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I have a canon powershot G3, when I switch on the camera no images are shown in the LCD screen, nothing is coming in video mode or playback mode also, Is it canon powershot G3 is also affected by the CCD problem

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    when we turn the camera on the LCD screen is black - how do we see a picture?

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with my g3. the fault is with the shutter control motor which is inside the optical unit. the magnetic layers of the motor peels off making the mechanical movement of the shutter to get stuck. sometimes it gives off the lens error message.

    solution - the canon guys don't give out spares separately, if you can replace the motor the problem is solved.



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All the canon G series have this problem....the iris control motor gets stuck. this is not a ccd issue. when you open the iris by force you can see the preview in the LCD.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008


A common problem is with the 'optical unit' shutter control part.
have to replace the 'optical unit'

Posted on Jan 31, 2008


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