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Black screen on my canon S3 Si camera

When I turn on my camera the canon logo is okay then the screen turns black... When I take a are black tried the video it is also black. I can view pictures that were taken before without any issues. I can also see the menu okay go into settings okay screen does display what setting that I am using can you please help me with this issue...

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  • RAYLEE Feb 05, 2013

    Fixed my Canon Power Shot S3 IS by doing this : I just tried something that I read a few days back tried it then but just tried it again. I held my Canon Power Shot S3 SI Camera Lens up to a Very Bright Light and started Taking Pictures started in TV mode then kept switching modes but taking lots of pictures in the different modes kept checking after taking a few I could start noticing that the screen was getting lighter and lighter with each picture that I took ... and Finely it started looking more and more like a picture.. and now my baby is back working...... thanks to who every the person was that posted about using a light to get her the Death of the Black Screen working... Just a little hint make sure that the light is really bright a flashlight did not work the yesterday for me so today a used a lamp and now me and mt Camera are both doing the Happy Dance .... Hope This May Help Others Who's Cameras Have Been Hit With The BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH....

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This sounds like a common image sensor failure. Unfortunately Canon stopped fixing this problem over a year ago. Parts are NLA.

Posted on Feb 04, 2013

  • RAYLEE Feb 04, 2013

    Thanks Art

  • RAYLEE Feb 04, 2013

    Hi Art ... I just tried something that I read a few days back tried it then but just tried it again. I held my Canon Power Shot S3 SI Camera Lens up to a Very Bright Light and started Taking Pictures started in TV mode then kept switching modes but taking lots of pictures in the different modes kept checking after taking a few I could start noticing that the screen was getting lighter and lighter with each picture that I took ... and Finely it started looking more and more like a picture.. and now my baby is back working...... thanks to who every the person was that posted about using a light to get her the Death of the Black Screen working... Just a little hint make sure that the light is really bright a flashlight did not work the yesterday for me so today a used a lamp and now me and mt Camera are both doing the Happy Dance .... Hope This May Help Others Who's Cameras Have Been Hit With The BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH....

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Your camera has a stuck shutter. Canon will not fix this for free. There is a guy on eBay that fix this issue for a low price. Fix is for Canon S2, S3, S5 with stuck shutter. here is the link in case you need: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141414188140

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SOURCE: Canon SD 1100 IS Display screen is black except for icons

The CCD is dead or the lens shutter doesn't open. You have to contact your local Canon service center.

Hope this helps!

Tom

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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First try pressing the "DISP" button. If that doesn't work, try downloading a picture. Is the picture also black? If so, it's probably a defective CCD imager. Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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Hi,
Your Canon A75 camera has problem in CCD Imager and this part will be replaced to get back picture.
Canon announced free of cost repair scheme for subject problem and you can see details by clicking Canon CCD Advisory.
Hope this info will help you to resolve problem.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Black LCD screen/ not 'seeing' picture. Canon EOS 400D camera

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The Digital Rebel XTi doesn't have 'live view' mode, you can't see what you're taking a picture of before you take the picture.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon S3 no display on LCD screen

for the person whose screen is blank but the photos work- I had the same problem and solved it by replacing the smaller date/time battery which slides out of the larger battery copartment. The battery is a CR1220 smaller than a dime and even flatter. Hope this works for you.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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