCD !\015\012\015\012it is a known manufac fault and all are doing it FREE !\015\012\015\012Pls rate me WELL ... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

Screen problems i also have an olympus camera. I just got it about a month ago and my screen is'nt working right. When i turn it on everything is working and shows everything it should but the image view. it iss black and i can take a picture but its jus a black picture when i take it. what should i do to fix this? i have tried taking the battery and memory card out messing with the settings and formats but nothing has worked. What should i do?


... Digital Cameras

Can't get a picture on the screen - just shows black. When we turn the camera on the LCD screen displays the function choices and menu options, but will not display any image. If we take a picture using the view finder and then check for the image, nothing is displayed. We just checked the memory card, and it doesn't even take a photo. All we got was black. Any suggestions?


Check the SD card, they have sliders on them which lets you "lock" the card so nothing can be put on or taken off of it. Make sure that is off. Then go through the menu on the camera and try to format the card again. If the card is bad it should give ... Canon Powershot A1000IS 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Canon sx200 is, lens error restart camera, after taking some pics I wanted to delete them, so after deleting one picture I've got black screen and the message "lens error restart camera" and the camera turn off by itself. And there is no way to operate the camera after restart because it's showing me the same message as above mentioned.


HelloThank you for using FixYa for your problemAlways check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair ... Canon Digital Cameras

The camera powers on fine, although it has a black screen with no image. What type problem is this and is it fixable or not. When I go to look at the pictures I took while the display screen was blacked out the screen remains with no image. I just turned on my camera the other day and I can still acces my menu, I can see the camera details in the corner and even view old pictures but when I turn it on eveything else is black! I can't take any new pictures because of the black screan. Is this fi


I have the same problem i need help fixing it? ... Nikon Coolpix S3 Digital Camera

Problem sometimes when you take a picture, everything just goes black... the lcd, the viewfinder. you can still see previous taken pictures. you have to turn the camera off and back on to get a picture.


CCD sensor on its way out: sometimes still outputs ok but sometimes it does not. This problem only gets worse and you should have another sensor put in. Find out if Minolta repairs this particular fault on this model free of charge because many manuf ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.4695 seconds