The LCD went black, all the icons are showed, but no pictures. Any taken pictures are also black! Already reset the camera in factory settings, didn't help... anyone???
The LCD went black, have tried lot's of sollutions found on the net, they didn't help me!
Icons and so on are displayed properly, but no picture... We have set the camera back to factory settings, this also didn't help.
Can anyone help us???
Re: The LCD went black, all the icons are showed, but no...
Unfortunately, I have the exact same problem and just got off the phone with Canon (1-800-828-4040 for tech support). According to their reps the S3IS is not on the list for replacement and I was quoted a min. fix price of $150.00.
Re: The LCD went black, all the icons are showed, but no...
To ivowitteman Bad news & Good News
The BAD news is that it sounds as if your CCD has gone wrong which is the part of the camera that captures the image. The CCD is made by Sony & there is alot of dodgey ones out there that Sony have said sorry about. (type "bad CCD" on a search engine & you should be able to get more info)
You say that the icons appear so the rear LCD must be working. If the playback of pictures from a card also works then it is almost certainly the CCD at fault.
The GOOD News is that your model is one of the ones that is listed as eligible for a free replacement of the CCD. You will need to contact Canon & they will advice of what to do. I have sent several cameras of different makes back to the agents for repair & all have been repaired for free. The fault you have first occurred a few years back now so there will probably be a point where the agents will say enough is enough & stop the free repairs. Hopefully you will be eligible for the free replacement. Hope this helps
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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 bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
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 bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
it would appear that the lcd screen has malfunctioned and would need repair.... you can try power cycle by taking batteries out and press and hold power button down for 10 secs, draining all power out of camera, then put the batteries back in and try again
Hello, I went and researched a few points in the manual and hope this helps to some extent. If this doesn't help, try resetting your camera by removing the batteries for 30 seconds, then reinstalling them and turning on the camera again.
Monitor is blank: • Camera is off. • Batteries are not correctly inserted or battery-chamber cover is not properly latched. • Batteries are exhausted. • EH-62B AC adapter (available separately) is not properly connected. • Camera is in sleep mode. Press shutter-release button halfway. • Monitor is off. • USB cable is connected. • AV/Video cable is connected
No picture is taken when shutter release button is pressed:
• Camera is in playback mode. • Batteries are exhausted. • Red (!) lamp flickers: flash is charging. • Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus. • Message "CARD IS NOT FORMATTED" appears in monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in your camera. • Message "OUT OF MEMORY" appears in monitor: insufficient memory to record picture at current Image mode setting.
Contact Damage support - there appears to be a problem with this model http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.konicaminolta.com%2F&ei=bzOwSMj2CYreQd-i-Gg&usg=AFQjCNEEQPR1zDRvdYe3DCF0EhXowwYetw&sig2=AAutefCXmdjtFGCFF7XjRg
you can see images clearly?
but no Menu items show is that what you mean?
This would indicate a firmware malfunction.
If you see nothing at all on the screen but only 'ghost' images then the back light has blown.
Try first of all with the camera on tapping gently at the base of the casing in the region of the screen- this is where the connectors to the main board are.
Contact The Minolta support team.
If you are getting nowhere - I suggest the next camera - repairs are not usually an economic option if at all.
I have the same problem since yesterday! When I switched on the camera it shows only black screen with all the settings on it. I can change the settings and I can take a picture,but it will be only a absolutely black picture! :(