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Take picture 3/4 of frame is black

Same problem in every mode
with canon digital rebel xti

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Take the lens off the camera and look through the lens. Is there anything obstructing the light?
Now have a look inside the camera body. Same thing, anything there that looks like it shouldn't be? If look up into the cavity you should be able to see the focussing scren clearly - any obstructions there?
Finally, with the lens off, switch on the camera and go through the menu until you find the sensor cleaning option. Select this. The internal shutter will open and allow you to see the CCD sensor. Have a look and make sure it is also free from obstruction.
You will need to switch the camera off to release the shutter.
Put everything back together and check the pictures again.
If still no joy, then it sounds like the CCD sensor is faulty and the camera needs a repair from an authorised Canon repair centre.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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