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MY CAMERA WAS EXPOSED TO A MAGNET NOW WITH POOR PICTURE

Last year technical support asked me to remove the batteries with the shutter open...which worked at that time. I am not sure if I am following the same sequence of steps now, but I am unable to clear the problem this time.

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Last week I was taking pictures outdoors, later on that day my screen went totally black, the green light comes on but the screen continues to stay black, I have changed the batteries


One of three possible problems. First check that you didn't accidentally press the DISP or DISPLAY button. If that's not the problem...
A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
Finally, it could be a loose or poor connection of the screen's flex cables, a very common problem for your model camera. The A620's vari-angle screen is a great option for a camera, but with this moveable screen, the screens data and power cables can and do wiggle loose. It is actually relatively easy to fix by just reseating these cables, but will require opening the back face of the screen of your camera.Please see this other person who had a similar problem with an A630.

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I have an old 35 mm Canon A1. I can't get it to click a photo or advance. It has a new battery. This happened to it once before and it turned out something had accidentally been switched on that froze...


Once the film has been advanced, it can't be advanced again until you take a picture. There's a dial ring under the shutter release that locks out shutter release. Turn the dial to unlock the shutter.

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Nikon D200 has become nearly impossible to grab images


False low-battery warnings, focusing, and metering problems may be the result of poor contact between the body and certain lenses. Try removing your lens and thoroughly cleaning the contacts. I would recommend using a contact cleaner, but rubbing alcohol will also work. Remember that the whole ring needs to be cleaned. If that does not work, try scraping the battery contacts.

Feb 01, 2010 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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My camera is very slow to take pictures,and the quality is poor, even with the battery fully charged. It is the original battery and I have had the camera for about 2 years. Do I just need a new battery?


Maybe you need a new battery. Is your memory card loaded with a lot of pictures? If so, download them and format the card in the camera. Do you press the shutter half-way and allow the camera to lock in the focus before pressing the rest of the way?

Dec 20, 2009 | Digital Cameras

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Day Light Pictures looks over exposed


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).

To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

For your camera (the A460) it's not possible to set the shutter to 15 seconds. Instead, set it to manual mode, turn off the flash, go to a darkened room, take the picture and open the door while the red and yellow light are flashing. Repeat until the shutter becomes unstuck. However, I must say that the chances are probably not very good to fix this with this method. And unfortunately professional repair will be too costly. If repeated tries do not work, it might be time to consider a new camera.

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Take it to a service centre for repair ASAP.

Depends on the exact issues you are having but it sound like the shutter magnet inside the lens is causing electronic noise and this is affecting your pictures. In Australia the shutter magnet only comes as a complete lens assy and is very expensive if the camera is out of warranty.

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I have a very nice 35 mm nokia camera with a zoom lens and lately when i get the pics developed, the pics come back blank or black. what could be the problem?


Black pictures mean under exposed or un- exposed film

Underexposed film can mean incorrectly set up or metering failure
Un exposed film simply means the shutter has failed
Open camera and look through the back and operated the shutter
Does it work?

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Half picture shows up and top portion is black


The camera firmware should be reloaded, if this fails then the camera is likely beyond end user servicing and should be repaired by a professional.

The reason your only seeing bottom half is as the reflex mirror is opening upwards to expose the sensor ( traditional cameras opened the mirror then a shutter to expose film ) your cameras sensor is only registering or transferring the bottom half of the image because it is the image is registered bottom first to the top until the shutter closes and the mirror returns to resting position.

Your problem could be the result of firmware or a more serious issue.

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When i turn camera on shutter closes and lens goes inside, and other way round...


Try the Sony web site technical help. but I feel that there is a main board fault developed here- perhaps time for a new camera try the tech help first though

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