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Was the camera dropped or hit hard? I had to replace the display screen on my Canon Power Shot A95 because I had dropped it. I purchased a new LCD screen from a company on eBay. It was relatively inexpensive but you do need some experience with small screws and connectors to do it your self. One last thought, try new batteries. I am sure you have but I forget the obvious sometimes.
This sounds like one of two problems - Either an LCD screen problem or a bad CCD sensor. A LCD screen problem would indicate one of two of the following - it was cracked, or the cable inside is either damaged or moved out of the plug and need to be reseated.
A bad CCD sensor would show a pink screen on cameras, but would also show menus on the screen as well, do you see those? The CCD basically captures the image the lens is seeing and translates it to an image the camera can save. Generally the CCD can not be replaced separately from the lens and will require an entire lens assembly for repair.
If camera shows Menu item or any on-screen display in LCD but no live view to take picture then it can be either aperture problem or defective ccd imager. And if you do not see any display icon in LCD then of course LCD section is bad or LCD back light is Off for some reason. Try to see faint image in LCD if it is totally blank by pointing good amount of light with flash light or some thing.
My i85 camera's lcd no longer displays what you are looking at. Just a black screen. All the menu items are there and working. The battery is charged. The power button is working as well as the lens open, but no image is available just a black screen. When I I try to take pic is showed very low light but doen't show image of pic taken when I check. Please advise. This a brand new camera and was taken excellent pic as of this friday. Groove_us@yahoo.com Mr.Tracy Johnson
I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).
The viewfinder was active in "record" mode and the LCD was "active" because you could see a little back light but no image. The "playback" mode would let me review pictures in the LCD though so I know it is capable of showing information.
If you push the display key/button a couple of times you can see the picture move from the viewfinder to the LCD and have just a picture and or a picture and information.
So try setting the camera to "record" mode (lens comes out) and then push the "display button" which is on the back of the camera just to the right of the LCD on the lower right side several times and see if the LCD starts to work.
It could be that somehow the display button was pushed by mistake.
It could be a loose LCD connection carefully take off the back and lift the LCD very carfully you will see the ribbon cable lift the tab take out the LCD and reinsert it and push the tab back down. If this does not fix it you might have a damaged main board its one or the other.