Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens
Camera seems to operate fine but when I take a photo the preview is black and when I view the memory card on the computer the photo files are there but they are just a solid black photo. (yes the lens cap is off). I have used different memory card, different lens and different battery. When I put a cf card in that has other photos on it I can view them through the camera lcd. I last used it outdoors in hot temperatures and have read the post regarding overheating but a battery change and card reformat did nothing. The camera is about three years old and is used by my schools yearbook club. I don't have the money to replace it! Any idea what the technical problem might be and what a repair might cost?
4 possibles on this one,
1) as mentioned the mirror isn't lifting.
2) the secondary auto focus mirror isn't lifting (remove lens) lift mirror and there is a second mirror behind the main mirror, if this stays hanging down its damaged, although normally you will get a part image when this happens
3) shutter stuck (but should also have an error99 when this happens, put the camera in bulb and open the shutter you should be able to see the sensor.
4) sensor or associated electronics failure
if you do decide to attempt the sub mirror repair take great care, that big black cylinder is the flash capacitor and its charged to 350v and will bite hard....
best of luck
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
Clean the sensor, might fust work
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
It could be that the shutter has gone out or the mirror is not going up they are only rated to last for so many shots. That is what canon told me when my 10d did the same thing. I dont remember what the repair cost was.
Posted on Jun 07, 2007
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