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Lcd won't work when it is flipped and facing out in the back.

The lcd works fine when it is sticking out to the side but as soon as I flip it and click it into place to veiw it from the back it goes black.

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  • swig33 Oct 14, 2008

    Thank you for your fast reply. Is that the only thing that could be causing the problem?

  • swig33 Oct 15, 2008

    Thanks, any idea how much something like that would cost to fix?

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The flip out screen has a position sensor sensor. When you flip the screen towards the front, it tells the camera to flip the image vertically, so it would be normal. If it doesn't flip, the people in front will see the image upside down, which is due to the vertical rotation you made when flipped it out.

The other thing is that there is a small button in the corner of the bed where the screen lays into when not flipped out, and the screen itself is depressing this button. The function of this button is dual. It turns off the display, when it's facing inside, and flips the image horizontally when it faces towards you.

If the sensor goes wrong, it wont flip the image when you flip the screen towards the front, and the button will turn the display off, instead of flipping the image vertically, when the screen is facing you.
This sensor is placed in the hinge unit.

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The flex strip is cut and thats why you are facing that problem ... please use it the way it works till you can ,,,,, when it completely goes dead have it replaced by a repairman ....

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  • Parshiv Luthra Oct 15, 2008

    Yes .... Because the LCD is a moving Part it is powered and communicated with a help of a Flexible Strip ..... Due to Usage and sometimes Obstruction the Strip Cracks from Inside breaking the connection as in your case .....

  • anamouse Sep 13, 2014

    The two previous commenters are not familiar with your camera, if your's is like all the others with similar mileage, it's the wires inside the cable that runs from the LCD screen to the back of the camera's main circuit board. Bad news is that even though that's very common, Canon won't fix it or sell you the parts to fix it, they want you to buy a new camera. It's not a flex strip, it's a small bundle of wires and the break is right near the flex hinge. The repair is not complaicated but impossible with the right part since it has pri proprietary connectors.

  • anamouse Sep 13, 2014

    The two previous commenters are not familiar with your camera, if your's is like all the others with similar mileage, it's the wires inside the cable that runs from the LCD screen to the back of the camera's main circuit board. Bad news is that even though that's very common, Canon won't fix it or sell you the parts to fix it, they want you to buy a new camera. It's not a flex strip, it's a small bundle of wires and the break is right near the flex hinge. The repair is not complaicated but impossible with the right part since it has pri proprietary connectors.

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