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Canon Powershot SI screen goes black after taking a photo

When I switch the camera on, I can only take one or maybe two photo's before the screen goes black. A hand appears on the screen and then all indicaters appear as well but the screen stays black. When I power off and on again then I can take another foto again.

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  • andries_both Nov 18, 2008

    Thabks alot, that is the problem. How is the shutter getting sticky as it is sealed inside the lens? or it looks sealed to me.

  • yaseeer Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem that my cam's screen is always appearing black and a hand appears when i start to capture somethig.however all menus option are visible to set.pleaae relove my this problem



    thanks

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That sounds like a sticky lens shutter. They usually have to be replaced, as they usually will need parts. When the camera is working look inside the lens and take a picture(with flash turned off). You should see a black shutter door clicking shut in the lens. When the camera acts up, look inside the lens again. If the door is staying shut full time, that is your problem.

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