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Problem with dark lcd but plays back does not record

I have only used my camera a few times and one day it worked fine and the next all i got was a dark screen.i noticed a small indentation on the outside of the camera on the lcd side i am hoping no one damaged it. it does not take images just a black screen. i tried to reset the camera but it still does not work. i have taken out the battery still no luck. i am going on vacation in two weeks and would love to take my camera along. can anyone help me...

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Re: problem with dark lcd but plays back does not record

Hi a bit late I know but it may help someone. If you can see the menu clearly on the screen but all the camera will shoot is a black image, the problem is a stuck Iris... see my article

Posted on May 24, 2008

Re: problem with dark lcd but plays back does not record

Take a movie, then try to download it. If you captured video, then camera works, but your screen is damage and may need replacing.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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When i put on the camera the monitor is so dark i can not see what i am taking out

Please clarify a few things so someone can help you.

1. Are you saying it's too dark when playing back previously taken photos, when recording new photo's, or just all the time.

2. Can you see the camera menu's ok but not the live view of the subject.. or is everything just too dark?

3. Does the Status Indicator LED on the back light up showing that the camera has adequate battery power?

Here are some suggestions (You can quit when you find one that works).

1. Check that the monitor brightness setting is set to medium at least in the menu's. Go to SETUP MENU and then MONITOR to check this. It has 7 brightness levels.

2. Press the display button on the back a few times while the camera is on. This toggles the display setting between various settings such as Off/ On / Info. The display may simply be turned off since that is an option.

3.. Try a 2nd set of new batteries.

4.. If you can read the menu's then select the option to reset the camera to factory defaults. Do NOT select to format or erase your memory card, that is not required and it's not the same thing as a reset. This just sets the main functions back to their original settings.

5. If it works fine for playback but not for recording then check that the main record settings are correct for the type of scene. For example don't use Beach, Snow or Candle mode for regular daylight shots.

6. If the built-in screen has an issue the video output jack should still work since that is a different circuit, So connect the camera to a TV and see if it works then. That also lets you see the menu's to check the settings if the built-in screen has an issue.

7. Check that "AUTO LCD OFF" is not set.

8. If none of these suggestions resolve it then ask a local photographer to take a look at it since there may be more solutions that become evident when you see it in person.

Lastly ...
It could have a bad CCD sensor or corrupt firmware but I can't say for sure since there was so little information provided.

The factory can fix any problem or replace the camera and internal programming issues can often be fixed with a firmware upgrade. But don't do that unless you are familiar with it.

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Blank screen

Sounds like you accidentally pressed the DISP (Display) button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the screen on and off in picture taking mode to save battery power. You could then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn it back on, just the DISP button one more time.

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Black pictures when using flash

The black images with flash mean that the Iris mechanism in the lens is not working properly, and that needs a professional camera repair service.

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Canon powershot 9

This is a really simple problem and easy to solve.  Unfortunately the videos you've recorded cannot be changed back because they have been recorded in Time Lapse mode.  
With the camera switched on in Video Mode turn the control dial on the back (this is the dial to the right of the LCD screen).  This will change the settings from TIME LAPSE to STANDARD.  There are actually 6 different modes but the best one for normal videos is STANDARD.  There is a HIGH RESOLUTION setting,  however these record fewer frames per second (fps) so whilst the quality is better per frame,  there are half the amount of fps so the the movie will look at bit jerky.
It's really easy to accidentally twist the dial when holding the camera,  so always check the icon in the top right of the LCD before recording to make sure its just a yellow camera in a yellow square.  
This should be problem solved for future recording.

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Playing Back Movie Clips
You can play back the recorded movie clips on the LCD monitor screen. However, the
sound recorded with movie clips can only be played back on a computer.
1. Press the button.
2. Use the four-way controller (����) to go
through the images until the movie clip you
want to play back is displayed.
�� To view the previous image, press the
four-way controller (��).
�� To view the next image, press the
four-way controller (��).
3. Press the button to start playing back
the movie clips.
�� To pause or resume movie playback, press the button again.

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If it's withing 30 days, get it exchanged. I have a D70s and it's been working fine for me, maybe something with the D40x with other customers? Take it back to the store and let an "instructor" try it out to make sure it's not a setting.

It's great for the manufacturer to know about any problems so they can get a good sample of problems to help many people. Good luck.

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