LCD Screen not working, but camera still takes pictures
My Canon A640 camera was working fine and I shut it off after taking some pictures. When I turned it back on approximately 15 minutes later the LCD screen was not working. I could still use the viewfinder window, and the zoom feature. The camera took the pictures and I was able to download them to my computer.
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Looks like the contacts of the LCD of your camera are loose. Be advised that this repair would require you to take it apart and may vvoid your warranty. If there are no faulty contacts then you will have to replace the LCD screen. Should cost you around 100-150$
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make sure the dial at the top of the camera is set to AUTO or the green camera icon. When you are in position to take a picture, press the left button on the circle pad on the back of the camera; it should look like a SQUIGGLY ARROW this is the sign for flash. that button should turn it on, off, at automatic based on the current lighting.
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If you need them, you can get all the related user manuals/guides from this link;
There are a few possible causes for your problem;
Faulty LCD screen - check if you can review pictures on it, even if you can't take pictures using the screen.
Bad connection - you can try moving the screen into different positions to see if it comes on at any of them - where the connector goes through the hinge is a possible problem site - more likely the connector has come loose at one end or the other.
Software problem - Connect the camera to a PC/Mac, and open the "Zoom Browser EX/Image Browser" program. Find the "Set my Camera" window and you should have "reset to factory settings option" (check the software starter guide page 42) You can reset all the camera settings to their factory default value - this has to be worth trying.
I would use the warranty - Canon warranty service is usually pretty good - post back with your general area and we can hopefully find you a service centre.
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Hi, It is known problem of ccd imager failure in Canon A70 camera and ccd imager will be replaced to get live view in camera mode to take fresh pictures. Canon offers free of cost ccd imager replacement for A70. Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details. Thanks.
Hi there, Canon is having a problem with there ccd units on some models including this one. You could send it to canon or take it to a canon warranty depot and they could confirm that fault and repair it under warranty. As long as there is no impact damage, you should be ok.