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I have a 4-5 year-old Canon Sureshot 3.2 MP (PC1037?)digital camera that has been extremely reliable. I use it for fishing trips primarily now. The viewing screen is now black and I am unable to take new pictures, other than black pictures. The menu still works and the playback of prior pictures still works. Question is whether to toss the camera or do you have a quick and inexpensive fix for this second or third camera in my collection. Thanks.

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  • jnklewis Sep 11, 2008

    There is no reset button in the manual or on the camera, that I can find. The camera is a PowerShot S230 Digital Elph. I am trying the battery solution right now. Let me know if you have any other thought in the meantime.



    Thanks.

  • jnklewis Sep 11, 2008

    Unfortunately, I can't use the last solution of a faulty lense, other than toss the camera.

  • jnklewis Sep 11, 2008

    The viewfinder is fine. I have not dropped the camera.

  • jnklewis Sep 11, 2008

    Doesn't look like anyone has a solution for this problem and, therefore, I will give the camera up to my grandson to take apart and learn what's inside. Now, how do I get my money back from FixYa; or is this wishful thinking?

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I think seriously toss it i had a look at your model and some one who had it repaired and it was 180.00 just get a new one

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Hi sir i think your canon cameras light sensor is not woorking clearly you should adjust it or repair it thank u.................rate it

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Your screen LCD is go out. Unless you have disabled it in the menu screen
but it sounds like you have had it for a while and no the camera pretty well by now
so the lcd screen is the the case... If you left the camera in the sun this could
cause the screen to go blk Temporary...

I would recommend that you go to the cannon website and look for the camera. I
can give you the link

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    Jayson Brollini Sep 11, 2008

    The Lcd Screen (View Finder) is burnt out> The main cause it the the Brightness Level is set too High
    also the Exposure from the sun UV rays can heat up the Liquid Crystals causing them to shrink and expand This is normal for The LCD to be warm but if this was left in the heat or just used mainly outdoors.. Thus this would be good time to call a Camera repair shop and see if they can give you an estimate to replace the LCD..... If the cost out ways the Price of a new camera toss it or see if the camera shop will credit you for a new one. I am a Fly Fisherman and my Digital camera (Fuji) has been my best friend so just see what the Repair shop will do.

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I think repair would be more costly than renewal with digital cameras being as cheap as they are these days and at that age would the parts still be available.

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What about the view finder is it working fine. Did you dorp the camera?

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The lense seems to have a problem

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Its possible the unit thinks that the lens is still on. Try to reset the unit. Also try to remove the battery for about 10 mins then put it back on. If that does not fix it I suggest toss the unit already.

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    Thomas Lim Sep 11, 2008

    Actually the removing of the battery is also the reset for some canon cameras. Other than that I cannot think of any other possible solutions short of opening up the camera

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    Thomas Lim Sep 11, 2008

    Did removing the battery work?

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