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My 6 year old cannon powerShot70 won't take pictures, when power up the view in the LCd is black with hazy streaks, shutter clicks and "picture" shows up in view mode the same as LCD screen view. Camera turns on and I can view prev pictures but cannot shot new ones. iused camera outside for about 45 minutes at 2 degrees celius, got great pics but when i tried it one day later got black LCD. HELP!

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  • masters392 Jan 09, 2009

    I did not fully understand the solution I got ( see Below


    "Try first to reset the camera to its default settings from the menu and if doesn't fix the problem a firmware update will be a good idea in fixing the problem... "

    In my menu i have three options ,Camer,which covers Erd eye Af assit beam digtal zoom and review, all except review are set to "on" Review can be set as off or in seconds, the second menu item is Set up again several items that are on or off like soun, etc and the third menu option is my camera which deals with preferences, I can't find a place in the menu to reset to default settings AND I do not know what a FIRMWARE UPDATE is
    Help

  • masters392 Jan 09, 2009

    Yes, but can you recommend where i can take the camera for repair in the Vancouver British Columbia, Canada area?
    Thanks for your help

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This is hardware problem you need to bring your camera for service you can this link:

http://www.advancecamera.com/repair/


http://www.precisioncamera.com/

Hope it may help you;


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VOTIT



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It looks like the camera CCD sensor is gone.
That is common malfunction for this model, espetially in a high humidity conditions. Check here for more information
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8776
But maybe you still eligible for refund as those models are under recall by canon
Good Luck

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I don't think this is a setting problem.

Try removing the battery for few minutes, and doing a reset from camera menu but this does not look like a settings problem.

I think you have a faulty CCD sensor, or lens problem, I have just done another camera with the same problem. I repeat:

The array CCD sensor is the optic sensor that capture light to generate the image.

that is a defective camera ccd sensor, I have seen it many time the sensor for the camcorder is separate and it is working.

Look:

My  6 year old - 0623646.jpg

That is how it looks like, may be pink, gray, on black and white stains, more or less blurry, depending on how the array sensor is faulty.

If the pictures that you take come out the same , that is a faulty CCD sensor.The viefinder shows you what is detected by the CCD sensor, and passed to the logical board.

When the logical board is faulty it usually does not start, a problem of this kind is unfrequent.

If the picture comes out the same as the image only on camera , then it is a faulty sensor.

If instead you have static dark spots like blurred area, that do not follow the pictures while camera is moving that is a lens problem.

From description it looks like a bad CCD.

In either case the camera must be taken apart to replace the sensor, or reassemble lens.

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Try first to reset the camera to its default settings from the menu and if doesn't fix the problem a firmware update will be a good idea in fixing the problem...

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