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Black LCD screen everytime i turn my camera on

Whenever I turn my camera on, all my LCD shows is a black screen. I can still take pictures but they all show up as black screens. Also, I can still view all my old pictures that I took before this phenomenon started happening. Are there any suggestions to what I can do to get rid of this problem? Thanks.

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  • husna Nov 20, 2007

    Whenever I put on my camera I see a black screen. Although I can see already snapped pictures, I cannot see any new image to snap neither can I see anything but black if I attempt to snap an image.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    I have not taken any steps to resolve the problem because I only notice that yesterday. But could the problem be resolve

  • crudude12 Jul 27, 2008

    my camera has a black screen but its still on but i cant even take picture

  • kstonya Jul 31, 2008

    My screen is black all pictures are black help

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    my screen is black and when i take pictures the pictures are black. its like something is in the lense that is covering up the lense. and when i press display, it is still black. (fyi. for those of you who haven't tried pressing display, PRESS IT NOW). but if it doesnt work for you, we have the same problem. :/

  • bh_sarah21 Apr 29, 2009

    i turn on my camera and the screen is black...i'll take a picture and i hear the noise it usually makes; but i cant see anything...i replaced it with new batteries right b4 i turned it on...whats worng with it?!?!?!?

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I have the same problem and i have contacted the Canon company and i am currentley waiting for a reply for them. I dont know how many peopled read this all that often, but i just thought i would ask a few questions for those who have been working on this problem of a while. From what i hear there is a recall on the CCD chip...true? Also, i was wondering if it is under a recall, replaced for free? and if not under the warrenty, would they replace is granted i did not do anything to it?

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I have the same problem, and I called Canon, and they're making me ship my camera out myself, and pay for the shipping. And all they're doing for me is giving me a free estimate. I was wondering if there's an easier way for me to get it fixed, or if I have to go through all of the trouble of paying for shipping when I did nothing wrong and it's the CCD chip that's malfunctioning, which is their fault as a company.

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Hello Prabby, CCD chip is malfunctioning. Please contact your nearest Canon Service. Best regards, Arpad

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I have a Ricoh Caplio RR 660 and the other day suddenly experiencing the black screen problem, could this also be a CCD problem, everything on the camera works but a black screen, take a picture but no image displayed

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Sounds like a defective CCD imager. Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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On back of camera, under viewing screen, there is a little button marked "DISP" (display). When my viewing screens (on both my A75 & A85) went black, it turned out it was because the DISP button had been inadvertantly pressed. Pressing it again re-opened the viewing screens. Magic!

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

  • Liz Dec 03, 2010

    OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH I WOULD HAVE NEVER FIXED IT!

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Call Canon's Customer Support (1-800-828-4040) They agreed with the possible CCD issue. They are very helpful and sending me free shipping label. 7 - 10 days to fix. They will call if it is a different problem.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

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