Question about Canon PowerShot A40 Digital Camera
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:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
It is impossible for the Shutter to be stuck, as the A40 does not have a Shutter. Sounds like you have a bad image sensor. I would contact Canon about this as they acknowledge a defective sensor in some of their models. However, depending on how old the camera is and depending on if it is one of their recognized defects, you may have to purchase a new one. Wait, what do you mean by shutter? do you mean the little covers on the front that open to exspose the lens? the little curtin like things? Tap on the front this can sometimes snap them open. If you can see the glass in the front and its still black, make sure your "display" button is not set to the off mode. Sometimes it can power on and the display will be off because it was turned off before the last time you used it. If its still black it could be a bad connection inside, wich controls the camera section inside the unit. If you bang or bump the camera ont he side will the screen flicker or show purple lines? sometimes show an image?
Posted on Mar 22, 2006
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