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Camera will take pictures but they are all black.

Hi, I have a Canon IXUS 40 and I have to say its been beat up a bit. First of all, I broke the LCD without even knowing I did it until one day I pulled it out of my pocket and saw the screen broke. My main concern is that it got water in it because i was canoeing with it in a ziplock bag and the bag had a pin hole in it. I dried it off and everything. Currently, it takes pictures, beeps, and flashes but every picture is black on the memory card. Any suggestions?

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Re: Camera will take pictures but they are all black.

Your CCD is damaged, OR your aperture is stuck closed in your lens. Turn on the camera, have the lens extended and look into it, do you see a small circle at the bottom that looks like an opening? If not your aperture is stuck and you need a new lens. If its open, your CCD is bad and needs to be replaced.

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