Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?
Black view finder
\015 I was formatting a card and it took recharging the battery numerous times, and still says busy 9 after four months. I thought it would fix itself but it never has. I can view photos already taken, and access the info menu but that is all. The access lamp flashes three times rapedily when any change in features are tried, or the on/off is used.\015
Try a new memory card,many have been destroyed by photo-lab processing machines!
\015\012also,sticks DO go bad!!
\015\012also,sticks DO go bad!!
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
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 :
When the camera is in take a picture mode, the view finder is black. When viewing pictures pictures previously taken, they are show on the view finder. Why is it black in this mode?
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 ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
My camera turns on, but will not focus. You can hear the lens trying to focus but all the view finder shows is black and white horizontal lines. You can view the pictures that are already on the card in the camera, but nothing else through the view finder.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera
Viewfinder is black. Camera seems to work find except that the viewfinder (both looking through the viewfinder or using the digital screen) is black. Which inturn if you take a picture it comes out black. You can view already taken pictures in the view finder.
Hi,This is symptom of ccd imager chip failure in your Canon S1 IS camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view in lcd and viewfinder to take fresh pictures.CCD imager chip is electronic part that converts an image into ele ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
Black screen The screen is black when I turn the camera on, both on the flip out screen and if I use the view port...and yes, the lense cap is on. I have a Canon Power shot S21S and my view finder is black, but I can see the pictures I have already taken just fine when I switch the camera over to playback.
Sounds like you have a bad CCD. You can try contacting Canon to check out your options on how to get this repaired. Unfortunately the S2IS is not on their CCD recall list of cameras. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
When I turn it on the screen stays black. When I try to take pictures they are black. The flash is working. I can sight through the view finder. I can view existing pictures on the LCD screen so I am sure that it is OK. It is as if the lens is covered.
Your dead right the lens is closed when the unit is turned on a small latch pulls away a black sheld that stops light (direct) from damaging the lens these latches fail some times and are real expensive to have fixed im sorry but i think ... Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera
I have an Olympus SP-550UZ digital camera. It was dropped onto the floor & now the LCD screen & the view finder are black. I took all the screws out of the back to repair it, but the back panel will not come off. I do not have any covered screws around the view finder. There is a screw under the flash which I can't get to. Any suggestions?
There's a covered screw in the center of the adjustment knob on the view finder. Probably that's the one holding the back. ... Digital Cameras
Black screen Yesterday I grabbed my camara for a not to be missed shot and found that I too have the same problem now of the black image through the view finder and on the lcd screen. I have replaced the batteries, tried changing settings and nothing works. I too can see the icons and view previously taken pictures but can take no new ones. I feel that paying $350 for a disposable camara is a bit much! I purchased it just a little over a year ago. I saw on the Canon website that they are fixing
This happened to me then my camer just started working again after playing around with the modes ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS 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
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 A310 Digital Camera
When wanting to take pics the view finder is black or dark grey. Cannot see subject or surroundings thru view finder. Have changed to new batteries and no difference. Thanks for you help. Jacque
If this is the only image that you get on display even in the view picture mode..it means that the display is faulty ..and need to be changed or at least to check the connection ribbon ...but if in any other mode it works it is a setting or firmware ... Samsung Digimax A400 Digital Camera
A small black dot is visible when we use view finder of the nikon d90, i am sure it not the lens marking. is it a production mistake or some thing stick with the view finder but nothing in out side. It is 2 days old camera. Can you help me to solve the dought?
Does the dot appear on the pictures? If so, this is a dust particle on the sensor. If not, then it is a particle on the focussing screen and really presents no problem. ... Digital Cameras
The view finder or screen are black. The lens moves out when the camera is powered on, I can hear the shutter click when pushed; the telephoto is moving; I have all the settings show on the screen when the camera is powered on but I cannot see anything through the view finder or on the screen and no image is captured when a pic is taken. I changed the batteries and it made no difference.
I know it may sound like the shutter is moving, but you're going to have to actually look down the lens barrel to confirm it's actually moving, and not just producing a sound effect from the camera. Also keep in mind Canon's SX IS series cameras are ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS 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
Canon S1 IS view finder / LCD monitor black out
This is a defective CCD that Canon is repairing free of charge. Go here for details: http://www.usa.canon.com:80/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=8044&keycode=2112&id=29819 ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
Canon Powershot A70: LCD screen went blank - I can still access all menu functions (timer, resolution etc), but the screen is completely black otherwise. If i take a picture using the manual view finder, all i get is a completely black photograph. Occasionally, i see a glitter or two on the screen which is black and white (kind of like an unsynced TV image), but then it disappears pretty quickly
I had a A70 that would still take pictures, but the screen did not show a picture. I did some research and found that this is somewhat a common problems with some of the Canon Powershots to include the A70 where the LCD screens expire. I believe th ... Digital Cameras
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
Image blacked out on LCD and can not see image in view finder
Oh well, i tried your tips but i wasn't able to fix mine. more instructions, pls. ... Canon PowerShot SD10 / IXUS I Digital Camera
The lcd and finder view are both black. The
The CCD fault is a known issue with Sony. My F717 was purchased in 2004, and developed exactly the same problem you described a year ago. Just before junking it recently (Dec 2009), I did a Google search and found that Sony will do free repairs. Thei ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera
Image blacked out on LCD and can not see image in view finder
This is a defective CCD known to Canon. They will repair it free of charge. Go here for details: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=8044&keycode=2112&id=29819 ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
Black view finder
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. ... Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera
No image Hi, My DSC-F717 has been sitting unused for 2 months, but in safe place. When I turn it on now, everything works perfectly except there is no image in either the view finder or the display screen, almost as if the lense cap was on! All of the settings are sown in on the display but other than that the screen is black. When I try to film something it's the same, I get sound but but just a black image. I live in the Caribbean and don't have access to a Sony repair place so hope you can he
Sony is fixing this through Sept. 2008!http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=161&mdl=DSCF717 ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera
Canon powershot sd400. power up, camera functions work, but in picture taking mode, my screen (view finder is black). also in videw mode. viewing previous pictures is ok. battery is fully charged.
There is usually a button for turning the screen on and off, or only on for previewing (browsing images). (and sometimes there is an option for having the screen on without the On-Screen Display)\015\012\015\012I don't know exactly which ... Canon Digital Cameras
Getting no signal through the lens to the camera. View finder and/or LCD are black display. Any pictures taken are black. ...and no, the lens cap isn't on. Anything I can do to troubleshoot or help this?
This is a known issue with this Camera. Refer this article to confirm this:http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera
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
I have a black screen. I can see photo stored on the card, but the view finder is black when I try to take a picture
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 b ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
No view through view finder or screen but it records just black
If this a digital SLR- the shutter mirror is locked up. This happens in regular film cameras too. You might be able to fix it by simply removing the lens and putting it back on. Otherwise just take it to the nearest camera store (one that only sel ... Digital Cameras