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View screen Hello, I don't have an owners manual to my camera, so im not sure what to do. The view window in my camera will work then the next time i go to use it, the screen wont show anything it's black. Its really annoying I took my baby to beach yesterday for the first time and the whole time I was snapping pictures none of them were taken. I got home to download to computer and there was nothing there. Had my screen been working where I usually view the pictures, I would have known I was having problem. Can you please help I would greatly appriciate it. Thanks Proud Mom

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Re: view screen

This problem is caused by a stuck shutter assembly. Normally the shutter is open which allows light to enter the image sensor and show you the live preview you see on the screen. When you take a picture the shutter closes which allows the image sensor to record what was seen at the exact moment the shutter closed. The shutter is stuck closed, causing the image sensor to always be in the dark. These shutter assemblies are extremely small and delicate. The miniature parts can become jammed with just the slightest bit of oil or contaminant, or the slightest misalignment of components. The problem can sometimes be fixed by gentle tapping of the camera on a solid surface. If you are going to try this be VERY careful, and do not tap the camera on the buttons, lens, or battery door. If this does not solve your problem then the camera is going to have to be taken apart and the shutter cleaned and reset to allow free movement. This repair costs $125 to $145.

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Re: view screen

Actually, sounds like a defective CCD imager. You may be in luck. Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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