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Black Screen Hi up until yesterday camera worked fine, I had it in my handbag and it may have got knocked. Whenever I turn the camera on the LCD screen is now black and when I take a new picture that also just comes out black, although I can view old pictures. I called Olympus who to repair this camera will charge more than the cost of a new one. Love my camera and would like to have a quick fix for this problem if poss. Please help!!!

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  • stephanie simonet Nov 03, 2007

    when i turn the camera on the green light comes on and the camera opens as normal but instead of the screen lighting up a red light flashes where the green light originally came on. The green power light is still on and stationary. I took a photo with the camera like this and it has come out fine on my sd card. Do you know what is wrong?

  • hardik sha Nov 06, 2007

    i m havng problem of my cybershot that is w55 the screen is not displaying any pics................and i cud get the pics bt i cnat get the display

  • Roumy Nov 30, 2007

    When I turn my camera on I see just a black screen. When I try to take pictures they come out black. But I can still see my old pictures in the review mode. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    My canon powershot A85 digital camera when turn on doesnt have an image instead there is a black screen?

  • subzero40 Jan 21, 2008

    i have a powershot A540 & i have the same exact problem. can only view olds pictures taken from before, but will not take any now, only black. & the lcd live view screen is also black.

  • eymoreno Feb 09, 2008

    black screen 

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    black screen

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    I also have the same problem.

  • airfuel Apr 26, 2008

    my camra doese the same its juct black,all the new pics i take turn outblack.may be white some times. but all the techinical support numbers anr not worth a W%$k wish i got a sony now.

  • Twinkle01250 May 11, 2008

    I used the camera took five pictures turned it off to get my son a drink came back and turned it on and the screen is black and you can not take pictures any more

  • aresnal May 16, 2008

    I have a samsung A7 it was working fine and then next thing you no the screen has gone black when i take a picture that comes out black too please help as i really like this camera.

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    I also experienced the Black Screen problem with my Kodak C310. I had it checked with our local camera repair shop. He said that the problem is with the flex, he opened and fixed it but i have a little apprehension because the repairman said that we should not press the shutter button too hard for it might reached the camera's motherboard and the problem might be up again. i don't know what he did with the camera.

  • mybrother May 20, 2008

    After 2 months when I on my camera the welcome screen comes but after this it becomes black. no picture comes on screen.

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    no picture when used camra mode to viewpicture is ok

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    i own coolpix4300 no lcd screen but all other working

  • Beaglemurr Aug 27, 2008

    my lcd screen is white and blank.

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    I have this samsung camara that the screen is black and i cant see the pictres

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    i have the same problem and no, it is not the button at the top right of the lcd screen. it just suddenly went black. :( all the display information still shows, and i can still view the pics that i had taken before i had this problem, but my screen is black and when i take a pic it comes out black.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    my lcd screen stays black on my canon powershot A310

  • sf_concerto Jan 15, 2009

    HI, i have the same problem everytime i turn on my camera the lcd display is black and the images stored in my memory stick is distorted.

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I just started having this problem with my canon PowerShot A310 and checked their service website which says "Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair." Here's the website link: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=9829

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Try shooting in RAW or in black and white, see if it helps. Sounds like a bad ccd as you can still see old pics, but not "live" pics, the ccd is the cameras retina so if it is bad, it wont "see" anything.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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Not sure if you've figured it out already, but there is a botton on the top-right of the LCD screen. It turns off the LCD so that you can use the small lens to look at what you are taking of picture of.

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This sounds like a defective Sony CCD issue. If so, Sony will fix your Minolta camera for free (with free shipping) regardless of warranty. You need to do this before March 31, 2008 so get going! See this link:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?template_id=1&news_id=131#
The Dimage models that Sony is accepting for the recall repair are:
Dimage 7HI, 7I, A1, Xi, F300, XT, X20, S414.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

Hvae you caught the display (disp) button, thus switching the camera into viewfinder mode? Fix, press it whilst powered on, the lcd should fire up.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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Thank you for the information!! I started experiencing the same problem almost a year ago. The camera was a Christmas gift and i no longer am in contact with the person who gave it to me. I almost decided to throw it away and buy a new one. Glad I didn't! :o)

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I wonder how common this is for this model? I experienced the exact same thing with my Digimax A7. Although, I know for a fact that mine wasn't dropped, knocked or jarred in ANY unusual way. (I also question whether yours could have been knocked hard enough in your purse to take out the CCD if it were reasonable designed/manufactured.) Samsung is not on the list of cameras with defective CCDs given by the previous poster, but I would have to wonder. My camera was less than a year old, and I hadn't even used it that much. When I did, I treated it very carefully. I am actually quite ticked off that it didn't even last year. It's not like it was some cheap toy of a camera. Shame on Samsung! I have one of their cell phones and a camcorder -- I thought they were better than that. The warranty is for one year, and I assume that this should be covered; however, I am also sure that they would try to worm out of it by saying that they thought it had been dropped or mistreated. I know the store I bought it from will take it back within a year with the receipt, so I think I'm just going to return the damned thing.

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If you can still view old pictures on that camera, your LCD is good. Sounds like a defective CCD, which is being repaired at no charge under a service advisory on some models. Go here to check: http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

Posted on Sep 22, 2006

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Sorry, no solution yet. But I have had the same problem today with my camera. I think one of the kids dropped it in the house. I can view earlier pictures, but can't take new ones becasue the display is gone. The display is fine since it shows old pics. If I shake it close to the ear, i can hear some broken part. my guess is either the CCD or lens, even though the lens look ok and the zoom motor works as well. I guess the only option is an expensive or repair or to buy a new one, unless someone can suggest a better answer.

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There is lcd backli cfl failure get ur lcd screen changed

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Normally there are two reasons for the given problem. 1). Bad or defective CCD. and/or 2). shutter not working. in the first case the only solution is the replacement of the CCD. and in the later case sticking of shutter blade, non functioning of shutter blade will cause the problem. This can be rectified by sending it to some repairer.

Posted on Sep 14, 2006

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SOURCE: my screen is black but the shutter is open and wont display

The problem you are describing is a problem with one of the chips in the camera that controls image processing. It seems to have failed and needs to be replaced. Following are the instructions to send your camera to Olympus for service. http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_servicerepair.asp Olympus will charge a flat rate repair fee for this product if beyond the one year factory warranty or the warranty is voided. The cost is $100.85 plus your local sales tax. This covers parts and labor, factory cleaning and diagnostic check, 6 month warranty and the cost of shipping the product back to you is all included in that price.

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Turn on camera. Blurry pic. Wirly grinding noises. Blue screen.
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Sometimes smacking the **** out of it fixes it. Today it doesn't seem to do the trick any more.

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